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.
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.
Posted: 5:58 2016-06-24 ⋅ Comment
"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
Posted: 11:09 2016-06-23 ⋅ Comment
"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
Posted: 10:46 2016-06-23 ⋅ Comment
“[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
Posted: 18:06 2016-06-23 ⋅ Comment