My Catholic Life
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.
"Never resort to war! Never war! Above all, I think of all the children who are robbed of their hope for a better life and a decent future. Killed children, wounded children, mutilated children, orphans, children who play with remnants of war, instead of toys. Children who don't know how to smile. Please stop! I ask you with all my heart. It's time to stop. Stop it please!” -- Pope Francis
Posted: 9:36 2014-07-28 ⋅ Comment
Great news! Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has confirmed that Pope Francis will be coming to America next year for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The Holy Father is considering an invitation to make a stop in New York during his stay in the U.S.
Posted: 7:26 2014-07-25 ⋅ Comment
"When do you know something is wrong? At four o'clock in the morning! When you wake up in those wee hours before the dawn and can't get back to sleep, the things that you cannot get out of your mind - the worries, the fears, the anxieties - are the demons that are, most probably, disturbing your peace, the peace that Jesus wants everyone to have." -- Bishop Ed Scharfenberger of Albany
Posted: 18:20 2014-07-25 ⋅ Comment
"The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church. I am awed by the witness and courage of my brothers and sisters in Christ. There is little that I can do to help them or to relieve their suffering. But I pray for them, and I humbly stand with them. I, too, am a Nazarene."
Posted: 12:58 2014-07-24 ⋅ Comment