| Mar 17, 2012
| 7:10 PM
(Reuters) - Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York City's iconic house of worship on Fifth Avenue, is getting a facelift.
The $175 million restoration will take about five years and will include what church officials described as a thorough scrubbing: its...
| Apr 10, 2012
It may have been Easter, not Christmas; but South Florida Catholics -- especially the Cuban-Americans among them -- got a gift when the church declared Father Felix Varela "venerable," one of three steps toward possible sainthood.
Varela, a 19th...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 7:32 PM
It will be standing room only. Three thousand people packed into Saint Patrick's cathedral for what Archbishop Timothy Dolan calls "the Superbowl of Midnight Masses."
Earlier today, Archbishop Dolan gave us a sneak peek at what he'll be saying in his...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Baltimore's archdiocese, the oldest in the nation, can once again claim one of the highest-ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church as its leader.
Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien, leader of the archdiocese since 2007, was named a cardinal Friday by...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:41 PM
From her home in Washington, Missouri, the 82 year old mother of New York's Cardinal-Designate, Timothy Dolan, told PIX 11 she's got her passport ready for the trip to Rome next month, where she will see Pope Benedict the XVI elevate her 61 year old son...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 8:21 PM
Archbishop Timothy Dolan celebrated his first Sunday Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral as a newly-minted Cardinal, a little under the weather.
He's fighting a case of laryngitis.
But, while he may be losing his voice, Dolan, 61, hasn't lost any of his...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 5:54 AM
It was the first-ever debate between two Roman Catholics vying for a White House perch, and in Thursday's face-off between Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, the question was put plainly: How does your faith shape your...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:20 PM
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were within arm's length for the second time this week, as they shared the stage at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner Thursday and delivered feisty quips at each other's expense.
Donning tuxes at the...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:18 AM
SOUTH BEND — The University of Notre Dame, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and several other area organizations filed suit Monday challenging the constitutionality of a federal regulation that requires religious organizations to...
| May 21, 2012
| 3:24 PM
The Archdiocese of New York, joined by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against three Cabinet officials in the Obama administration. It was the first, legal salvo in the feud over insurance funding for birth...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:12 AM
President Obama has more on his plate than Mitt Romney, who's in a dead heat with the president in the latest Washington Post/A-B-C News poll.
The president now has Notre Dame to worry about. Okay, maybe not the Fighting Irish, but the Catholic Diocese...