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.
Take a couple of minutes to watch this great video. Kudos to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Conventual Franciscans of San Damiano MIssion in Brooklyn for this great evangelization effort through a simple ministry of presence.
Posted: 6:09 2016-08-26 ⋅ Comment
We join with Pope Francis in praying for the many victims killed in this morning's devastating earthquakes in Italy, southwest of Rome. The Holy Father discarded his planned catechism lesson at this morning's general audience in St. Peter's Square and, instead, led the pilgrims in praying the Rosary. We urge the faithful to do the same.
Posted: 5:25 2016-08-24 ⋅ Comment