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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.
“Northern New York is quite an expanse, and so it’s quite an ambitious project,” Bishop LaValley said. The census started last October and is expected to wind up this August. “People have already begun to hit the pavement and knock on doors. And again, it’s not just people we think we know or think they’re not Catholic or whatever; we’re asking them [parish volunteers] to go to every door.”
Posted: 8:10 2015-05-01 ⋅ Comment
In his will, Cardinal Egan, who had inherited family money, left large gifts to numerous Catholic causes, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, a retirement home for archdiocesan priests, and the Catholic Center at NYU, as well as personal gifts to former associates, including his priest secretaries.
Posted: 8:01 2015-05-01 ⋅ Comment
"For 40 years we carried on a conversation about any and all issues that concerned us both. I cannot tell you how much I learned from him. I doubt he learned much of anything from me. But that is the nature of friendship: we both grew because we both respected and, yes, loved each other." --Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre pays tribute to his beloved spiritual friend, Cardinal Francis George
Posted: 13:50 2015-04-29 ⋅ Comment
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany addressed the New York State RIght to Life Committee's Lobby for Life Day at the state Capitol complex, speaking of being people of civility and compassion as we stand up for all human life.
Posted: 13:16 2015-04-29 ⋅ Comment