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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Suicide solution?

Suicide Solution?

The bills to legalize assisted suicide in New York State are a recipe for abuse, even requiring doctors to lie about cause of death, and no counseling requirement to screen for depression. HERE.

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.

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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Neat idea from the Diocese of Brooklyn and DeSales Media Group -- an online prayer community. Use the link below to send your intentions.

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Join us as we #PrayforIstanbul and all victims of terrorism 24/7 with the Diocese of Brooklyn's Sister Servants of the Lord and the Virgin Matara at www.dioceseofbrooklyn.org/prayforme.

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"Here lies the remains of 14 souls known only to God. Enslaved in life, they are slaves no more." Historic St. Agnes Cemetery of the Diocese of Albany donated a plot to hold the earthly remains of 14 slaves of Albany's Schuyler family, the in-laws of Alexander Hamilton. The bodies of the men, women and children were unearthed during an excavation, and serve as a reminder that slavery in the early days of our nation was not relegated solely to the South. New York shares in that shameful history. Learn more of their story here: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/14-Schuyler-Flatts-slaves-to-be-reburied-in-8310456.php

Albany Diocesan Cemeteries

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"More than the beauty found in the Vatican Gardens, your goodness is the place where I live; I feel protected," -Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to Pope Francis

Retired Pope Benedict XVI says he 'feels protected' by Pope Francis - Catholic Courier

Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI during a June 28 ceremony at the Vatican marking the 65th anniversary of the retired pope's priestly ordination.

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Bishops’ Pro-Life Spokeswoman Laments High Court Decision Rejecting Abortion Clinic Safety Law

Bishops’ Pro-Life Spokeswoman Laments High Court Decision Rejecting Abortion Clinic Safety Law

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