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Help for Moms

If you are pregnant or a new parent and you need help, the Catholic Church is here for you, wherever you live in New York State. The New York State Catholic Conference has assembled a list of resources available to you. Let us walk with you on your journey.

Misinformation about Abortion Law after Dobbs

You can’t understand abortion law unless you understand abortion facts. And that is proving extremely difficult in a media and political environment that is full of misinformation and outright deception. In the legal and political environment after Dobbs, abortion law is now going to be a state-by-state affair. This naturally can be very confusing. But some wrong information is particularly common across the board, so it’s important to make the facts clear. (Thank you to Ed Mechmann, Archdiocese of NY)


Catholic Education/Respect Life

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Click on the button above.  **NEW Resources Available** Posters, Prayer cards, Bulletin Board ideas, Homily Hints, Sample Activities, Graphics, Reflections, Intercessions - All FREE to download (or order). Great for Catholic educators, RCIA, Parish Bulletins!  

Catholic Education | Respect Life

Consider hanging the Respect Life poster in your classroom or school and use it to introduce the Church's teaching on the dignity of the human person through the witness of St Joseph. Incorporate the prayer to St. Joseph in your daily classroom prayers and send a copy home with students to pray with their families. Order or download today!


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Keys to Bioethics: A Manual for Youth

The Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life has released Keys to Bioethics: A Manual for Youth, a free e-book prepared by the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation. “With this Manual we wish to offer young people around the world a practical and up-to-date tool to answer some of the questions that clutter their minds when faced with the great challenges generated by scientific and technological progress,” said Cardinal Kevin Farrell, the Dicastery’s prefect.

The Manual states that human life begins at fertilization and that IUDs, RU-486, and the morning-after pill can induce abortions—and that the regular birth control pill can have an abortifacient effect. Other topics covered include the contraceptive mentality, genetic screening, reproductive technology, eugenics, stem-cell research, euthanasia, organ donation, and gender.

Samaritanus Bonus

The following is a link to a letter issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Samaritanus bonus (The Good Samaritan) which speaks to the care of persons in the critical and terminal phases of life. Further materials will be coming from the USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat this Fall. It is asked that pastors and parishioners are familiar with this document before the additional materials are released. Thank you.

In the Fall, more materials will be available from the USCCB.