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.
The Bishops of New York State offer our sincere gratitude to President Obama and Vice President Biden for their service, and our heartfelt prayers for President Trump and Vice President Pence as they take the oath of office today. We pray that our new president governs with wisdom, justice, and with a preferential option for the most vulnerable among us -- the poor and homeless, the aged and infirm, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, those suffering from mental illness and addiction, and children, born and unborn.
Posted: 8:31 2017-01-20 ⋅ Comment