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The Diocese of Rockville Centre has announced that three Long Island Catholic elementary schools will close due to financial hardships from lack of enrollment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Connecticut priest who founded the Knights of Columbus is a step closer to sainthood. The Vatican has attributed a miracle to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, clearing the path toward his beatification.

McGivney grew up in Waterbury, the son of Irish immigrants. His father worked in a local brass mill, and so did he, when he was just 13.

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Parts of New York State are gradually reopening, with Western New York authorized Monday to join five other regions of the state and begin Phase One of a four-phase process. The Capital Region will be allowed to begin reopening on Tuesday. 

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Bravo star Andy Cohen and comedian Michelle Buteau are among those advocating for New York to adopt a law allowing paid gestational surrogacy. But pockets of opposition remain.

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Survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their allies celebrated the one-year anniversary of passage of the Child Victims Act in New York, but they say they want the law updated to allow some adult victims more time to file lawsuits.