My Catholic Life
A Unified Voice for All New York State Catholics
The New York State Catholic Conference represents the Bishops of the state in working with government to shape laws and policies that pursue social justice, respect for life and the common good. We provide a unified voice for the eight dioceses of the state to speak on such issues as education, marriage, health care, poverty, abortion, euthanasia, social services, criminal justice and the environment. We apply the principles of Catholic social teaching to critical issues of the day and encourage citizen involvement in the legislative process.
"Mary’s embrace showed what America – North and South – is called to be: a land where different peoples come together; a land prepared to accept human life at every stage, from the mother’s womb to old age; a land which welcomes immigrants, and the poor and the marginalized, in every age. A land of generosity. That is the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and it is also my message, the message of the Church. I ask all the people of the Americas to open wide their arms, like the Virgin, with love and tenderness."
Posted: 11:15 2013-12-12 ⋅ Comment
"Shortly after Christmas, our Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Innocents, children murdered by King Herod’s armies after Christ’s birth. The children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School were also innocents, too young to comprehend the evil that was befalling them. We seek to remember their promise and honor their lives by working to ensure that never again must we witness the heartbreaking scene of parents forced to bury their children."
Posted: 10:02 2013-12-12 ⋅ Comment