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WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast May 28
Thu, May 25th 2017 07:00 am
An interview from October 1996 with National Circus Chaplain, Father Jerry Hogan.
Summer programs at St. Joe's
Wed, May 24th 2017 01:30 pm
KENMORE — St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute's Collegiate Summer is back. The popular summer program held annually is open for registration. This four-week summer program is designed to help young men prepare for high school and have some fun.
The secret of Catholic schools: they are for everyone, rich or poor
Wed, May 24th 2017 01:00 pm
It seems evident that Catholic schools are a viable, hopeful alternative to other kinds of schools in our community. But, over the years, it has become increasingly important to point out a significant fact about them. Catholic schools enroll a diverse population of rich, poor, black, white, Catholic, non-Catholic, smart and not-so-smart students.
Native of Nigeria among men to be ordained in June
Wed, May 24th 2017 12:00 pm
On June 3, a native of Nigeria will be ordained alongside three other men at St. Joseph Cathedral, when the Diocese of Buffalo will welcome its newest priests to its fold. Currently serving as a transitional deacon, Robert Agbo, who came to the United States and settled in Buffalo in 2013, said he is looking forward to being able to serve God's people in this diocese and celebrate Mass with them in his ministry.
Pope Francis, Trump hold landmark first meeting
Wed, May 24th 2017 09:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - After months of anticipation, Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience.
USCCB president offers condolences to Manchester
Tue, May 23rd 2017 03:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), is expressing shock and sadness in the wake of last night's terror attack at Manchester Arena. In this moment of national tragedy and grief for England, Cardinal DiNardo has written a letter of condolence to the Most Reverend John Stanley Kenneth Arnold, Bishop of Salford and the people of England. The Diocese of Salford serves the area of greater Manchester and Lancashire. In the letter, Cardinal DiNardo expresses solidarity along with the continued prayers of the Church in the United States in the face of such unspeakable loss.
Camp Turner offers open house and tour
Tue, May 23rd 2017 03:00 pm
Camp Turner, located in Allegany State Park, is a summer resident camp operated by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. The camp serves boys and girls ages 7 to 16. The camp strives to foster an emotionally safe culture in which everyone feels welcomed and accepted.
Mercy Nursing Facility named a top performing nursing home
Tue, May 23rd 2017 02:55 pm
For the second year in a row, the Mercy Nursing Facility at the Our Lady of Victory Senior Neighborhood was named a Top Performing Nursing Home by the New York State Department of Health. This designation places the Catholic Health long-term care facility, which is affiliated with Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, in the top 5 percent of nursing homes in the state.
Bishop Fallon/Holy Angels Alumni golf tournament set for June 19
Tue, May 23rd 2017 02:25 pm
You could call the former Bishop Fallon High School "the school that keeps on giving." Even though it has been closed since 1975, its Alumni Association has managed to raise nearly $100,000 for Catholic education over the past 13 years through an annual golf tournament. This year, that tournament is scheduled for Monday, June 19 at Lancaster Country Club.
A moral obligation: devout Catholics must defend the environment
Tue, May 23rd 2017 02:00 pm
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently urged our politicians not to abandon our commitment to the 2016 Paris Treaty on reducing pollution. Despite their leadership, are we Catholics sufficiently concerned about God's creation, including the environment?
The Station of the Cross launches 90.7 FM and iCatholicMusic
Tue, May 23rd 2017 02:00 pm
BUFFALO — The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network is poised to attract a new generation of listeners seeking Catholic music from top artists across the United States. The radio network, which broadcasts Catholic programs on 101.7 FM, is now also playing Catholic music on 90.7 FM, iCatholicMusic.com, and the iCatholicMusic mobile app.
Volunteer has been familiar face at Sisters Hospital for decades
Tue, May 23rd 2017 02:00 pm
For more than 30 years, Regina O'Connor, 99, has served as a friendly face greeting patients and their families at the front desk of Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo. Since shortly after she retired from her job with U.S. Customs in 1983, O'Connor has volunteered weekly at the same time on Tuesdays, a comforting and familiar presence for the people who have known her for three decades at the hospital.
