Posts Tagged ‘New York’

Major victory for religious liberty – the merits of the case

Monday, June 29th, 2020

A major victory for religious liberty has followed a federal court case. The victory occurred in the decision in Soos v. Cuomo. Federal district Judge Gary L. Sharpe has removed religious gatherings from the virtual ghetto in which Governor Cuomo, his Attorney General and New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio had placed them under Cuomo’s Read more

Trump will let US churches make political endorsements

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Donald Trump says he will remove the decades-old ban on “politicking” by tax-exempt organisations like churches if he becomes US president. Speaking to a Christian audience in New York on Tuesday, Mr Trump also promised, if elected president, to appoint anti-abortion Supreme Court judges. In the 1960s, US President Lyndon Johnson established a ban on Read more

Wily political strategy of Pope Francis

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

When Pope Francis makes his first trip to the United States this month, he will act on a grand stage much as previous popes have done. There will be a private meeting with the president and public Masses in Washington, D.C.; New York; and Philadelphia. He will address the United Nations. Two aspects of his Read more

Fulton Sheen beatification process on indefinite hold

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The cause for beatification of American evangelist Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been suspended indefinitely because of a spat between two US dioceses. In a September 3 communiqué, the Diocese of Peoria, where Archbishop Sheen was born, announced that the cause was suspended “for the foreseeable future” and would be assigned to a Vatican archive. This Read more

NY cardinal doesn’t object to gay group in St Patrick’s parade

Friday, September 5th, 2014

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan has not objected to a gay group being allowed to march under its own banner in the city’s St Patrick’s Day parade next year. Cardinal Dolan, who is archbishop of New York, is also the grand marshal for the parade on March 17. The parade committee chose OUT@NBCUniversal -a lesbian, Read more

Cardinal Dolan says Pope not endorsing socialism

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has written that Pope Francis is not endorsing socialism, despite a recent papal call for economic redistribution by states. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Cardinal Dolan stated the Pope believes capitalism must come with “compassion and generosity”. The principal focus of Pope Francis’s economic teaching is that economic Read more

Poverty is not a project

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Do you recall The Great Jubilee Year 2000? For a few years before the turn of the century, almost every statement by a bishop or other church leader or organization contained some paean to the jubilee. The pope had called for it, and so all sorts of people either sincerely or for show acted as Read more

Don’t hurry conclave US cardinals say

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Two of the 117 cardinals to elect the new pope, both who live outside Rome are in no rush for the Conclave to be convened. New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George have both expressed a little concern about the bringing the conclave forward. Cardinal George told reporters, Sunday after celebrating Mass, Read more

Nun with a gambling addiction stole $155,000 from parishes

Friday, November 9th, 2012

A nun with a gambling addiction is facing criminal grand larceny charges for embezzling funds from two parishes in upstate New York. She reportedly stole $NZ155,000 and spent it at casinos while working as a pastoral associate. Continue reading Related Posts:Man who stole charity’s Christmas food parcels gets present…Priest shortage presents ‘great challenges’ in IrelandPope Read more

Cardinal Dolan kisses ‘Colbert’s’ wife in public

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The comedian Stephen Colbert and Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York bantered onstage Friday night before 3,000 cheering, stomping, chanting students at Fordham University, in what might have been the most successful Roman Catholic youth evangelization event since Pope John Paul II last appeared at World Youth Day. The evening was billed as an opportunity Read more