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.
"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."
Posted: 12:58 2014-07-24 ⋅ Comment
"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."
Posted: 14:14 2014-07-17 ⋅ Comment
"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
Posted: 4:37 2014-07-17 ⋅ Comment
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.
Posted: 8:27 2014-07-09 ⋅ Comment