N.Y. Court to Reconsider Mandate for Abortion Coverage by Religious Groups

The Supreme Court sent a case back to a lower court Nov. 1 asking it to reconsider a ruling against the Diocese of Albany, New York, and other religious groups that challenged the state’s mandate requiring employers to provide abortion coverage in their employee health insurance plans.

Diocese of Buffalo Says Bankruptcy Is ‘Imminent’

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo faces near certain bankruptcy after posting a $5 million loss in 2019, citing a total reduction $21.7 million in assets attributed to the financial impact of its sexual abuse crisis,  according to a the diocese’s annual financial report released Jan.30.

Ordination for Two New Auxiliary Bishops

Two diocesan priests with years of institutional and pastoral experience were ordained auxiliary bishops to serve Brooklyn and Queens at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, July 20. It was the first episcopal ordination held at the site.

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Scharfenberger

When Queens-born Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger was ordained and installed as the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Albany, N.Y., The Tablet was there to capture this special moment in the life of the new bishop and his new diocese. Bishop Scharfenberger Installed in Albany Ordination Eve Prayer Service Ordination Day at Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Ordination Eve Vespers Service

On the eve of his April 10 installation as the 10th Bishop of Albany, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger attended a vespers service at St. Pius X Church, Loudonville, N.Y.