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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.
"God’s Holy Word, which we just heard, and the sermon that follows, are supposed to be good news. Some days that’s tough to give, this good news and this is one of them, as we mourn the brutal and irrational execution of two young, promising and devoted police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu; as we tear-up thinking about their heartbroken families; as we are in solidarity with our police officers who experience a 'death in the family;' as we worry about a city tempted to tension and division. 'Good news' might seem distant, difficult, even indiscrete, as we anticipate the joy of Christmas four days away, and feel more like we’re near Good Friday." -Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Posted: 14:38 2014-12-21 ⋅ Comment
As columnist Bill Dodds reminds us, Christmas is a particularly difficult time for widows and widowers, particularly new ones. Please pray for all widows and widowers that they may be consoled by the happy memories of Christmases past, and the hope of being reunited with their spouses in eternal life.
Posted: 14:42 2014-12-18 ⋅ Comment