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.

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Suicide solution?

Suicide Solution?

The bills to legalize assisted suicide in New York State are a recipe for abuse, even requiring doctors to lie about cause of death, and no counseling requirement to screen for depression. HERE.

End of Life Booklet

End of Life Booklet

The NYS Bishops offer a helpful guide to Catholics on the difficult decisions involving end-of-life treatment and care. The document is called "Now and at the Hour of Our Death. Go HERE to order or download. Una versión en español está aquí.

Faithful Citizenship

Faithful Citizenship

Watch Cardinal Dolan discuss the Catholic call to faithful citizenship as you form your conscience throughout the year to better participate in the public square. HERE.

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Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, at a reception in Albany hosted by the NYS Council of Catholic Charities Directors.

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Posted: 19:15 2016-02-09 ⋅ Comment

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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.)

Pro-Choicers’ Reaction to Doritos Super Bowl Ad Exposes the Weakness in Their Worldview

Pro-choicers can't handle the truth in the Doritos ad.

Posted: 8:44 2016-02-08 ⋅ Comment

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"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

Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Schools Hold Diocesan-wide Day of Service | NCEATalk

By NCEATALK Catholic Schools WeekFebruary 3, 2016 Diocese of Syracuse Catholic Schools Hold Diocesan-wide Day of Service This post was contributed by Nicole Ossevoort, the Communications & Social Media Specialist for the Diocese of Syracuse in Syracuse, NY. Tuesday, February 2nd was a big day across…

Posted: 9:09 2016-02-05 ⋅ Comment

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“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.”

State Catholic Conferences Push Legislators to Prioritize School Choice Programs

Representatives of several state Catholic conferences, which communicate the public policy interests of the bishops, recently told The Cardinal Newman Society that Catholic schools rely heavily on supportive school choice programs that enable families to choose a Catholic education for their childre…

Posted: 16:06 2016-02-04 ⋅ Comment

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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.

Fordham Prep to offer counseling after student train deaths

Fordham Prep administrators are bringing in 'trained experts and grief counselors' after a 15-year-old student was killed by a train.

Posted: 15:06 2016-02-03 ⋅ Comment