On March 9, 2010, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, along with fourteen bishops from NYS and 1200 Catholics, attended the NYS Catholic Conference Public Policy Forum in Albany, NY. This annual forum focuses on, and advocates for public policy issues of concern to the Church. Participants met with legislators at the Capitol to discuss controversial social issues ranging from abortion to early childhood education and support for low income families.
Edward Cardinal Egan, archbishop emeritus of New York, was honored for his contributions to advancing legislative issues over the last decade. Sr. Maureen Joyce, RSM, director of Catholic Charities of Albany, was honored for her lifetime of service to poor and vulnerable New Yorkers.
A cohort of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York staffers particpated in forum including Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director, Beatriz Diaz Taveras, executive director of Catholic Chairities Community Services, Luz Taveras Salazar, Sr. Joanne Dress, George Horton, Thomas Dobbins, Mary Marshall and Melissa Pavone.
Monsignor Sullivan discussed the annual public policy forum and the current political climate in Albany during his weekly SIRIUS/XM radio show, JustLove. Listen to the discussion featuring Richard Barnes, executive director of the NYS Catholic Conference, and Larry Norden from NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice.
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