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.
"I haven't met many people who are not by now exasperated, confounded and dismayed by the ongoing presidential election campaign. Ordinarily in an election year I'd be looking forward to the day after the election; at least the war of words would be (pretty much) behind us. This time, however, I expect that I will feel no better about the national situation then than I do right now. In fact, I may feel worse." -- Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo.
Posted: 12:55 2016-10-14 ⋅ Comment
Diocese of Albany Director of Communications Mary DeTurris Poust discusses Pope Francis' call for the media to be a part of the "culture of encounter" in an interview with Anchor Liz Faublas of Currents, a program on NET TV, an arm of DeSales Media Group and the Diocese of Brooklyn. In the comments below, tell us your response to Liz's question, "Has the media lost its respect for truth?"
Posted: 12:39 2016-10-14 ⋅ Comment
Today is the last day to register to vote in NYS in time for the General Election November 8. If you have not done so, please register and don't forget to vote on election day. In addition to President, one U.S. Senate seat is on the New York ballot, as well as all U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate and State Assembly seats.
Posted: 7:20 2016-10-14 ⋅ Comment