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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Thank you to former NYS Attorney General Dennis Vacco for stepping up to the plate - again - to fight assisted suicide.

Ex-AG will fight right-to-die bill

As supporters prepare to reintroduce legislation to allow physician-assisted suicide on Monday.

Posted: 20:57 2017-01-23 ⋅ Comment

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Timothy Cardinal Dolan leads the #inaugural crowd in prayer #inauguration #catholic

Posted: 15:33 2017-01-20 ⋅ Comment

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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

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Timothy Cardinal Dolan

Historians tells us that 1917 was the year that the United States “came of age,” as, with its entrance into World War I, our nation realized its global duties. Well, that same year, my predecessor, John Cardinal Farley, encouraged by the charitable ministries themselves, felt it was time for the vast works of mercy and service in the archdiocese to “come of age,” as he began to organize the Church’s impressive array of apostolates to those in need under the umbrella of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Thank God that step was taken, as we this year look back with gratitude upon ten decades of Catholic Charities in our archdiocese.

Posted: 13:50 2017-01-19 ⋅ Comment