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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A quintessential New York scene: With a beautifully restored St. Patrick's Cathedral as a backdrop, Astoria native Tony Bennett, still sounding and looking amazing at 90 years young, puts us in the Christmas spirit at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting. Enjoy.

Tony Bennett sings 'The Christmas Song' | Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2016

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"Advent is the time to leave the noise of the world to allow silence to envelop our minds and hearts so that we can speak to God...In the simplicity of that cave at Bethlehem, Jesus and Mary understood their spousal relationship, their vocation as parents and the faith essential to every life. In the silence of that night, the Holy Family heard the voice of God in the presence of His Son." - Bishop Salvatore R. Matano of Rochester

Leave the world's noise at Advent, Christmas

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"Realize the importance of silence. Find ways to welcome it into your life. Because welcoming silence, welcomes God into the deepest parts of our being." - Bishop Richard R. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo. Good advice this Advent season.

Consider this... The Power of Silence

Bishop Richard J. Malone talks about the importance of silence in our lives and refers to the book "La Force Du Silence" by Cardinal Robert Sarah. daybreaktv...

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"Pro-life Americans cannot be complacent in the months and years to come. It will be essential that we hold our new president and his administration accountable to the pro-life promises they've made." - Timothy Cardinal Dolan

What the pro-life community wants from the Trump administration

The last several years have clearly been challenging for the pro-life movement. The abortion industry, exposing its false rhetoric of choice, increasingly seeks to coerce Americans to be complicit wit

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