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.
Did you catch the hilarious Doritos ad during last night's Super Bowl, in which the unborn baby on an ultrasound goes after his dad's chips? The pro-abortion groups apparently didn't see the humor, decrying the ad for "humanizing fetuses." Umm, if they're not human, Naral, what exactly are they? Check out the ad and the Naral tweet here. (Nice to have technology and biology on our side. Deal with it, Naral.)
Posted: 8:44 2016-02-08 ⋅ Comment
"During this Year of Mercy, it is fitting that all of our Catholic schools demonstrate how they are committed to being communities of faith, knowledge and service," --Danielle Cummings, chancellor & director of communications of the Diocese of Syracuse
Posted: 9:09 2016-02-05 ⋅ Comment
“Catholic schools are in crisis here in New York state,” said Poust. “We have closed 75 schools in the last five years, and more than 300 in the last 20 years.” School closing factors include “rising costs, due largely to the transition from religious to lay faculty and administration, and the inability of parents to afford the increasing tuition that is necessary to meet those costs.”
Posted: 16:06 2016-02-04 ⋅ Comment
Please pray for the community at Fordham Preparatory School, a Jesuit-run high school in the Bronx, which has endured two suicides of sophomores in the past two weeks, both by jumping into the paths of commuter trains. The Bishops of New York State join in prayerful solidarity with the families of these two boys, and for all impacted by these tragedies. And we pray for all of those, young and old, who suffer from depression or mental illness. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Posted: 15:06 2016-02-03 ⋅ Comment