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.

Abortion expansion

Abortion Expansion Pulled from State Budget

Thanks to Senate Republicans, Gov. Cuomo's abortion expansion plan was left out of the state budget. But the battle continues as legislators push for passage this session.View Here.

Mental health statement

Mental health statement

Read "For I am Lonely and Afflicted," the New York State Bishops' statement on a just response to persons with mental illness HERE.



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New York State Catholic Conference

A great turnout of opponents of assisted suicide today at an Assembly Health Committee hearing in Albany on a bill that would legalize it. Thank you to all who spoke out against it, and those who came and lent their support from across the state. ... See MoreSee Less

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