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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.
This weekend Timothy Cardinal Dolan heads to Rome to participate in the Extraordinary Synod on the Family that has been called by Pope Francis. The Synod will run from October 5 to 19. What are your hopes for this important gathering?
Posted: 9:52 2014-09-30 ⋅ Comment
Bishop Salvatore Matano of Rochester has promulgated new policies related to the ages at which diocesan children receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, and has clarified other matters, including who may serve as a extraordinary minister of Holy Communion in parishes.
Posted: 9:13 2014-09-30 ⋅ Comment
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..
Posted: 20:03 2014-09-30 ⋅ Comment
Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo reflects on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after his return from the region. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre and Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard of Albany were also among a delegation of U.S. Bishops to travel to the troubled region.
Posted: 11:07 2014-09-25 ⋅ Comment