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.
“If those pills had been available when I was going through my most difficult time, I can’t say that I wouldn’t have taken them,” he admitted. “According to [the legislation being debated in New York], there would have been no followup, no oversight and no regulation. I would not have had a doctor checking on me to see what I had done with those pills...I would have taken my life prematurely, and that’s the danger here...I just hit my two-year mark from when I was diagnosed—on May 13—and there’s no sign of cancer within the brain,” he said.
Posted: 7:41 2016-05-23 ⋅ Comment
"Why would our elected representatives choose to rush to vote on a brand new bill giving this kind of unprecedented power to physicians who aren’t even seeking it? It is actions like this that have caused New Yorkers to question the way state government operates."
Posted: 10:28 2016-05-22 ⋅ Comment
"This is about a sense of welcome and inclusion and embracing. And this is American," said Timothy Cardinal Dolan. "This is about as apple pie as you can get. By the way, we couldn't get the apple pie if these guys weren't picking the apples, alright? So this is American. This is, for me, very Catholic. This is, for me, very biblical."
Posted: 7:27 2016-05-22 ⋅ Comment