Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York and former head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) pro-life committee, delivered the keynote address at the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life at Georgetown University on Saturday.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan criticizes Governor Andrew Cuomo for unfairly attacking the Church in his Jan. 15 “State of the State” speech with rhetoric regarding proposals to extend civil statutes of limitation for child sex abuse.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for 2018 proposes to radically expand the state’s abortion offerings and cut back on its commitment to private education.
The New York State Catholic Conference was informed that Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation that would have averted cuts in state reimbursements to Catholic and other nonpublic schools.
Last week’s decision by the New York State Legislature not to include the proposed Education Tax Credit in the state budget was a blow to Catholic schools in New York. It’s likely that more schools will have to close. It’s definite that fewer students will be offered scholarship money.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Msgr. Kieran E. Harrington and several New York bishops and representatives from the states’ dioceses met with Governor Andrew Cuomo on June 1 to encourage them to pass a bill that would be key for the future of Catholic schools and other religious and independent schools in the state.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, The Education Tax Credit bill is an idea whose time has come. For years, I have been a supporter along with Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the rest of the diocesan bishops across New York. The bill also counts as supporters Governor Andrew Cuomo and a majority of legislators in the State Senate and State Assembly.
Those at 12:30 Mass at St. Jude’s in Canarsie had a surprise last Sunday when Gov. Cuomo spoke before the liturgy in support of the Education Investment Tax Credit.
The state budge again does not include the Education Tax Credit, a critically needed piece of legislation for the parents and students of Catholic and other non-public education.
The Catholics at the Capitol lobby day in Albany will not be held this year; instead, a multi-pronged approach to advocacy with the state legislature will be developed, some of which will be implemented in the 2015 session.