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.
New York Mets legend Mike Piazza was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame along with Ken Griffey, Jr. in a ceremony in Cooperstown yesterday. His full 28-minute induction speech will be enjoyed by all baseball fans, but the latter portion of the speech will be of particular interest to Catholics, as the slugging catcher unapologetically discusses his love for his Catholic faith, his Italian heritage and his family. He even quotes Jesus and Pope Benedict XVI for good measure. Mike Piazza was a dear friend of the late Diocese of Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius Catanello, and all of the New York State Bishops congratulate him on this well deserved honor.
Posted: 11:21 2016-07-25 ⋅ Comment
Read about how a Diocese of Brooklyn priest (and registered Democrat) came to give the invocation at the Republican National Convention last night. The prayer, copied in a comment below, was a challenge to all, regardless of political persuasion.
Posted: 11:04 2016-07-19 ⋅ Comment
The Bishops of New York State are horrified by today's attack on police in Baton Rouge, as they were by the attack in Dallas, and as they continue to mourn the recent questionable shooting deaths of African-American men in Baton Rouge and Minnesota. They also condemn the cowardly attack on innocent men, women and children in Nice, France. This cycle of violence must stop, and the bishops urge all to pray fervently for peace and harmony at home and abroad. Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.
Posted: 11:36 2016-07-17 ⋅ Comment