News Releases

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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February 16, 2023

Radical Solidarity

A Pro-Life, Pro-Woman Legislative Agenda for New York.

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February 8, 2023

Statement on Lifting the Charter School Cap

In testimony before a Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education, the New York State Council of Catholic School Superintendents strongly opposed Governor Kathy Hochul’s plan to lift the charter school cap in New York City absent commensurate support for tuition-paying families in the state’s religious and independent schools.

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January 2, 2023

Statement on Gov. Hochul Signing Legislation Permitting Human Composting

Following is a statement of Dennis Poust, executive director of the NYS Catholic Conference, on the signing of legislation permitting human composting.

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December 31, 2022

Statement on the Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Following is a statement by Dennis Poust, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference, on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

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September 12, 2022

Statement on New Substantial Equivalency Regulation

Following is a statement from Dennis Poust, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference, on behalf of the New York State Council of Catholic School Superintendents, regarding the regulation to be adopted today by the Board of Regents in relation to New York State law requiring nonpublic schools to provide quality secular educations that are substantially equivalent to public schools.

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July 1, 2022

Statement on Passage of Bill to Enshrining Abortion in State Constitution

Following is a statement from Kristen Curran, director of government relations for the New York State Catholic Conference on the anticipated passage today of legislation to begin the process of amending the state Constitution to include abortion rights.

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June 24, 2022

A Statement on the Dobbs Decision by the Catholic Bishops of New York State

We give thanks to God for today’s decision of the United States Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This just decision will save countless innocent children simply waiting to be born.

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June 23, 2022

Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen

Following is a statement from Dennis Poust, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.

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June 13, 2022

Statement on Signing of Abortion-Related Bills by Governor Hochul

Following is a statement from Kristen Curran, director of government relations, on Governor Kathy Hochul signing a series of abortion-related measures today, as well as one aimed at harassing pro-life pregnancy centers.

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