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.

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Suicide solution?

Suicide Solution?

The bills to legalize assisted suicide in New York State are a recipe for abuse, even requiring doctors to lie about cause of death, and no counseling requirement to screen for depression. HERE.

End of Life Booklet

End of Life Booklet

The NYS Bishops offer a helpful guide to Catholics on the difficult decisions involving end-of-life treatment and care. The document is called "Now and at the Hour of Our Death. Go HERE to order or download. Una versión en español está aquí.

Faithful Citizenship

Faithful Citizenship

Watch Cardinal Dolan discuss the Catholic call to faithful citizenship as you form your conscience throughout the year to better participate in the public square. HERE.

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We are remembering NYPD Detective Steven McDonald. His funeral was held today at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Midtown. http://7ny.tv/2jsSfS5

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The New York State Bishops mourn the death of NYPD Detective Steven McDonald, as we celebrate the great gift that he was to his family and to all New Yorkers. Steven lived his Catholic faith in a truly authentic way, forgiving the man who shot and paralyzed him, loving his family, and speaking out on behalf of all human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Please pray for the repose of Steven's soul and for consolation for his widow, Patti Ann, and his son, Conor. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Steven McDonald, NYPD cop paralyzed 30 years ago, dead at age 59

McDonald died Tuesday at the age of 59 after suffering a heart attack in his Long Island home.

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Timothy Cardinal Dolan gets a warm greeting from NYS Senate after delivering invocation for the 2016 session January 6.

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Assisted suicide “safeguards” revealed as a con | New York State Catholic Conference

In a very revealing commentary published at jurist.org last month, long-time assisted suicide advocate Kathryn Tucker admits that the so-called “safeguards” included in physician-assisted suicide proposals aren’t really safeguards at all. In fact, she calls them “burdens,” “restrictions,” and “barri...

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