Ahead of a House of Representatives vote this week, the U.S. bishop’s conference denounced the Equality Act as a bill that “discriminates against people of faith,” and something that “can be construed to include an abortion mandate.”
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is denying a sexual abuse allegation made by a man who filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Newark and the bishop. The man claims Bishop DiMarzio, who was then a priest in New Jersey, abused him when he was a child.
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said he hoped the “renewal and rededication that usually accompanies the inauguration of a new president” also will be a time for violence to subside and civil discourse to resume.
In his first comments since President Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building in protest of the 2020 election this past Wednesday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, condemned the president for instigating the behavior.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan urged congressional leaders to include religious and other non-public schools in the COVID-19 financial aid package being finalized by lawmakers ahead of an expected vote on Dec. 18 — a week before Christmas.
Members of the Armenian community in Brooklyn criticize a recent ceasefire agreement between Armenia and neighboring Azerbaijan in a decades-old dispute over the mountainous region called Nagorno-Karabakh. They said the deal brokered by Russia lets Azeris keep control over land they seized when fighting resumed n late September. They also worry that unresolved issues might cause warfare to start up again.
Members of the Nigerian Igbo community at St. Fortunata parish in East New York, Brooklyn, cry out against persecutions of Catholics and other Christian denominations in their homeland.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called for “the shield of faith” to protect Armenian Christians caught in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The “Ecumenical Service for Peace and Justice in Armenia, Artsakh and the World” also included remarks by Greek Orthodox Archbishop Elpidophoros and Bishop David of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of New York AND New England.
Edward Charles Ford was 91 when he passed away on Oct. 8.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York shrugged off fierce rainfall to celebrate mercy, love, and compassion from the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Mass held at Visitation Monastery in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, marked the 100th anniversary of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque’s canonization.