The State of New York has responded to the petition filed by the Diocese of Brooklyn with the U.S. Supreme Court over the diocese’s religious freedom case.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has filed an emergency application with the Supreme Court, asking that the highest court in the land agree to hear its case against Gov. Andrew Cuomo on First Amendment grounds. The diocese charged that imposing strict attendance — in some cases, as little as 10 people at the Mass — violates religious freedom.
On the evening of Oct. 16, Judge Nicholas Garaufis denied the diocese’s request for a preliminary injunction to halt restrictions imposed on houses of worship by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The Diocese of Brooklyn went to federal court for the second time in a week to try to overturn strict new regulations imposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on houses of worship in COVID-19 hot spots.
The Diocese of Brooklyn’s federal lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo over regulations he imposed on houses of worship in COVID-19 hot spots is at the center of several fast-moving developments.
In a major moment for Catholics and immigrants in New York City, a statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was officially unveiled on Columbus Day. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), popularly known as Mother Cabrini, is the patron saint of immigrants.
The New York State-funded Mother Cabrini statue, commemorated in St. Frances Xavier’s honor, will be unveiled in Battery Park on Oct. 12.
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.
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.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his official capacity as governor and is seeking an injunction to prevent him from enforcing new rules on church attendance in COVID-19 hot spots.