A U.S. bishops’ committee said they oppose recent alternatives for human burial and traditional cremation, contending they “fail to satisfy the Church’s requirements for proper respect for the bodies of the dead.”
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Human Composting Is Now Legal in New York State
Natural Organic Reduction (NOR), also called “human composting,” is now legal New York State. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill on Dec. 30 which lets NOR facilities operate as cemetery corporations in the state.
NY’s Human Composting Bill Remains Grave Concern
The New York State Catholic Conference is urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto the bill that would legalize “green” burial processes that involve natural decomposition with other organic materials to convert the body into dirt.
US Bishops React to Overturning Roe V. Wade: ‘The Work Has Just Begun’
U.S. bishops reacted to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade with appreciation for the decision, combined with an emphasis on the long road and important work ahead in terms of support, advocacy, and dialogue with abortion supporters.
NYS Catholic Conference Says Gov. Hochul’s New Laws Protecting Access Encourages ‘Abortion Tourism’
In response to the upcoming ruling, which may affect the status of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law new measures that would elevate the state into an abortion safe haven for locals and out-of-state abortion seekers.
Bishop Brennan Calls for Prayer and ‘Transformation of Hearts’ as SCOTUS Decision Draws Near
In a reminder to New York Catholics that abortion access will likely go unfettered in the state regardless of federal rulings, the state’s bishops are calling on the faithful to advocate with charity, sensitivity and clarity, and to reaffirm the Church’s commitment to walking with pregnant mothers.
Kathleen Gallagher to Retire as NYSCC Pro-Life Activities Director
After serving as the director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference (NYSCC) for almost four decades, Kathleen M. Gallagher is retiring at the end of January.
New York, California Pro-Lifers Push Abortion Alternatives to Help Women
California and New York Catholic conference leaders are emphasizing the need for pro-life advocates to redouble their efforts to advocate for abortion alternatives and walk with pregnant women after politicians in those states announced plans to expand abortion access.
NYS Catholic Conference Names Kristen Curran Director of Government Relations
The New York State Catholic Conference (NYSCC) has appointed Kristen Curran to serve as its new director of government relations — a crucial post for the Albany-based conference, which represents the bishops of New York State in public policy matters.
New York Bishops’ Group Urges State Representatives to Support Hyde Amendment Renewal
The New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the bishops of New York in public policy matters, sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation urging them “to reject taxpayer funding of abortion, and to oppose appropriations bills that do not include the long-standing, bipartisan Hyde Amendment and related pro-life policies.”