My Catholic Life
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.
"Human life is sacred and inviolable," the pope said. "Every civil right rests on the recognition of the first and fundamental right, the right to life, which is not subordinate to any condition, neither qualitative nor economic, much less ideological."
Posted: 5:12 2014-04-12 ⋅ Comment
“It’s kind of scary. The lack of inspections is really quite frightening,” said Staten Island state Sen. Diane Savino, a Democrat who supports abortion rights. “These are facilities where women are seeking medical care. We shouldn’t allow these medical facilities to take second fiddle to inspections for tanning salons and restaurants.”
Posted: 14:01 2014-04-11 ⋅ Comment