In the wake of a setback in the courts, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said the Diocese of Brooklyn will explore its legal options in its fight against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new regulations governing attendance at houses of worship in COVID-19 hot spots.
A federal judge denied a request made by the Diocese of Brooklyn for a temporary restraining order to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo from enforcing his new COVID-19 rules on houses of worship. The decision means that the new restrictions Cuomo mandated can go into effect.
Four months after churches in New York were given the go-ahead to start holding religious services again, there are still no prayerful gatherings at Rikers Island, according to prison chaplains, who said inmates are being deprived of their religious rights.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said Wednesday that the rights of Catholics in the Diocese of Brooklyn are being violated, following news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is mandating new COVID-19 restrictions on church attendance across the Diocese of Brooklyn.
The NYPD has arrested a man accused of smashing a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the property of Shrine Church of Our Lady of Solace last month.
In the wake of his decision to close all schools in nine ZIP code areas in Brooklyn and Queens that have become hot spots for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Oct. 5 that he might have to shut down religious institutions, too.
On Oct. 5, Gov. Cuomo announced all New York City schools within nine hotspot ZIP codes will physically close and pivot to remote learning on Oct. 6. This came after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a proposal on Oct. 4 to shut down schools and non-essential businesses within the areas with high positivity rates.
The Conservative Party of New York State, said Twitter has yet to say what it found so objectionable when it suspended the political organization’s account three times this year.
New York City museums and other cultural institutions began operating once again on Aug. 24, under New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Phase 4 reopening plan. Since then, many museums have curtailed occupancy to a 25-percent capacity, issued timed-entry reservations online with staggered, in-person entry times, controlled foot traffic flow, and limited days and hours of operation.
The Diocese of Rockville Centre has filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11, it was announced on Oct. 1.