Posts Tagged ‘New York archdiocese’

McCarrick pleads not guilty to sex assault

Monday, September 6th, 2021
McCarrick pleads not guilty

Theodore McCarrick has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy nearly 50 years ago. The once-powerful American Cardinal was expelled from the priesthood for the assault, which allegedly occurred at a wedding reception in Massachusetts. Pope Francis laicised (defrocked) McCarrick in 2019 after a Vatican investigation determined he sexually abused minors, as well Read more

New York archdiocese merges dozens of parishes

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

New York archdiocese has moved to merge more than 50 of its 368 parishes with neighbouring parishes. In a column published online in Catholic New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said 14 per cent of the archdiocese’s 368 parishes would undergo a “purgatory” of sorts and be merged with neighbours. “I wish it could be different. Read more

NY archdiocese pays contraceptive cover ‘under protest’

Friday, May 31st, 2013

While Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York spearheads the fight against a new health care law that requires employers to cover birth control in employees’ health insurance, his archdiocese is already paying for contraceptive coverage for thousands of unionised employees. When a New York Times report drew attention to this situation, the archdiocese insisted it Read more

Archdiocese wants White House papers for legal action

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

The Obama administration is facing a subpoena from the Catholic archdiocese of New York seeking White House papers for its lawsuit challenging the government’s health insurance mandate. In an attempt to block the archdiocese, the administration is arguing that the request for documents from President Barack Obama and his senior advisers would be “exceptionally burdensome” Read more