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.
Beautiful photo album from Vatican Radio from the celebration of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's 65th Jubilee of priestly ordination Tuesday. Note how the retired pope removes his white zucchetto at the approach of Pope Francis, in a sign of respect and deference for his successor.
Posted: 9:25 2016-06-30 ⋅ Comment
If this archbishop thing doesn't work out, Timothy Cardinal Dolan may have a future as a game show host. Great segment with comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife, Jeannie, from A Conversation with Cardinal Dolan on The Catholic Channel - Sirius XM.
Posted: 8:47 2016-06-30 ⋅ Comment
"Here lies the remains of 14 souls known only to God. Enslaved in life, they are slaves no more." Historic St. Agnes Cemetery of the Diocese of Albany donated a plot to hold the earthly remains of 14 slaves of Albany's Schuyler family, the in-laws of Alexander Hamilton. The bodies of the men, women and children were unearthed during an excavation, and serve as a reminder that slavery in the early days of our nation was not relegated solely to the South. New York shares in that shameful history. Learn more of their story here: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/14-Schuyler-Flatts-slaves-to-be-reburied-in-8310456.php
Posted: 7:21 2016-06-29 ⋅ Comment