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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.
Bishop Scharfenberger said the governor “has a great deal” of influence to determine what stays on the table during budget negotiations. “Obviously, the positions of local politicians also count, so we’re encouraging pastors to encourage their faithful to be in touch with their local representatives and express their feelings on this matter,”
Posted: 7:43 2015-03-27 ⋅ Comment
“Cynics say I’m naive,” New York’s archbishop said. “They tell me, ‘They shake incense at you because they know what you want to hear, but they’re not going to come through at crunch time.’ I told Speaker Heastie we need to see action now.”
Posted: 13:26 2015-03-26 ⋅ Comment