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.
A quintessential New York scene: With a beautifully restored St. Patrick's Cathedral as a backdrop, Astoria native Tony Bennett, still sounding and looking amazing at 90 years young, puts us in the Christmas spirit at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting. Enjoy.
Posted: 14:28 2016-12-06 ⋅ Comment
"Advent is the time to leave the noise of the world to allow silence to envelop our minds and hearts so that we can speak to God...In the simplicity of that cave at Bethlehem, Jesus and Mary understood their spousal relationship, their vocation as parents and the faith essential to every life. In the silence of that night, the Holy Family heard the voice of God in the presence of His Son." - Bishop Salvatore R. Matano of Rochester
Posted: 9:37 2016-12-06 ⋅ Comment
"Realize the importance of silence. Find ways to welcome it into your life. Because welcoming silence, welcomes God into the deepest parts of our being." - Bishop Richard R. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo. Good advice this Advent season.
Posted: 10:55 2016-12-02 ⋅ Comment