My Catholic Life
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.
In just over a month, Albany will have a new bishop for the first time in 37 years. Here is young Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, at the time the youngest bishop in the country, in 1977, at age 38. The bishop is now the longest serving diocesan bishop in the country.
Posted: 16:13 2014-03-06 ⋅ Comment
Big news about another possible New York saint. A miracle attributed to Archbishop Fulton Sheen, the great evangelist who was an Auxiliary Bishop of New York and the sixth Bishop of Rochester, has been approved, paving the way for his beatification, and bringing him a step closer to sainthood.
Posted: 9:04 2014-03-06 ⋅ Comment
The pope departs from his prepared text to ask parents and grandparents to honestly ask themselves if they are passing on the basics of the Catholic faith to the next generation. It is a question that many of us here in New York State must ask ourselves as well.
Posted: 11:48 2014-03-05 ⋅ Comment
A new Siena Poll shows that 45% of New Yorkers would favor an outright BAN on abortion after five months (with 49% opposing such a ban). Which shows you how much you can trust Planned Parenthood's claims that 80 percent support the Abortion Expansion Act, which makes it easier to get a late-term abortion than it already is.
Posted: 13:42 2014-03-04 ⋅ Comment