A U.S. bishops’ committee said they oppose recent alternatives for human burial and traditional cremation, contending they “fail to satisfy the Church’s requirements for proper respect for the bodies of the dead.”
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New York Dioceses Will Hold Statewide Eucharistic Revival Event
In an effort to localize the U.S. bishops’ National Eucharistic Revival, the eight New York dioceses have come together to sponsor a statewide Eucharistic Congress.
Amid a Shortage of Nuns Several Local Orders Are Seeing an Uptick
While the number of sisters is dwindling in the U.S. overall, there are some bright spots, according to Church leaders.
The Sisters of Life is one such example.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Honors Immigrants’ Quest for Better Lives
The 262nd New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade made its annual trek up Fifth Avenue on Friday, March 17, with a rousing spectacle of bagpipes, drums, and marchers carrying Irish-themed banners.
Cardinal Dolan Welcomes ‘Fellow Irish One and All’ to St. Patrick’s Day Mass
The 262nd New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade stepped off from the front of the cathedral that bears his name, following a Mass celebrated by New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan before a sanctuary packed with Catholic clergy, local dignitaries, religious, representatives of the military, and faithful.
Fordham’s Bronx Artifacts Collection Builds on Jewish, Catholic Partnership
A trove of artifacts of local Jewish life — bar mitzvah invitations, high school yearbooks, marriage certificates, receipts from kosher caterers among them — is growing here in an unlikely place: a library in a Catholic university.
Albany Diocese Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
The Diocese of Albany, New York, announced March 15 that it has filed for bankruptcy reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Jury Rejects Death Penalty for NYC Bike Path Terrorist
Sayfullo Saipov, convicted of killing eight people by driving a truck on a New York City bike path in 2017, will serve a life sentence in prison after a federal jury in Manhattan failed to reach a unanimous verdict on March 13 to give him the death penalty.
NYPD Looking for Suspects in Defacing of Columbus Statue in Central Park
The NYPD released surveillance video on Tuesday of two vandals who spray-painted “Murderer” and “Give Us Our Land Back” on the Christopher Columbus statue located inside Central Park.
Archdiocese of New York Announces Closings of Multiple Schools
Students at 12 Catholic schools in Manhattan and the Bronx will have to find a new place to learn starting in the next academic school year after the Archdiocese of New York announced they will close on Feb 15.