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.
"How important for us to recognize that the beauty of family life must lead us to a truthful way of life. In our society today, commitment and fidelity are two things that are very difficult to find..Well, the beauty of God and the truth of God is to be found in faithful family life."
Posted: 10:48 2015-10-09 ⋅ Comment
"To leaders in our business and political communities, I say, 'Support Catholic education by any means at your disposal, if you value the emergence of the leaders of tomorrow who will continue to build up our society and its vital institutions.' Support for our children's future is an investment in our common good and the structural stability of our moral and democratic fabric, and is the best line of defense against poverty and social dependency." -- Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of the Diocese of Albany #investinedny
Posted: 14:05 2015-10-08 ⋅ Comment
The passage of a bill in California to permit assisted suicide is bolstering proponents in other states. New Yorkers, this will be a hard-fought battle against a well-funded opposition. Please continue to pray for Gov. Cuomo and our legislators that they don't follow the path of California.
Posted: 9:11 2015-10-07 ⋅ Comment