In a letter highly critical of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of enforcement during the COVID-19 shutdown, a U.S. Justice Department official urged the mayor to be fair to religious institutions.
Remote learning has been especially difficult for special needs children, according to educators and advocates, who said lessons took much longer to set up each school day.
As protests continue across the country in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, cities, including New York, are considering defunding police departments to shift monies toward education, youth programs and social services.
After marching in the Columbus Day Parade on Oct. 14, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York state will build a statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan led the service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where eight cardinals and scores of bishops were in attendance, as well as Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and former Mayors Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, and David Dinkins.
On the same day President Barack Obama announced that he would overhaul the nation’s immigration enforcement system – protecting upwards of five million unauthorized immigrants from deportation – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acted on the local level. At a press conference held Nov. 14 on the steps of Our Lady of Sorrows […]
Finding ways to heal and strengthen relations between police and local communities was the focus and goal of a gathering of faith leaders hosted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan at the request of Mayor Bill de Blasio this month.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio was among a dozen religious leaders from across the city that met privately for two hours inside the cardinal’s Manhattan residence Aug. 21.
Don’t tell Msgr. David Cassato that he can’t go home again.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has reopened an old controversy by his announcement that he would not participate in the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The new mayor, who seems to get in his own way with every step he takes, has declared that the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Catholic Church […]
Donna Corrado, executive director at Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Inc. (CCNS), an affiliate of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, has been appointed the new commissioner for the N.Y.C. Department for the Aging, as announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Feb. 18. “During her 22 years of dedicated service and leadership to Catholic Charities Brooklyn […]