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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.
Pope Francis paid a visit to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI today to wish him a good stay at Castel Gandolfo, the papal vacation home outside Rome, where the pope emeritus is headed for two weeks. Please pray for the pope and his predecessor.
Posted: 12:20 2015-06-30 ⋅ Comment
Assembly Democrats finally put protection of women and girls ahead of abortion politics and passed the non-controversial planks of the Women's Equality Act, which the Senate had passed for three straight years. Governor Cuomo is expected to sign all of the nine measures into law. Kudos to Speaker Carl Heastie, who allowed the votes, and Assembly Member Amy Paulin who led the fight to pass the individual measures.
Posted: 8:33 2015-06-30 ⋅ Comment