| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:01 PM
In the midst of Gay Pride month, the New York legislature has become the most recent battleground in the fight for marriage equality, and, not surprisingly, the Catholic Church is fighting tooth and nail to resist progress.
A bill to legalize same-sex...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 6:38 PM
America's Roman Catholic bishops say there's a shortage of exorcists in the country.
To fix the problem, they're holding a conference Friday and Saturday on how to perform the rite.
Among the speakers are Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and a priest-...
| Nov 17, 2010
| 2:19 AM
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected president Tuesday of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a surprise win that underscored the bishops' shift toward a more aggressive defense of orthodoxy.
Dolan defeated Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas,...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 8:16 AM
St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in the NoLita neighborhood of Manhattan was the Roman Catholic cathedral of New York from the time it was built in 1815 to 1879, when a new cathedral -- St. Patrick's on Fifth Avenue -- was built. After Old St. Pat's, as it's...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Approximately 3,000 of the faithful here and from across the country packed St. Patrick's Cathedral for Easter Sunday Mass.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan reminded worshippers that "God has the last word," saying the joy of Easter will forever trump the evil...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 6:37 AM
Police have arrested an eighth suspect after he turned himself in in connection with the horrific anti-gay attacks on three men because of their sexual orientation, this as city officials rail against the "vicious" hatred that led to what happened....
| May 21, 2012
| 3:24 PM
The Archdiocese of New York, joined by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against three Cabinet officials in the Obama administration. It was the first, legal salvo in the feud over insurance funding for birth...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:12 AM
President Obama has more on his plate than Mitt Romney, who's in a dead heat with the president in the latest Washington Post/A-B-C News poll.
The president now has Notre Dame to worry about. Okay, maybe not the Fighting Irish, but the Catholic Diocese...
| May 26, 2012
| 3:23 PM
I have been meaning to write a big piece about CBS News and "This Morning" for two weeks. But other assignments took precedence, so now I'll have to write a much smaller piece a day late after the network has already celebrated 100 days of its revamped...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:07 PM
The image ofthe Catholic Church recently was further battered when documents revealed that Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of up to $20,000 each to priests accused of sexual abuse as “motivation” not to contest...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:00 AM
At a time of staggering poverty, rampant unemployment and growing income inequality, Catholic bishops will gather for a national meeting in Baltimore today and remain largely silent about these profound moral issues. A recent Catholic News Service...