The Church in New York Will Not Be Shuttered: Catholic Bishops Stand Up to Government Bigotry

New York governor Andrew Cuomo attends a ceremony marking the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2020. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)
A note of thanks.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE Y esterday, the Catholic diocese of Brooklyn filed a lawsuit against New York governor Andrew Cuomo. The governor has new shutdown rules in his new hot-zone rules.

Under Cuomo’s directive, three zones are being created — red, orange, and yellow — with red zones falling under the most severe restrictions. In orange zones, attendance at religious services is restricted to a maximum of 33 percent capacity with no more than 25 people. In yellow zones, 50 percent capacity will be permitted at services.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio:

The executive orders this week have left us with no other option than to go to court. Our

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