The Archdiocese of New York expressed support for the federal lawsuit the Diocese of Brooklyn filed against Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his strict new COVID-19 rules on church attendance.
Inside New York’s iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, some 250 Mexican nationals were hailed as anonymous heroes July 11, after dying of COVID-19, which they likely contracted as they kept the city moving when it was experiencing the peak of the pandemic earlier this year.
Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said in a newspaper column that the city’s police officers deserve better treatment and broad support on the job.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn are making plans for Catholics to return to Mass and the sacraments in a way that cares for both the “souls and bodies of our people.”
The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, will be holding a press conference at 11 a.m. today at Our Saviour Parish in Manhattan, regarding the reopening of churches in the archdiocese amid the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 1,000 Catholics have signed an open letter in protest of Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s phone call with President Donald Trump and a follow-up interview on Fox News, labeling the president as “not pro-life.”
President Donald Trump identified himself as the “best [president] in the history of the Catholic Church” in a conference call for Catholic leaders and educators April 25, where he warned that issues at stake in the upcoming presidential election, particularly on abortion and religious liberty, “have never been more important for the Church.”
There’s been no shortage of issues on which New York’s governor and cardinal have clashed, but in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic they find themselves united – with the cardinal hoping this crisis leads to newfound respect for the value of all human life.
The Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York, Michael J. Deegan, has announced that the archdiocese will close all elementary schools, effective Monday, March 16 until Friday, March 20.
Volunteers from the Diocese of Brooklyn joined Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and about 300 others on Dec. 14 at Kmart Astor Place in Manhattan to buy Christmas gifts for needy families.