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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Happy birthday, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger!

Diocese of Albany

Happy birthday to our shepherd, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger! We are so grateful for your leadership and your example of faith. Ad multos annos!

Posted: 6:55 2016-05-29 ⋅ Comment

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Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger will join the last leg of the #march4farmworkers and attend a rally at the state Capitol calling for passage of the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act. Learn why we support this bill here: http://www.nyscatholic.org/2016/04/s-1291-espaillat-a-4762-nolan-in-relation-to-the-farmworkers-fair-labor-practices-act/

Diocese of Albany

Posted: 10:30 2016-05-26 ⋅ Comment