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.

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Suicide solution?

Suicide Solution?

The bills to legalize assisted suicide in New York State are a recipe for abuse, even requiring doctors to lie about cause of death, and no counseling requirement to screen for depression. HERE.

End of Life Booklet

End of Life Booklet

The NYS Bishops offer a helpful guide to Catholics on the difficult decisions involving end-of-life treatment and care. The document is called "Now and at the Hour of Our Death. Go HERE to order or download. Una versión en español está aquí.

Faithful Citizenship

Faithful Citizenship

Watch Cardinal Dolan discuss the Catholic call to faithful citizenship as you form your conscience throughout the year to better participate in the public square. HERE.

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It takes nearly the entire article before you learn for sure it was fetal stem cells (as opposed to morally licit adult stem cells) that caused catastrophic damage to an American stroke victim seeking to reverse his partial paralysis.

A Cautionary Tale of ‘Stem Cell Tourism’

Desperate patients are turning to therapy at unregulated clinics overseas that say they can treat many diseases. But one man experienced tragic consequences.

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"In my forty years as a priest, only seven were spent full time in a parish, but they remain the happiest years of my ministry. To be close to people, to teach the kids, to baptize the babies and bury the grandparents, to hear confessions and visit the sick and housebound, to witness marriages and prepare people to enter the Church—this is the frontline of the Church!" -- Timothy Cardinal Dolan

Rebuilding a Culture of Vocations

The Gospel in the Digital Age

Posted: 11:09 2016-06-23 ⋅ Comment

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"Truly, in our youth ministry, we put out into the deep trying to bridge the gap between generations, which today seems to be even more pronounced. We try to come to mutual understanding so that we can transmit to our youth the faith that comes to us from the preceding generations. We cannot slacken in our efforts to make sure that the young Catholics of today will be the leaders of our Church for tomorrow." -- Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn

Preparing for Major Youth Events - The Tablet

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Every survey that is taken in the parishes regarding the priorities of the parishioners always results in youth ministry being the top priority of all polled. Instinctively, we all understand that if we do not transmit the faith to our coming generation ther...

Posted: 10:46 2016-06-23 ⋅ Comment

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“[Benedict] embodies that constant relationship with the Lord Jesus without which nothing is true, everything becomes routine, priests [become] salaried [employees], bishops’ bureaucrats, and the Church is not the Church of Christ, but a product of our making, a superfluous NGO." -- Pope Francis on his predecessor

Pope Francis confirms he's a huge fan of Benedict XVI - Crux

Pope Francis has written a prologue to a book about his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, in which Francis says that Catholic priests everywhere should learn from Benedict's "kneeling theology," and also says his resignation was a "lesson for the Church."

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