New York State Catholic Conference

Cardinal Dolan To Visit NYS Prison In Ulster County

Aug 4, 2014
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The archbishop of New York will celebrate mass at a maximum security state prison in Ulster County to mark the golden anniversary of the facility's chapel.

New York City Cardinal Timothy Dolan is set to visit Eastern New York Correctional Facility in Napanoch Tuesday afternoon. After saying mass, Cardinal Dolan is slated to visit with inmates and staff. Dennis Poust is spokesman for the New York State Catholic Conference.

Regional Women's Equality Coalitions Form in NY

Apr 4, 2013
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Supporters of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda gathered today in six locations throughout the state. They held events to launch regional coalitions of a statewide Women’s Equality Coalition that formed in March.

NYS Catholic Conference Reacts to Newly-Elected Pope

Mar 14, 2013
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The new pope elected Wednesday is the first pontiff from the Americas - Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, whose papal name will be Pope Francis. Here is reaction from the New York State Catholic Conference.

The Catholic Conference is the official voice of the Catholic Church in the state, representing New York’s bishops in matters of public policy. Dennis Poust is its spokesman.

Poust highlights what he thinks the 76-year-old South American’s papacy will mean for New York’s Catholic Community.

Plus, says Poust:

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Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, whose papal name is Pope Francis, becomes the 266th pope in the history of the Catholic Church. He is the first pontiff from the Americas, and succeeds Pope Benedict XVI, who announced his resignation last month, amid health concerns.

The New York State Catholic Conference represents New York’s bishops in matters of public policy. And Dennis Poust is its spokesman.

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Pope Benedict XVI announced this morning that he would resign February 28. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals, citing his failing health.

As to whether the announcement really did come as a surprise...

That is Thomas Groome, Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College.

Dennis Poust agrees.