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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.

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End of Life Booklet

End of Life Booklet

The NYS Bishops offer a helpful guide to Catholics on the difficult decisions involving end-of-life treatment and care. The document is called "Now and at the Hour of Our Death. Go HERE to order or download. Una versión en español está aquí.

Catechist Statement

Catechist Statement

The Bishops of New York State have released a new document on the qualities necessary for a successful leader of a parish faith formation program. The document is entitled "The Cathechetical Leader in the Third Millennium" and can be viewed HERE.

Faithful Citizenship

Faithful Citizenship

Watch Cardinal Dolan discuss the Catholic call to faithful citizenship as you form your conscience throughout the year to better participate in the public square. HERE.

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"The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church. I am awed by the witness and courage of my brothers and sisters in Christ. There is little that I can do to help them or to relieve their suffering. But I pray for them, and I humbly stand with them. I, too, am a Nazarene."

I, Too, Am a Nazarene « Stepping Out Of The Boat

The image at the top of this post is the Arabic letter “n”. It has become known worldwide in the last week. The violent fanatics who have formed what they call the “Islamic State” in northern Iraq and eastern Syria left this mark on the doorways of Christians who were living in areas they under th…

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"In the midst of this debate that will continue over the course of months, one fact remains. We must care for the children. Whether we agree with the method or the circumstance, the fact is that there are 52,000-plus children who are in our country who are in need right now."

Bishop: Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse ready to welcome migrant children

Bishop: "We must case for the children" whether we agree with method or circumstance.

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"I cannot help but remember the story from my own family about my “unaccompanied minor” grandfather who spoke about his arrival in the U.S. He left his family at the age of 15 in 1913 and traveled alone to the U.S. He always was very proud that he traveled the first 20 miles barefoot to save the new pair of shoes that his father, a shoemaker, made for him so that he could keep them new for as long as possible." --Bishop DiMarzio

Understanding Immigrant Children -

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, The influx of unaccompanied minors at the southern border of the U.S. has grabbed national headlines in recent weeks and turned much of our attention to our Nation’s capital and our foreign policy.

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While NYC schoolchildren suffer in severely overcrowded schools, the public school teachers unions continue to block passage of the Education Investment Tax Credit, that would help children receive scholarships to parochial schools, and also inject new money into public schools. It's surely not about the kids.

EXCLUSIVE: Audit shows 1 in 3 schools were overcrowded in 2012, city officials failed to solve...

A shocking one-third of the city’s nearly 1,500 public school buildings were overcrowded during 2012, yet school officials produced no clear plan to deal with the problem, a new audit by city Controller Scott Stringer has found.

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