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.
"As we care for the child, so must we care for all people on the vast spectrum of life. When we subjectively determine the points at which life begins and ends, whether it is viable or not, when it is too burdensome to endure, we begin a path toward self-destruction. Life is no longer precious, but just another commodity in the business of living. Relativism becomes the absolute, and even the value of life itself is questioned." -- Bishop Salvatore R. Matano of Rochester
Posted: 7:49 2014-09-10 ⋅ Comment
"My father struggled with severe depression and other anxiety disorders for much of his adult life. At times they were absolutely paralyzing for him, rendering him incapable of performing the simplest of tasks. As a child I did not understand the depth of his suffering; I selfishly focused more on the inconveniences I had to endure rather than the anguish of my father." --Kathleen M. Gallagher, director of pro-life activities, NYSCC
Posted: 10:25 2014-09-09 ⋅ Comment
It will be a busy legislative session starting in January, as we try again to pass the education investment tax credit to help our Catholic schools, and fight back against a renewed effort by late-term abortion activists to pass the Abortion Expansion Act. Join the Catholic Action Network to stay informed. And tell your friends to like us on Facebook.
Posted: 14:41 2014-09-05 ⋅ Comment
"As an American, it was very good to hear the pope that I love, who leads the Church I would live and die for, also smiling on my country in recognition that it does have a global responsibility and that, if morally used, it can be for the betterment of humanity. I found that a very good moment." --Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Posted: 9:51 2014-09-05 ⋅ Comment