If there’s one thing that we know about the Catholic Church, it’s that homeboys in the Vatican are totally hip to the concerns of youth culture.
In their newest attempt to spread the good word amongst the PBR-drinking set, the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn has launched a series of ads designed to appeal to native Read More
Last Friday an Italian daily published stunning claims of a plot within the upper reaches of the Catholic Church hierarchy to kill Pope Benedict XVI, former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. Italy is in an uproar over the story and the news has gone viral across Europe. No wonder–it reads like the prologue to a cheap paperback thriller, hinting at webs of palace intrigue:
Archbishop Timothy Dolan will get a promotion in a few weeks when he travels to the Vatican to receive a red hat symbolizing his elevation to cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church. The honor means a lot to the two million Catholics in Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens and the nearby northern suburbs. But it should mean a lot to non-Catholic New Yorkers, too. If he is blessed with good health, the 61-year-old archbishop very likely will be a fixture in St. Patrick’s Cathedral and in the city’s larger civic community until around 2025. Get used to him.
Archbishop Dolan, of course, has been on the job for nearly three years already, so it’s not as though he needs an introduction. But his new title will give him more prominence and influence—not to mention new head gear.
On a gray Friday in January, a largely empty church on 121st Street and Broadway was immaculate in the way of a rarely used living room. Even on a slushy winter morning, Corpus Christi’s floors gleamed.
At noon sharp, in the rectory next door, the Rev. Raymond Rafferty, the church’s pastor, leaned forward, checked his Read More
Works In Progress
Universities are poised to overtake the church as the city’s biggest private landlord, The Observer‘s Laura Kusisto reports in this week’s print edition.
While we were tracking down the juicy details for the story, Columbia shared some eye-popping new renderings of the new Jerome L. Greene Science Center at the school’s Manhattanville campus–part of Read More