The Church of Our Lady of Esperanza is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 624 West 156th Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan in New York City. Continue reading
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Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan has to meet many a prospective donor. These are the sorts of people Cardinal Dolan will need. Although he has raised $45 million for the impending renovation of the cathedral from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, the cathedral trustees and individual donors, he’s still $132 million short of the total needed.
That means that he will have to depend on non-Catholics, on people who do not share his conservative social views, on parishioners whose own churches have been closed or are jeopardized, and on philanthropists who will have to be persuaded to put bricks and mortar ahead of human needs. Continue reading
By TRYMAINE LEE
From the second to last pew at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Harlem on a recent Sunday morning, Sylvia Lynch, 80, lifted a hand toward the rafters and sang praises through a haze of burnt incense. Continue reading