My Catholic Life
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.
“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.
Posted: 13:21 2014-11-24 ⋅ Comment
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.
Posted: 7:20 2014-11-21 ⋅ Comment