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.

Help for Moms

Help for Moms

If you are pregnant or a new parent and you need help, the Catholic Church is here for you, wherever you live in New York State. We've assembled a list of resources available to you. Let us walk with you on your journey. View here.

Assisted Suicide

Stop Assisted Suicide

Proponents of doctor-assisted suicide are making a full court press to legalize this deadly practice in New York State, and lawmakers need to hear from their constituents if we hope to avoid yet another assault on human life here. Take action.