• More than three dozen lawsuits have been filed against the Diocese of Rochester since the...

  • New York state's yearlong "window" opened Aug. 14, allowing suits to be file by victims alleging abuse by priests, church workers and employees of public schools, hospitals and other...

    New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Bishops Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany, Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn and John O. Barres of Rockville, center, are pictured in a combination photo.

    New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Bishops Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany, Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn and John O. Barres of Rockville, center, are pictured in a combination photo. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz and Bob Roller)

  • Three U.S. bishops' committee chairmen have called on the nation's elected officials "to exert leadership in seeking to heal the wounds" of the country caused by the Aug. 3 and 4 mass...

    A man walks past a memorial Aug. 7, 2019, for those killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, four days earlier. (CNS photo by Bryan Woolston/Reuters)

    A man walks past a memorial Aug. 7, 2019, for those killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, four days earlier. (CNS photo by Bryan Woolston/Reuters)