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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.
Bishop Terry LaValley of Ogdensburg will lead a Holy Year of Mercy pilgrimage to Italy. Stay tuned for more details on NYS dioceses' plans to celebrate the Holy Year, which begins this December 8. Pilgrimage info here: http://northcountrycatholic.org/Ads/NCC/Ogdensburg%20Italy%2016%20Flyer.pdf
Posted: 13:45 2015-04-22 ⋅ Comment
The Church offers everyone the beauty of the Gospel and its message of salvation and, to carry out its spiritual mission, it needs conditions of peace and calm, which only public authorities can promote. On the other hand, public authorities—who are primarily expected to create the conditions for a just and sustainable development, so that civil society can develop all its potentialities—can find a valuable and useful support for their action in the commitment and loyal collaboration of the Church.
Posted: 7:27 2015-04-20 ⋅ Comment
“By visiting every home in the diocese, we hope to let all the people of the north country know that the church is nearby and willing to assist in any way." --Bishop Terry R. LaValley explaining a remarkable plan by the Diocese of Ogdensburg to visit every single home in the North Country, regardless of religious faith
Posted: 6:16 2015-04-19 ⋅ Comment