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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.
"The Christians of the Middle East and some African nations truly have put out into the deep, and it is not clear if they will ever find a safe shore. They have been propelled into the chaotic situation by Islamist extremism. Our own communication outlets, The Tablet and NET-TV, have tried to report news about the present plight of Christians in the Middle East and Africa to bring the attention to their plight. It seems that we are isolated in this attempt. A call to your federal representatives explaining your concern might be helpful."
Posted: 4:59 2014-07-31 ⋅ Comment
"Never resort to war! Never war! Above all, I think of all the children who are robbed of their hope for a better life and a decent future. Killed children, wounded children, mutilated children, orphans, children who play with remnants of war, instead of toys. Children who don't know how to smile. Please stop! I ask you with all my heart. It's time to stop. Stop it please!” -- Pope Francis
Posted: 9:36 2014-07-28 ⋅ Comment
Great news! Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has confirmed that Pope Francis will be coming to America next year for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The Holy Father is considering an invitation to make a stop in New York during his stay in the U.S.
Posted: 7:26 2014-07-25 ⋅ Comment