New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan joined in mourning the "execution of two young, promising and devoted police officers" fatally shot Saturday.
The New York archdiocese, with the second-largest Catholic population in the country and an unparalleled place in U.S. church history, is shrinking: Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Sunday announced that nearly a third of the archdiocese's 368 parishes would be merging, and some would close.
Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, a theologian, physicist, author and a leader of the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation, died Friday in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., after a long illness. He was 73.
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley is scheduled to celebrate a funeral Mass for the priest Tuesday at St. Mary's Church in New York.
There has not been a Jewish service in the Zamosc Synagogue since before the Holocaust. But on July 3, 13-year-old Jacob Wisnik celebrated his bar mitzvah there.
"If you are choosing to exercise this kind of power over another person's life ... you have to know the kind of power you are exercising," Zephyr Teachout says.
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.
Five people, including the granddaughter of Catholic Worker co-founder Dorothy Day, are being held on bonds ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 after a protest at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base near Syracuse, N.Y., home of part of the U.S. drone program.
Seven people, among them Martha Hennessy, Day's granddaughter, and Elizabeth McAlister, a longtime peace activist and widow of Philip Berrigan, were arrested after crossing onto base property Wednesday.
Mary Anne Grady Flores' voicemail gives callers an unusual instruction: "Hi, this is Mary Anne Grady Flores. Please don't leave a message as I will be away from July 10 for an unknown period of time."
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on the constitutionality of prayer at public meetings. But a new survey finds U.S. voters clearly favor prayer -- as long as the public prayer is generic and not specifically Christian.
Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind survey asked about attitudes on high-profile cases before the court, including Greece v. Galloway. That case addresses whether elected officials can open public meetings with religiously specific prayers, such as praying in Jesus' name.