News Releases

May 21, 2024

Statement on Gov. Hochul's Comments on Court of Appeals Ruling

Statement on Gov. Hochul's comments on Court of Appeals ruling

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May 21, 2024

Statement on Court of Appeals decision in Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, et al v Vullo

Statement from Dennis Poust, executive director, NYS Catholic Conference on the Court of Appeals decision in Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, et al v Vullo

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May 6, 2024

NYSCC Announces Launch of Redesigned Website

The New York State Catholic Conference (NYSCC) has launched a newly redesigned website aimed at improving accessibility and user experience. The site streamlines navigation and improves the ability for users to connect with content.

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April 26, 2024

Statement on Abortion Slush Fund in NYS Budget

Following is a statement by Kristen Curran, director of government relations for the New York State Catholic Conference on the inclusion of a $25 million so-called “Reproductive Freedom & Equity” grant program for abortion providers in the enacted 2024-25 New York State Budget.

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April 24, 2024

Catholic Schools Fare Well in State Budget

New York State’s Catholic schools will benefit from increased support under the recently enacted state budget. Governor Hochul and legislative leaders provided significant increases in several programs that serve religious and independent schools.

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March 5, 2024

Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide Legislation

Following is a statement from Dennis Poust, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference, regarding physician-assisted suicide legislation (A-995-B Paulin / S2445-B Hoylman-Sigal) in the state legislature.

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November 9, 2023

Statement on Settlement of Sisters of Life Pregnancy Center Litigation

In a settlement of a federal lawsuit, Sisters of Life v. McDonald, New York State has agreed to a court order protecting the Sisters from government intrusion into their religious ministry as part of a “pregnancy center study” law passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Hochul in 2022.

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June 21, 2023

Statement on Passage of Abortion Telehealth Legislation

Following is a statement by Kristen Curran, director of government relations, regarding the legisature’s passage of legislation (A1709, Reyes/S1066-B, Mayer) providing legal protections to health practitioners who prescribe abortion-inducing medication to out-of-state women.

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May 2, 2023

Statement on Legislation to Hand Out Abortion Pills on Public College Campuses

Following is a statement by Dennis Poust, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference, on Governor Kathy Hochul’s signing of legislation to hand out abortion pills on public college campuses.

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March 13, 2023

Statement on Senate Passage of Paid Family Leave After Stillbirth

Following is a statement by Kristen Curran, director of government relations for the New York State Catholic Conference, on the passage of S2175 (Kennedy), which provides paid family leave after a stillbirth.

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