Posts Tagged ‘NY’

It’s never just a selfie

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Brooklyn and Queens Diocese, New York, is reaching out to young people, suggesting it is ‘hip’ to be prayerful. An Ad campaign that includes a picture of a church with a velvet rope accompanied by a slogan “Everyone’s on the list,” will soon be scattered across the diocese. CBS reports residents are ‘chuckling’ because the Read more

NY county swears in top executive using iPad Bible App

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano was sworn in for his second term Thursday, taking the oath of office on an iPad with the Bible displayed on the screen. A printed copy could not be located. During an almost three hour ceremony, Mangano address a standing-room-only audience and recalled his rise to the county’s highest office. Read more

Board member quits NY Charities Board over Dolan’s stance on LGBT youth

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

A day before Easter, the head of New York’s Roman Catholic archdiocese faced a challenge to his stance on gay rights: the resignation of a church charity board member who says he’s “had enough” of the cardinal’s attitude.

Joseph Amodeo told The Associated Press on Saturday that he quit the junior board of the city’s Catholic Charities after Cardinal Timothy Dolan failed to respond to a “call for help” for homeless youths who are not heterosexual.

“As someone who believes in the message of love enshrined in the teachings of Christ, I find it disheartening that a man of God would refuse to extend a pastoral arm” to such youths, Amodeo said in his letter to the charitable organization last Tuesday.

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Archbishop Timothy Dolan: Church deceived by politicians on gay marriage

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

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Brooklyn Bishop calls for sanctions over gay marriage

Friday, July 1st, 2011

New York Bishop of Brooklyn Nicholas DiMarzio has signalled a new era in Church-State relations by calling for sanctions consequent to the gay marriage bill passing. DiMarzio has called on members of his diocese “to not bestow or accept honours, nor extend a platform of any kind to any state-elected official in all the parishes Read more

NY redefines marriage

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

On Friday, New York joined the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa and Vermont and Washington DC as places where same-sex marriage is legal in the United States. Opponents of same-sex marriage have vowed to fight back and outlaw gay marriage as they did in California and Maine. The National Organisation for Marriage (NOM) has Read more

Analysis: How did gay marriage become NY law?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

How did New York lawmakers, long known for their decades of late budgets and partisan gridlock, manage to pull off a generational milestone like legalizing gay marriage? Friday night’s victory for gay marriage advocates was the product of changing public attitudes, and a political campaign that was more sophisticated, better funded, and armed with more Read more