Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

In 2010, the New York State Catholic Bishops released a document regarding voting in an election year. “Our Cherished Right, Our Solemn Duty” includes these key sentences:

“The right to life is the right through which all others flow. To the extent candidates reject this fundamental right by supporting an objective evil, such as legal abortion, euthanasia or embryonic stem cell research, Catholics should consider them less acceptable for public office.”  Full document.