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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 New York State Bishops have consistently called for increased attention for the needs of persons with mental illness, most recently with a pastoral statement earlier this year, as this article notes. Link to the full statement will be left in a comment below.
Posted: 7:19 2014-08-13 ⋅ Comment
For several years until his retirement, Victor Cirrincione kept our offices at the former Albany diocesan chancery building clean and running smoothly, in addition to his duties serving as an aide to Bishop Hubbard. A kind, deeply holy and devoted family man, we mourn his passing and are grateful for having known him. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.
Posted: 9:36 2014-08-12 ⋅ Comment