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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.

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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.

Catechist Statement

Catechist Statement

The Bishops of New York State have released a new document on the qualities necessary for a successful leader of a parish faith formation program. The document is entitled "The Cathechetical Leader in the Third Millennium" and can be viewed HERE.

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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“Gratitude is more than an attitude or a habit or a tendency; it is a relationship with my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. It goes beyond being grateful for the gift of life and all the good things of the world, even the gift of family and friendship. It is gratitude for being rescued from the pit of darkness by the Lord, who chose to save me even before I realized I needed to be saved" --Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, quoted in this Thanksgiving story of gratitude.

3 steps to a more grateful life | Not Strictly Spiritual

Gratitude: It's not just for Thanksgiving. Three steps to a more grateful life.

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The NYS Catholic Conference joins the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in welcoming the President's executive actions on immigration and urging the administration to work with Congress to enact permanent, comprehensive reform.

USCCB Migration Chairman Welcomes Obama Administration Announcement of Relief for Immigrant...

USCCB Migration Chairman Welcomes Obama Administration Announcement of Relief for Immigrant Families, USCCB President Cites Urgent Pastoral Need for a More Humane View of Immigrants

Posted: 7:20 2014-11-21 ⋅ Comment

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Our Kathleen M. Gallagher will speak at two events in the Syracuse Diocese this Saturday, Nov. 22, on Catholic teaching related to end-of-life decision-making.

Respecting life to the end

State Pro-life Activities Director to speak in diocese about Church’s principles for end-of-life care The 2014 Respect Life Program kicked off at the...

Posted: 16:15 2014-11-20 ⋅ Comment

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Attention Buffalo Catholics: Bishop Malone has issued a dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation for those in storm-impacted areas of the diocese.

Bishop Malone announces dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation

Bishop Richard J. Malone has granted dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation (weekend of Nov. 22-23) for Catholics living in communities hit by this

Posted: 15:31 2014-11-20 ⋅ Comment

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