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.
"Realize the importance of silence. Find ways to welcome it into your life. Because welcoming silence, welcomes God into the deepest parts of our being." - Bishop Richard R. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo. Good advice this Advent season.
Posted: 10:55 2016-12-02 ⋅ Comment
Your prayers to change hearts and minds are working! The U.S. abortion rate has fallen to its lowest levels in decades, since even before the Roe vs. Wade decision. While there were still an estimated 900,000 abortions in 2013, the most recent year measured, the abortion rate is half of what it was in 1980.
Posted: 11:02 2016-12-01 ⋅ Comment