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February 6, 2013

Bishop Terry R. LaValley will lead a delegation from the Diocese of Ogdensburg to Albany March 20 for the annual Catholics at the Catholics at the Capitol Day.

Cardinal Dolan and the bishops of New York State will join hundreds of Catholic New Yorkers at the annual public policy advocacy day at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

Participants from all eight dioceses of New York State will attend a workshop on the issues, meet with their legislators, participate in praying the Rosary with the Knights of Columbus and process to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for 1:30 p.m. Mass with the Bishops.

Cardinal Dolan will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass.

Participants will lobby their legislators on five issues identified as priorities by the bishops. They are:
• Oppose Gov. Cuomo’s abortion expansion plan
•Preserve Catholic schools and provide equitable resources for all school children
•Develop affordable housing for low-income and vulnerable populations
•Support humane treatment for incarcerated individuals
•Ensure that Medicaid redesign provides benefit to consumers and does not diminish quality of care

There is no cost to attend and a boxed lunch will be provided. A goodwill offering will be taken at Mass to offset the costs of the day.

For more information and to register online, go to www.nyscatholic.org or contact the diocesan coordinator. Sister Donna Franklin, (315) 393-2255, ccdirect@wadhams.edu

The Catholic Conference represents New York State’s Bishops in matters of public policy.

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