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A new book urges canonization of Fulton Sheen, father of electronic Mass

By Claire Giangravé — April 6, 2020

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Sheen’s niece hopes to restart the New York bishop’s journey to canonization after it was abruptly halted last December.

How can the church punish bad bishops?

By Thomas Reese — July 30, 2018

(RNS) The church has no more power over a priest than any corporation has over an employee. A priest or bishop can refuse to accept punishment and simply walk away.

Priest who posted video with dead fetus on altar is defiant

By David Gibson — November 8, 2016

NEW YORK (RNS) The Rev. Frank Pavone said defeating Hillary Clinton to stop abortion is so important that his Facebook post was justified and not a sacrilege, as critics claim.

New York archdiocese creates program to compensate sex abuse victims

By RNS staff — October 7, 2016

NEW YORK — The arbitration scheme, which was put into place by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, represents a novel approach to compensating victims of predator priests.

Cardinal Edward Egan, former New York archbishop, dies at 82

By David Gibson — March 5, 2015

NEW YORK (RNS) Cardinal Edward Egan was never beloved by priests or parishioners as were the men who preceded and followed him in office, but he also had a tough job to do.

NY archdiocese, one of the world’s grandest, shrinks

By David Gibson — November 3, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (RNS) The downsizing in New York is not unique: Dioceses across the Northeast and Midwest that were once the cradle of U.S. Catholicism are facing declining donations and participation in church life.

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