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New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks to the media on May 26, 2022, in New York City.

New York prosecutor, Brooklyn Diocese reach agreement over sex abuse mishandling

Apr 17, 2024

By Daniel Payne

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that the Diocese of Brooklyn has agreed to “significant action” to address shortcomings... Read more


Catholics in Massachusetts, New York urged to oppose assisted suicide bills

Jan 24, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

In both states efforts are underway to legalize assisted suicide. Read more

Outgoing Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) of New York

Andrew Cuomo resignation: Catholic governor’s legacy marred by scandals, abortion, redefining marriage

Aug 10, 2021

By Matt Hadro, Christine Rousselle

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), a Catholic, announced on Tuesday he will resign his office effective Aug. 24 amid... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

NY Catholic Conference: Follow the science. Open the churches.

Oct 20, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

New York’s Catholic dioceses continue to push back on new coronavirus restrictions that have shut down more than two dozen... Read more

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, May 31, 2019.

New York bishops urge Cuomo to remember the poor

Sep 3, 2020

The bishops of New York have spoken out against proposed cuts in the New York State budget, urging Gov. Andrew... Read more

An ambulance in New York City.

New York bishops welcome rollback of state's DNR order

Apr 22, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The New York State Catholic Conference expressed relief Wednesday, April 22, after the state health department rescinded a statewide do-not-resuscitate... Read more

New York state capitol, Albany.

New York uses budget bill to legalize commercial surrogacy during coronavirus

Apr 3, 2020

The state of New York legalized commercial surrogacy as part of a budget bill passed on April 3. The law... Read more

New York state capitol, Albany.

New York bishops condemn 'dangerous' surrogacy bill

Jan 8, 2020

The bishops of New York stated their opposition to commercial surrogacy Wednesday as a new bill was introduced to legalize the... Read more

Faith leaders call for an end to solitary confinement

May 8, 2019

By Perry West

New York’s faith leaders gathered in protest of solitary confinement this week, pushing for a bill that seeks more humane... Read more

Demonstrators for the legalization of cannabis march in the New York Pride Parade, June 2016.

New York bishops blaze against legalization in joint marijuana statement

Mar 6, 2019

The New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the state’s 28 bishops, issued a fiery statement on Wednesday opposing plans... Read more