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Bishop Richard J. Malone is one of 18 United States bishops traveling through the Holy Land over the next week and a half. Follow their journey through a series of social media platforms, combined here for easy reading.


Peace Pilgrimage
13 hours ago by Jen Hardy/Catholic Relief Services

Members of the USCCB's 2014 peace pilgrimage to the Holy Land meet with H.B. Patriarch Fouad Twal at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The 18 bishops from the United States celebrated Mass at the Patriarchate and met with leaders from the Greek Orthodox Church, Anglican Church and other Christian leaders. The peace pilgrimage occurred 3 weeks after a ceasefire of fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

"Consider this ... The Holy Land"
4 days ago by Daybreak TV Productions

The Holy Land

Bishop Malone receives blessing before trip to Holy Land
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by Office of Communications

Bishop Richard J. Malone receives a blessing from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, before he leaves on a pilgrimage for peace to the Holy Land. 

Bishop Malone travels to Holy Land for peace pilgrimage
Monday, September 08, 2014 by Office of Communications

Bishop Richard J. Malone will be among 18 Catholic bishops from the United States taking part in the Bishops’ Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace in the Holy Land, scheduled for Sept. 10-19. Bishop Malone will deliver a prayer at Jacob’s Well in Ramallah on Sept. 14, and lead a Muslim-Christian Prayer for Peace with students at Bethlehem University on Sept. 18.

A collaborative project of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services, the pilgrimage will raise consciousness in the U.S. about the need to pray for peace and reconciliation in the Holy Land.

“There is an urgency to give a witness on the part of the Catholic Church in the United States, through the bishops, to recognize the need for peace and justice, and use this witness as another way of resolving this violent situation,” Bishop Malone said.

"Consider this ... Back to school"
Friday, September 05, 2014 by Daybreak TV Productions

Back to school

Bishop Malone names two to Catholic schools advisory board
Thursday, September 04, 2014 by Office of Communications

A well-respected educator and a human resources expert have been named by Bishop Richard J. Malone to the Catholic Schools Advisory Council. Members of the council serve on committees aimed at updating the current diocesan Catholic school strategic plan, Faith in Tomorrow, which was designed to strengthen and grow Catholic elementary education in the Diocese of Buffalo.

Robert T. Scott, AFSC, president of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Kenmore, is beginning his 44th year of service at the Christian Brothers’ school. He first served as a religion and social studies teacher, then as vice principal for student affairs, principal, and now president. In addition, he has served on the Board of Regents at Canisius College and is presently a board member of the NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo and Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse. Scott is a member of the Mission Education Council of the Christian Brothers’ District of Eastern North America. He was awarded Letters of Affiliation as a member of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 2001.

Bishop visits students at SS. Peter & Paul on first day of classes
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 by Office of Communications

Bishop Richard J. Malone watches an exothermic reaction take place with fifth-grade teacher Carol Quinn and student Phillip Attea.

The bishop visited SS. Peter & Paul School in Williamsville on Wednesday morning and greeted students on their first day back to school.  Following an assembly, he toured a STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, math) classroom.

The STREAM initiative is being launched in Catholic elementary schools across Western New York.  SS. Peter & Paul School is one of 10 STREAM pilot schools.

(Photo by Patrick McPartland/Staff Photographer)

34th Annual Rosary Crusade scheduled for September 21
Monday, August 25, 2014 by Office of Communications

On Sunday, Sept. 21, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston, will be the site of the 34th Annual Rosary Crusade for World Peace. The event, which will take place from 2-3:30 p.m., is sponsored buy the Niagara Council of Catholic Women of the Diocese of Buffalo. This year’s theme is “Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, intercedes for all humanity.”

Msgr. David LiPuma, pastor of St. Peter Parish, Lewiston, will serve as this year’s homilist. Msgr. J. Thomas Moran, pastor of St. Bernard Parish, Youngstown, will be the moderator and Dolores Laurrie of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish, Niagara Falls, will serve as the crusade’s chairperson. 

“Our Daily Bread” features Baker Victory’s WAY program
Friday, August 22, 2014 by Office of Communications

The September episode of “Our Daily Bread” will feature Sharon Cavanaugh, director of the Work Appreciation for Youth (WAY) program at Baker Victory Services, and James Stone, a graduate of the program. They join Father Paul D. Seil, show host, on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 a.m. and noon. “Our Daily Bread,” the monthly cooking show produced by Daybreak TV Productions of the Office of Communications, airs on WKBW-TV Channel 7.

“When the producer of the show called to invite us to cook with Father Paul, I was so excited to have the opportunity to share the WAY program and all the great things we do,” said Cavanaugh. “The culinary program at Baker Victory Services provides hands-on training for youth interested in working in the community. This program prepares our students for the transition into the world of work and how to be successful with that transition by providing transferrable skills.”