The archdiocese of New York has dropped its legal demand for documents from White House staff related to the church's lawsuit against the government's insurance mandate for birth control coverage.
The story of a Long Island Catholic ousted from his parish jobs for marrying his male partner generated headlines, outrage and an 18,000-signature petition to Bishop William Murphy to have Nicholas Coppola reinstated.
But now the tale has an odd coda: Murphy, who heads the diocese of Rockville Centre, mailed the petitions back to Coppola with a one-line cover letter on the bishop's stationery that reads: "FROM YOUR FAITHFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP."
No signature, nothing else.
Advocates of child sex abuse victims gathered in New York last week to raise money and discuss how to prevent future abuse.
The decision follows several months of reviewing enrollment, finances and local demographics. Four schools that were supposed to close will instead remain open.
Now you can pray over text message -- with the help of the New York-based Holy Name Province of the Franciscans.
While Cardinal Timothy Dolan cheered some of the New York governor's State of the State address, he called a measure to prevent state regulations on abortion a "radical" bill.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan wrote of the decision: "I dread this! I'd rather be opening new schools, not closing some." This would be the second round of closures.
Perspective: New Yorkers met the challenges of Hurricane Sandy with typical grit, grace and fortitude; however, they made the city feel different.
The executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York said people need food, shelter, clothing and more after Hurricane Sandy.
After a year of exile because of money management, Fr. Frank Pavone has placed himself back in the spotlight, just in time for elections.