An estimated 35,000 participants marched past St. Patrick’s Cathedral where many stopped to be greeted and have their pictures taken with Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, including actor Chazz Palminteri, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.
After last year’s virtual Columbus Day observance, this year’s event returned as an in-person celebration of faith and Italian-American heritage in New York City. Columbus Day 2021 began with a bilingual Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Monday morning.
A friend, a brother and a real mentor is how New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan describes Diocese of Brooklyn’s Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
As St. Joseph’s Seminary & College celebrates its 125th anniversary, seminarians reflect on the vast differences between their experiences and those of their predecessors in the 1890s.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio joined hundreds more for Mass celebrating the 125th year of St. Joseph’s Seminary & College at Dunwoodie, Yonkers. Auxiliary Bishop James Massa, the rector, said the hill-top campus is “merely a branch campus of the one that the Great Teacher founded back in Galilee, two millennia ago.”
The New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the bishops of New York in public policy matters, sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation urging them “to reject taxpayer funding of abortion, and to oppose appropriations bills that do not include the long-standing, bipartisan Hyde Amendment and related pro-life policies.”
The University of Notre Dame observed the conclusion of Religious Freedom Week in the U.S. with a Religious Liberty Summit June 28-29 that invited ecumenical leaders and scholars from around the nation to discuss the various challenges to religious liberty.
Religious freedom advocates released a charter declaring the right of every person around the world to freely believe — or not believe — religious tenets and join with others in a religious community and for believers and religious communities to live peacefully in society.
Proclaiming “the future is anti-abortion,” members of a national pro-life group rallied here Wednesday to thank champions in the fight against abortion and urge Catholic Church leaders to stand up for the rights of the unborn.
The Catholic electorate gives mixed reviews on President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office. Issues of concern include his COVID-19 response, immigration, reproductive rights, the environment, and religious freedom.