WNY Catholic News

Family recalls humble nature of Bishop McLaughlin
16 hours ago by PATRICK J. BUECHI

For a quarter century, the niece of Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin had served as his caretaker. She was with him when the retired auxiliary bishop of Buffalo passed away on Jan. 5.

March for Life speaker is founder of Project Rachel

Pro-life activists from across the country, including a delegation of representatives from the Diocese of Buffalo, assembled at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life 2015 on Jan. 22. Before the event, Vicki Thorn, original founder of Project Rachel, the Catholic Church’s official ministry for post-abortive women, discussed the work she has done.

Pastor of Assumption Parish reflects on Bishop Grosz
Friday, January 23, 2015 by KIMBERLEE SABSHIN

Father Richard Jedrzejewski, pastor of Assumption Parish in Buffalo, was a childhood friend of Bishop Edward M. Grosz. The grew up in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood and attended Assumption School.

Bishop Grosz has left lasting impression on diocesan procedures, offices
Friday, January 23, 2015 by KIMBERLEE SABSHIN

Duirng Bishop Edward M. Grosz’ more than 40 years as a priest and 25 years as a bishop, he has influenced men studying to join the priesthood, as well as how things continue to be done in parishes. 


Throughout his time as a priest and bishop of the diocese, Bishop Edward M. Grosz has always stayed true to his Polish heritage and helped people in the traditionally Polish areas of Buffalo’s East Side. Father Thaddeus N. Bocianowski, current pastor of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish in Buffalo, known as the Mother Church of Polonia, recalled how Bishop Grosz served Polish-speaking parishioners during his time as the parish pastor from 2003 to 2009.

Sisters of Charity Hospital chaplain recalls Bishop Grosz's early life
Thursday, January 22, 2015 by KIMBERLEE SABSHIN

Father Richard E. Zajac remembers fondly his childhood, growing up with Bishop Edward M. Grosz.

Bishop Malone appreciates his brother bishop
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by MARK CIEMCIOCH

One of the reasons Bishop Richard J. Malone was pleased he was appointed to lead the Diocese of Buffalo in 2012 was that he would finally have brother bishops to share company with. As bishop of Portland, Maine, Bishop Malone didn’t work with any auxiliary bishops, but Buffalo now has two: Bishop Emeritus Edward U. Kmiec and Bishop Edward M. Grosz.

Life Issues Forum: Lessons from a traffic jam
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by ANNE MCGUIRE

Patience has never been my strong suit. Waiting can feel agonizingly prolonged and sometimes pointless. Often, the effort to be patient is accompanied by varying degrees of suffering – whether it comes from awaiting a currently unattainable good, living through a painful situation, or any number of other reasons. In the last couple of years, I’ve begun to question more deeply what patience is, realizing that it must be more than white-knuckled endurance.

Education dinner gets new name - GALA 22:6
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by SPECIAL TO WNYC

The 15th annual Catholic Education dinner will take place on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The 2015 dinner will mark Bishop Richard J. Malone’s third year celebrating Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. More than 1,200 guests are expected to attend.