NEW YORK (AP) — The 150-year-old heart of a French priest is on a U.S. tour — a Roman Catholic relic with New York City as its latest stop.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on St. Patrick's Day parades in the U.S. (all times local):
The St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City is a mix of celebration and a new...
Catholic bishop steps down after sex-abuse claim
NEW YORK (AP) — A 74-year-old Catholic bishop in New York has stepped down from public ministry after being accused of sexual abuse.
The allegations lodged against auxiliary Bishop John Jenik, of Our Lady of Refuge in the Bronx, involved inappropriate behavior with a teenage boy in the 1980s, according to a report in The New York Times.
Cuomo, faith leaders to hold prayer vigil after shooting
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and other faith leaders will gather for a vigil at a Manhattan synagogue to call for civility following the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Tuesday's event will be held at the Central Synagogue at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and will be open to the public.
NYC mayor, faith leaders condemn synagogue mass shooting
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio joined New York's religious leaders and other elected officials Sunday to condemn the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting and vowing to protect the city's Jewish communities from anti-Semitic violence.
The Democrat gathered outside a Manhattan synagogue Sunday afternoon with Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders, including Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Cardinal hires judge to review church sex abuse policies
NEW YORK (AP) — Hoping to restore the faith of those disillusioned by how the church has handled sexual abuse allegations, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York appointed a former federal judge Thursday to review its procedures and protocols.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Roman Catholic archbishop of New York has joined New York National Guard leaders in Times Square for a ceremony commemorating the centennial of the battlefield service of a storied Army chaplain.
Father Francis Duffy was a Canadian-born priest who served as chaplain of the 69th Infantry Regiment in World War I. In France in 1918, he was known for ministering to American soldiers in the trenches.
NEW YORK (AP) — It was cocktail hour at the Met Gala, the most glittery and exclusive event on the New York social calendar, and celebrity guests were thronging around the imposing Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sipping drinks and munching on canapes. Pretty much everyone in the room was famous, some hugely so, but one guest seemed to be getting a little more attention than most: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, is not one to shy away from making thoughtful and provocative statements.
It is only fitting that on Easter Sunday, the holiest day of the year for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, we reprint Dolan's recent commentary published in the Wall Street Journal.
The title of the article is attention-grabbing: "The Democrats Abandon Catholics".
NEW YORK (AP) — Traffic ground to a halt on Tuesday to make way for the funeral procession of a firefighter who was killed while dousing a blaze on the set of a new film starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Alec Baldwin and Willem Dafoe.
The somber scene at St. Patrick's Cathedral unfolded on the same day a tenant in the fire-ravaged Harlem building filed a $7 million lawsuit accusing Norton's production company of "recklessness, carelessness and negligence."
NY archbishop celebrates funeral for US soldier from Ghana
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, celebrated the funeral Mass for an Army National Guard soldier and native of Ghana who died rescuing some of more than a dozen people trapped in the deadliest fire in the city in quarter of a century.
A funeral was held Saturday for 28-year-old Emmanuel Mensah, whom the U.S. government honored by posthumously awarding him two military valor medals.
Connelly: ‘Preposterous and insulting’ -- Steve Bannon takes on Catholic Church
The Catholic Church is defending "illegal aliens" only because it needs "to fill the churches," Stephen Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, has charged in an upcoming "60 Minutes" interview.
The accusation by Bannon, who has resumed duties as editor of Breitbart News, was immediately described as "preposterous and rather insulting" by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York.
Keeler’s body to lie in repose ahead of funeral Mass
BALTIMORE (AP) — The body of Cardinal William Keeler, who headed the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 18 years, will lie in repose in Baltimore's basilica ahead of his funeral.
Keeler retired in 2007 as the head of the archdiocese, the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. He died Thursday at age 86.
Keeler's body will lie in repose at Baltimore's Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Monday and Tuesday. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday afternoon.
NEW YORK (AP) — Many Roman Catholics who ordinarily abstain from eating meat on Fridays during the 40 days before Easter have been given a "Paddy Pardon" for St. Patrick's Day.
The Washington-based Catholic News Service reports that many bishops across the country are giving the green light to eating the traditional corned beef and cabbage this year.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Archdiocese of New York is seeking a $100 million short-term mortgage on property it owns near St. Patrick's Cathedral to fund a compensation program for victims of clergy sexual abuse.
The Manhattan-based New York archdiocese — the nation's second biggest after Los Angeles — announced a program last fall to begin paying abuse victims. Cardinal Timothy Dolan has portrayed the process as a "tangible sign of the church's desire for healing and reconciliation."
Thousands of officers line streets for slain NYC sergeant
MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of police officers from across the nation paid tribute Thursday to a New York City police sergeant who was killed during a gunfight last week.
Throngs of officers stood shoulder-to-shoulder for nearly a mile as hearse carrying the body Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo arrived for his Long Island funeral. The 19-year veteran officer was killed last Friday in the Bronx.
WASHINGTON — If Beltway insiders and other East Coast elites ever wondered why so many Americans prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, all they need do is watch a rerun of Thursday night's 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.
Best and worst jokes from Trump, Clinton at white-tie affair
NEW YORK (AP) — Every four years, the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is meant to be a campaign cease-fire, when the presidential nominees share the stage a final time before Election Day and trade warm-hearted jokes.
But this year's dinner, reflecting the bitter nature of the contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, was hardly jovial, with both candidates exchanging fierce jabs Thursday night that at times appeared to devolve into personal attacks.
NY archdiocese offers compensation to abuse victims
NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of clergy sex abuse willing to forego lawsuits against New York's Roman Catholic archdiocese can seek compensation through a new church fund announced Thursday, but any records of such abuse and what the church did about problem priests will remain private.
The program will be led by Kenneth Feinberg, who managed the federal compensation fund for Sept. 11 victims, with oversight by former New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly, among others.
Fallen firefighter remembered as hero, family man
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City fire battalion chief killed by debris from a house explosion last week was remembered Saturday as a hero and a dedicated family man at his funeral service attended by thousands of firefighters, elected officials, friends and family.
Michael Fahy's wife and two of their three young children spoke tenderly about him at the Roman Catholic Mass at the Annunciation Church, in Yonkers, that Cardinal Timothy Dolan helped officiate.