(RNS) — Marrying in Central Park in the middle of a quarantine, we inadvertently found ourselves something of an attraction for all of New York City.
(RNS) — The past few weeks have put the lie to our illusions of self-sufficiency. We have always been responsible to one another for everything. We’re just noticing it now.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo stepped aside amid mounting calls for his ouster from his staff, priests and public over his handling of allegations of clergy sexual misconduct.
(RNS) — Sh’ma, the 40-year-old journal of Reform Jewish thought, utters Sh’ma, the deathbed prayer. Don’t mourn too much. It did its job.
NEW YORK (RNS) — 'We’re working on becoming a real alternative to what many consider to be a Judaism where spirituality is not sufficiently addressed,' said the synagogue's founder.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — All eight of the state's Roman Catholic dioceses face financial pressures as a result of the state's new Child Victims Act.
(RNS) — Common ground on abortion is substantial, if we only took time to look.
(AP) — Few criminal cases or lawsuits may come out of the New York attorney general's inquiry into clergy sex abuse allegations in the Roman Catholic Church, whatever its findings.
(RNS) — Law enforcement officials in at least seven states appear to be launching their own inquiries of their Catholic dioceses, focusing on church files thought to contain decades of allegations of child sex abuse by priests.
NEW YORK (RNS) — St. Finbar Catholic Church in Brooklyn's Bensonhurst neighborhood is part of a larger national trend: The share of U.S. Catholics who are Hispanic has increased by 5 percentage points since 2007 to 34 percent and is expected to continue growing.
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — 'People here feel they will be blamed as a religion and as a people. Because this guy was a Muslim, Muslims will be blamed anywhere and everywhere,' said Imam Mohammad Qatanani, spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, the region's most influential mosque.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope said during an Angelus prayer on Wednesday, the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day, that he was praying for all those who were killed and injured, and for their family members.
More than a synagogue burned on the Lower East Side this week. A legacy of compassion and hope went up in smoke as well.
(RNS) He will continue working with the Redeemer City to City church planting network, including teaching in its partner program with Reformed Theological Seminary.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (RNS) As investigators look into what caused a New Jersey commuter train crash, some residents of this New York suburb ponder what role God and fate play in such tragedies.