• GATES — In the wake of nearly 50 lawsuits filed against it since New York’s Child Victims Act took effect Aug. 14, the Diocese of Rochester filed for reorganization Thursday, Sept. 12,...

    Bishop Salvatore R. Matano (center) speaks to the media at the diocesan Pastoral Center.

    Bishop Salvatore R. Matano (center) speaks to the media at the diocesan Pastoral Center in Gates during a Sept. 12 press conference regarding the diocese’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing earlier that day. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • In preparing to mark the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan made comments on the events during an interview with a Milwaukee TV station....

    A woman holds a bouquet of flowers as she pauses at the edge of the north reflecting pool at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City Sept. 10, 2019, the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

    A woman holds a bouquet of flowers as she pauses at the edge of the north reflecting pool at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City Sept. 10, 2019, the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.(CNS photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)

  • The archbishop of Nassau, Bahamas, celebrated Mass for evacuee families and Catholic school staff members a week after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the islands.

    A man sits inside a damaged church serving as a shelter in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, Sept. 8, 2019, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

    A man sits inside a damaged church serving as a shelter in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, Sept. 8, 2019, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. (CNS photo by Loren Elliott/Reuters)