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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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"We too need to teach (others): teach our children, our youngsters to make a good confession, because going to confession is not like going to the dry cleaners to get a stain removed. No! It’s about going to meet with our Father who pardons us, who forgives us and who rejoices.” -- Pope Francis today.

Pope Francis: God always forgives everything

Pope Francis: God always forgives everything

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Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Edward Scharfenberger, the father of Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, who entered into eternal life yesterday. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Posted: 9:57 2015-01-22 ⋅ Comment

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Pray for an end to abortion. #MarchForLife #WomenDeserveBetter

Posted: 8:14 2015-01-22 ⋅ Comment

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"Every life is a gift. #marchforlife" -- Pope Francis' (@pontifex) tweet this morning in support of the March for Life in Washington today.

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"Every life is a gift." ~Pope Francis, @pontifex . #marchforlife

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