• New York Cardinal Edward Egan has died at age 82

    • Mar 5, 2015

    Cardinal Edward Egan, the archbishop emeritus of New York who was popular in Rome but had a rocky tenure as head of the nation’s second largest archdiocese, died Thursday afternoon of cardiac arrest. He was 82. His successor, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, said Egan was stricken at his residence at the

  • Photos: Christmas celebrations 2014

    • Dec 24, 2014

    Catholics and other Christians around the world set up Nativity scenes, decorated enormous Christmas trees, lit candles, and played hymns to celebrate one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar: The birth of Christ. Here is a sample of some of the holy day’s manifestations.

  • Greek Orthodox begin rebuilding St. Nicholas, destroyed on 9/11

    • Oct 20, 2014

    NEW YORK – Leaders of a Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed during the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center broke ground on a new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church that will overlook the 9/11 memorial. The new domed building is scheduled to open in 2016, the same year

  • General Theological Seminary board to negotiate with terminated faculty

    • Oct 20, 2014

    NEW YORK – The embattled General Theological Seminary will keep its controversial dean and has offered to negotiate employment possibilities with the majority of its faculty who quit teaching classes and were subsequently fired. One trustee has resigned over the board’s decision. Last month, eight full-time professors quit teaching classes

  • NY governor wants to create faith-based services agency

    • Oct 10, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to create a new state Office of Faith-Based Community Services. The Democratic governor announced his plan Thursday night in Harlem during remarks to a convention of the United Missionary Baptist Association. The agency would help religious organizations and houses

  • Episcopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary

    • Oct 2, 2014

    New York — The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation’s oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean’s intimidating, disrespectful leadership. Eight of 10 professors who trained future priests at the General Theological Seminary in