The Church and the Dignity of Human Life

Catholic teaching distinguishes itself from what society presently sanctions by its firm and unchangeable defense of the dignity of human life. As Catholics, we are always held to defend human life from conception to natural death. The Church teaches that human life should be protected at every stage of development, whether in the womb, in the wheelchair or on the deathbed.

The Church and Marriage

Marriage reflects the relationship between man and woman that is grounded in nature and is not a creation of church or civil law. However, governments and faith groups recognize marriage as between a man and woman because the exclusive, mutual and lifelong gift of a husband and wife to each other is the most stable and secure foundation to create and nurture children

Why Marriage Matters?

The Church and Protecting Children

In New York State, the Catholic Church has implemented sweeping reforms to protect children – training 1.5 million children to report abuse and to avoid situations where they might be hurt or victimized; conducting criminal background checks on more than 218,000 priests, religious and lay volunteers who interact with children; providing mandatory training in sexual abuse prevention strategies to more than 217,000 adults.

Retrospective Repeal of the Statute of Limitations
NY State Assembly
Contact or find your Assembly Member http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/

Why we oppose this legislation – the White Paper

Alternative Legislation We Can Support
Bill No. 5708

Taxing Catholic Schools Out of Existence

The metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax (MCTMT) is a new tax imposed on certain employers including Catholic School and self-employed individuals engaging in business within the metropolitan commuter transportation district MCTD (the counties of New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Nassau, Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester.) This tax ($.34 for every $100 of payroll) means that in the Diocese of Brooklyn almost $500,000 has to be redirected from children in classrooms across the Diocese to fund the MTA. And while the state is making up the shortfall this will create in Public Schools, children of working class parents in Catholic Schools are once again ignored!

Sisters of Life

Sisters of Life The Sisters of Life is a contemplative/active religious community of women vowed to protect human life. Reverence and gratitude for the unique gift of each human life made in the image and likeness of God fuels the prayer of each Sister, our first mission in building the Kingdom of God and the “Culture of Life.” The Sisters offer a wide variety of support for pregnant women; from material help & boarding to Retreats & Spirituality.