By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 - 11:49 am
Photo of New York Cardinal-Archbishop Timothy Dolan, circa 2009. Via Wikimedia Commons. On Monday, Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing that he would resign on February 28. As the New York Times noted in a front-page story, he will be the... Read more
By Christine Crawfis on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 - 3:21 pm
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 - 4:19 pm
Last week, a public outcry erupted in a little Delaware County town over whether or not the Margaretville Interfaith Council would admit Holy Innocents, an independent Catholic church in Halcottsville, as a member. This week, the Council has quietly put... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 - 1:23 am
Above: The Holy Innocents Church in Halcottsville. Photo courtesy of Bishop Francisco Betancourt. A public outcry has erupted in a tight-knit Catskills community over a local interfaith council's reluctance to allow an independent Catholic church to join... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 - 7:52 am
The Maetreum of Cybele in Palenville. Photo by Julia Reischel.  A group of self-described pagans in Palenville has lost its bid for a religious exemption from property taxes. Last Thursday, a New York State Supreme Court judge issued a decision in the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 16, 2012 - 12:03 pm
Catholic priest Jeremiah Nunan, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Cairo and Our Lady of Knock Shrine in East Durham, has been suspended from ministry, while the Albany Diocese and the Greene County District Attorney investigate charges that he sexually... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011 - 4:11 pm
Video clip about the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers by filmmaker Carole Hart, maker of the documentary film For The Next Seven Generations. In October of 2004, thirteen elders from indigenous cultures scattered around the world... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 23, 2011 - 3:57 pm
Photo taken at the former Winding Brook farm; from the Vishwa Dharma Foundation's website. Devotees of a Manhattan-based Hindu group, Vishwa Dharma Mandalam, are transforming a run-down farmstead on Round Top in Cairo into an ashram for retreats and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Mar. 20, 2011 - 10:07 pm
The Albany Roman Catholic Diocese announced yesterday that they have removed former Margaretville priest Robert Purcell from ministry, and placed three Capital-region retired priests on administrative leave, in the wake of recent sexual abuse accusations... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 - 10:17 am
A pagan group that wants the town of Catskill to recognize it as a religious organization may lose its Palenville home before the end of the year. The Maetreum of Cybele, a pagan community that owns the former Central House hotel on Rte. 23A, has been... Read more


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