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U.S. Catholic Bishops Grapple with Pope Francis’ Priorities
Originally Posted: 11/11/2014 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

With a controversial Vatican summit on family life just concluded and a papal visit to the U.S. expected in less than a year, the nation’s Catholic bishops on Nov. 10 began taking steps to adapt their agenda t ...

New York Archdiocese, One of the World’s Grandest, Shrinks
Originally Posted: 11/03/2014 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

The Archdiocese of New York, with the second-largest Catholic population in the country and an unparalleled place in U.S. church history, is shrinking: Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Nov. 2 announced that nearly a ...

U.S. Archbishop Urges Both Sides to Cool Down at Vatican
Originally Posted: 10/16/2014 - 9:03am | Type: Blog

After two days of fighting between happy liberals and angry conservatives, the Vatican on Oct. 15 dispatched a leading moderate from the U.S. church to tell both sides to temper their expectations about impend ...

Catholic League Drops Out of St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over Row About Gays
Originally Posted: 09/12/2014 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

After organizers agreed to allow a gay and lesbian group to march, William Donohue of the Catholic League announced that his organization would not take part in next year’s popular celebration of Irish-America ...

Are Catholic Conservatives Turning on Cardinal Timothy Dolan?
Originally Posted: 09/08/2014 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s positive reaction to this week’s decision by organizers of New York’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade  to allow gay groups  to march under their own banners initially drew charitable responses in many Catholic Church circles. ...

Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis Opened Door to Gay Civil Unions Debate
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Sunday that Pope Francis is asking the Catholic Church to look at the possibility of recognizing civil unions for gay couples, although the archbishop of New York said that he would ...

Anti-Abortion Activist Frank Pavone Is Back in Church's Good Graces
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

After years of tensions with various bishops, Rev. Frank Pavone has complied with demands to straighten out the group’s finances and to become accountable to his home diocese in New York. ...

Catholic Bishops Challenged to Adapt to Pope Francis’ Priorities
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

As the U.S. Catholic bishops began their annual fall meeting on Monday, they were directly challenged by Pope Francis’ personal representative to be pastors and not ideologues — the first step of what could be ...

Vatican Seeks Input from the Pews on Marriage and Family Issues
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Blog

In an unusual move, the Vatican has asked the world’s bishops to quickly canvas the faithful for their views on topics like gay marriage, divorce, and birth control ahead of a major meeting of church leaders s ...

Stephen Colbert on Pope Francis, Cardinal Dolan and (of Course) Stephen Colbert
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

The great and the good — and lots of politicians and TV pundits, too — gathered Thursday to hear comedian Stephen Colbert roast and toast everyone from Pope Francis to his host for the evening, Cardinal Timoth ...

Catholic Hospitals at Odds with Bishops Over Birth Control Mandate
Originally Posted: 07/09/2013 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all employees receive free birth control coverage. ...

White House Denies Contraception Exemption to Private Businesses
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 9:14am | Type: Blog

The Obama administration on Friday issued final rules for religious groups for its controversial contraception mandate, maintaining its position on who qualifies for religious exemption and allowing no carve-o ...

Gay Catholic Delivers 18,000 Signatures to Bishop Asking to be Reinstated
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

A gay man ousted from posts at his Long Island parish after a critic complained that he had married his partner delivered a petition with more than 18,000 signatures on Thursday to Bishop William Murphy, askin ...

ANALYSIS: Are Catholics Shifting Tone Or Substance On Gay Issues?
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

When New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan told national news programs on Easter Sunday that Catholic leaders need to do a better job of showing that their opposition to gay marriage is not “an attack on gay people, ...

An American Pope?
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s extraordinary visibility and popularity are being cited as factors that could make him the first American with a realistic shot at being elected pope when the College of Cardinals gath ...

Cardinal Dolan, Sister Simone Campbell, To Bless the Democratic Convention
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

In a move that could recast the reigning political narrative about the Catholic bishops, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has accepted an invitation to deliver the closing benediction at the Democratic National Conventi ...

Cardinal Timothy Dolan Asks Candidates to Sign Civility Pledge
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who sparked controversy by agreeing to deliver the closing blessing at the Republican convention in Tampa this week, on Monday drew further attention to his political role by asking bot ...

Dolan Criticized for Inviting Obama to Al Smith Dinner
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

By tradition, the storied Al Smith Dinner has provided a few hours of comic relief from the angry volleys of the campaign trail. But this year's event is drawing criticism. N ...