The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - USCCB - is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christiam faithful of the USCCB2United States.  The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose.

There is a wealth of information on their website; please visit it at  

The U.S. Bishops invite the faithful to join a movement of prayer and sacrifice for the protection of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country.  Serious threats to each of these have raised unprecedented challenges to the Church and the nation.  When confronted with challenges, our Lord calls us to sacrifice and pray.  Click the "Call to Prayer" icon to learn how you can answer the Call.  Watch the video

Two additional topics for your attention are:

FORMING CONSCIENCES FOR FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP (see update below*) and STOP CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE (which is hosted by the Knights of Columbus)

*WASHINGTON: Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Archbishop William E. Lori – as chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, respectively – commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (S. 304) on July 13 in a 245-182 bipartisan vote.
“We now urge Congress to move this vital legislation forward as part of this year’s must-pass appropriations package,” Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Lori said. 


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. They 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. They apply the principles of Catholic social teaching to critical issues of the day and encourage citizen involvement in the legislative process.  Please visit their website for details and more information.

NYS Catholic Conference Action Center
Some of the issues:

Let your Senator know that you are against abortion expansion and codifying Roe vs Wade!
The Governor has called on the Senate to reconvene and vote on codifying Roe. v. Wade into State law. The Assembly has passed legislation to codify Roe v. Wade for the last six years, including during the 2018 Legislative Session, but it has been rejected by the Senate.

To support his efforts, the Governor has released a video ad calling on New Yorkers to urge their senators to "vote for Roe or we'll vote you out."  It is important for those who oppose the Governor's agenda to also contact their senators and urge them to stand firm and not vote to codify Roe v. Wade and expand abortion in New York.  

Voters can visit the New York State Catholic Conference's Catholic Action Network or the New York State Senate's Find Your Senator page to send messages directly to their representative. 

Maintain Ban on Assisted Suicide
Human Life Action Center!
      Cardinal Dolan, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Bishop Dewane, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic  Justice and Human Development have expressed their strong support for H. Con. Res. 80, a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that assisted suicide is a "deadly, discriminatory and non-compassionate practice."  Please join your voice to theirs and urge your Representative to support the resolution which calls on the Federal Government to reject assisted suicide and to ensure that every person facing death has access to the best quality and comprehensive medical and palliative health care.   
Restrict State Funding of Abortion
Abolish the Death Penalty in NYS
Ensure Informed Consent
Fairness for Human Service Providers
Promote and Support Adoption


Protecting Children, Preserving Marriage + more
Gianna Center of Long Island: If you or someone you know of is pregnant Catholic Charities and Catholic Health Services, can provide assistance please contact 1 (855) 301-4CHS or visit
Gabriel's Courage - Catholic Health Services.  A program for families expecting a child with a life limiting illness. Gabriel's Courage is a family-centered perinatal program, offering a multidisciplinary team approach and continuum of care for families who choose to continue a pregnancy after receiving a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis.  More information on Gabriel's Courage Catholic Health Services