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.
"Faith must always be the deciding factor when I vote. If it doesn’t, I suffer a real schizophrenic faith. Somehow, we’ve allowed political party affiliation to rule the day. God can no longer be on the margins of life. Right and wrong are not negotiable." --Bishop Terry LaValley of the Diocese of Ogdensburg
Posted: 7:23 2016-10-27 ⋅ Comment
"I am aware of the quandary and concern expressed by many regarding the presidential candidates. I do not recall from past elections so many questioning if either presidential candidate has the requisite qualities to lead our nation. While some passionately support a major party candidate, I have heard many say they will not vote for either candidate. Others have indicated they will choose the candidate that will do the least harm; some have said they will vote for the independent candidate. The decision each of us makes regarding the 'top of the ticket' should be founded in prayer that implores the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Although the presidential election gains the most attention keep in mind that there are local and state candidates vying for positions that require your vote. Do not allow the ambiguity of the presidential election to deter your participation in local and state elections."
Posted: 14:21 2016-10-26 ⋅ Comment
Excusing himself for a bit of congestion, Timothy Cardinal Dolan guessed that he was coming down with a cold. “Which is understandable considering that I’ve spent the last two hours sitting between the two candidates, which is probably the iciest place on the planet.”
Posted: 9:46 2016-10-21 ⋅ Comment