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

Late-Term Abortion Expansion: Resources for Education

Many New Yorkers are understandably upset by the legislature’s 2019 passage of abortion expansion. We’ve assembled some tools which you can use to educate others about this law, and encourage them to organize, advocate, and spread the pro-life message. View here.

Marijuana legalization

Statement on Recreational Marijuana Legalization

New York State is considering legalizing recreational marijuana usage. We believe this is bad policy for the state, particularly regarding the impact on children. Read our statement. View here.