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.
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.
Posted: 13:39 2017-01-10 ⋅ Comment