Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

Respect Life

Suffering after an abortion? You're not alone. Consider attending a Rachel's Vineyard after-abortion healing retreat.  The Diocese of Ogdensburg is offering two retreats in 2014.  The spring retreat will be held over Memorial Day Weekend in May.  The fall retreat will be held over Columbus Day Weekend in October. 

Rachel's Vineyard Confidential Registration Form Spring 2014

Rachel's Vineyard Confidential Registration Form Fall 2014


NYSCC Top 10 Reasons to Oppose NYS's Abortion Expansion "Women's Equality Act"

10. It moves New York State in the opposite direction of “safe, legal and rare.”

9. It would undermine maternity and prenatal care programs, which could be ruled “discriminatory” for favoring childbirth over abortion.

8. It could be used to mandate abortion coverage in all insurance plans.

7. It could compel Catholic Charities and Catholic schools to counsel and refer for abortion.

6. It could compel all hospitals, even Catholic hospitals, to allow abortions on premises.

5. It lifts the current age restriction on the purchase of the so-called “morning-after pill” at neighborhood drug stores, allowing girls as young as 11 and 12 to get the drugs without a doctor’s prescription or a parent’s knowledge.

4. It makes abortion immune to common-sense prudent regulations: parental notification for minors’ abortions, restrictions on taxpayer funding, informed consent or a waiting period for pregnant women.

3. By inserting a broad “health” exception into our law, it opens up third-trimester abortions for any reason at all, and invites late-term abortionists into New York State to set up shop to abort viable, fully formed babies.

2. By repealing the requirement in current law that only a licensed physician may perform an abortion, it endangers women’s lives.

1. New York is already the abortion capital of the nation, with 33% of pregnancies (40% in NYC) ending in abortion, as opposed to 19% nationally.


40 Days for life

Join in continuing the prayer presence at the only surgical abortion facility in the North Country, as we pray with those around the country, for an end to abortion. 40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:

40 days of prayer and fasting 40 days of peaceful vigil 40 days of community outreach

Where? Planned Parenthood at 66 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh, New York What? One hour of prayerful, pro-life witness as you are able. When? March 5 to April 13

Time? 7AM-7PM (we are not an overnight location) For more information: www.40Daysforlife.com/plattsburgh Contact coordinator Nancy Belzile at PO Box 536 Willsboro, NY 12996 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Phone: 518-593-6024.