Q and A: Catholics of all backgrounds have shaped New York for over 200 years. Another New Yorker and Catholic, Patrick McNamara, took a deeper look at them.
After years of strong resistance, organizers of New York's St. Patrick's Day parade will allow gays and lesbians to march under their own banner for the first time.
The New York Times has an interesting story about the late Cardinal John O'Connor's Jewish heritage:
In his 16 years as the Catholic Church's top official in New York, Cardinal John Joseph O'Connor was a staunch friend and defender of the Jewish people.