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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Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Timothy Cardinal Dolan of Archdiocese of New York on a bus in Krakow for World Youth Day.

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Several New York dioceses are posting photos from World Youth Day in #Krakow2016 on Instagram, including Archdiocese of New York (archnewyork), Diocese of Albany (albanydiocese), Diocese of Syracuse (syracusediocese) and Diocese of Buffalo (buffalodiocese). If you're on Instagram, be sure to check them out. Pope Francis arrives tomorrow.

Posted: 12:43 2016-07-26 ⋅ Comment

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A statement released by Fr Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office said: “we are particularly shocked because this horrible violence took place in a Church, in which God’s love is announced, with the barbarous killing of a priest and the involvement of the faithful”.

Pope Francis horrified by ‘barbarous’ attack on French Church

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis is horrified and shocked by an attack in a church in Rouen, in northern France, where a priest was slain and another hostage was seriously wounded..

Posted: 8:20 2016-07-26 ⋅ Comment

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We mourn and condemn the murder of Father Jacques Hamel of St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray, France, who was martyred in the church he served, reportedly by members of the Islamic State. Our Lady of Martyrs, pray for us.

Attack on Church in France Kills Priest, and ISIS Is Blamed

President François Hollande said that the Islamic State was behind the assault, the latest in a series that has left Europe stunned, fearful and angry.

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