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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Read about how a Diocese of Brooklyn priest (and registered Democrat) came to give the invocation at the Republican National Convention last night. The prayer, copied in a comment below, was a challenge to all, regardless of political persuasion.

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You probably missed seeing it live, but read here about a Brooklyn priest whose unusual connections to the Republican party led him to opening this week's Republican convention with a prayer.

Posted: 11:04 2016-07-19 ⋅ Comment

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“God is our creator; when His creatures are broken, we best listen to His instructions for repair!” he said. “Jesus, His Son, is our Savior. When we admit we need saving, we best listen to Him!”

Church's wounds just may be starting point for bringing people back - Crux

Speaking to the Napa Institute recently, New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan took on the modern tendency to want spirituality with a church. The wounds of the church that drive many people away, he suggested, may also be where to start in terms of inviting them back.

Posted: 10:20 2016-07-19 ⋅ Comment

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The Bishops of New York State are horrified by today's attack on police in Baton Rouge, as they were by the attack in Dallas, and as they continue to mourn the recent questionable shooting deaths of African-American men in Baton Rouge and Minnesota. They also condemn the cowardly attack on innocent men, women and children in Nice, France. This cycle of violence must stop, and the bishops urge all to pray fervently for peace and harmony at home and abroad. Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Posted: 11:36 2016-07-17 ⋅ Comment

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