Buffalo Public Schools chief tours Catholic Academy
Tue, May 23rd 2017 12:00 pm
He's the superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools, but Dr. Kriner Cash spent some time touring Catholic Academy of West Buffalo on Tuesday, May 23. It was an idea inspired months ago during a conversation between Dr. Cash and Bishop Richard J. Malone.
USCCB urges Trump to include common good in budget plan
Mon, May 22nd 2017 04:05 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - Six Chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have released a letter in advance of the anticipated unveiling of President Donald J. Trump's full budget plan tomorrow.
Canisius purchases former Gilda's Club Mansion
Mon, May 22nd 2017 03:00 pm
Canisius High School announces the purchase of the Conners mansion at 1140 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, directly across West Ferry Street from the Canisius campus. The newly-acquired 13,000 square foot facility was originally constructed as a private residence and recently served as a clubhouse for Gilda's Club of Western New York.
Lackawanna parish celebrates 100 years
Mon, May 22nd 2017 03:00 pm
In the shadow of the majestic Our Lady of Victory Basilica resides St. Anthony Church in Lackawanna, a small parish that has ministered to a diverse neighborhood for generations. St. Anthony Parish celebrated their 100th anniversary with a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard J. Malone on May 21.
Fidelis Care awards grant to Catholic Schools
Mon, May 22nd 2017 10:00 am
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Buffalo will be in a better position to help students make healthier choices thanks to a $60,000 grant from Fidelis Care, a not for profit, faith based health insurance company. "They have been most generous," said Sister Carol Cimino, superintendent of Catholic Schools. "What we're trying to do with this particular grant is to change lifestyles and choices that children make."
Sister Teresa Marie Sweeney, OSF
Mon, May 22nd 2017 09:55 am
Sister Teresa Marie Sweeney, OSF, of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, died May 11, 2017, in the Santa Casa Hospital, Anápolis, Goias, Brazil. She was 86.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast May 21
Sat, May 20th 2017 07:00 am
Bishop Edward Grosz discusses the apparitions at Fatima.
Convocation of Catholic leaders scheduled for July
Fri, May 19th 2017 08:00 am
This summer, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will be convening an unprecedented gathering of diverse leaders from dioceses and Catholic organizations from across the country to assess the challenges and opportunities of our time, particularly in the context of the Church in the United States. An ongoing initiative of the Bishops' Working Group on the Life and Dignity of the Human Person, the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America, will assemble Catholic leaders in Orlando, Florida for a strategic conversation, under the leadership of the bishops, on forming missionary disciples to animate the Church and to engage the culture.
Father Wolski celebrates a diverse 50 years in ministry
Fri, May 19th 2017 08:00 am
The priesthood is not only in the heart of Father Mark Wolski, it's also in his bloodline. He and his cousin, Father Daniel Fiebelkorn, will celebrate 125 combined years of the clerical vocation for the Wolski family this year.
Cultural Diversity: Encuentro's work goes beyond Hispanic homes
Thu, May 18th 2017 01:00 pm
For the first time in its collaboration with Christ the King Seminary as a placement for field education, the Migrant Ministry has a diaconate candidate who is Hispanic, Jorge Silva. Besides working in the religious formation of the migrants, Silva collaborates with the team in the process of the V Encuentro (Fifth Encounter).
East Aurora school goes upSTREAM with academies
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:35 am
On Fridays at Immaculate Conception School in East Aurora, teachers, faculty members and volunteers engage students in interactive learning and fun via its STREAM Academies. This includes a variety of age-appropriate and inventive activities that promote learning skills needed to excel in science, technology, religion, engineering, art and math in the Catholic elementary school.
Who is Callista Gingrich? The woman set to be the new Vatican ambassador
Wed, May 17th 2017 02:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - President Donald Trump has chosen Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, according to reports.
Luke Uebler can't wait to serve God's people
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:00 am
Deacon Luke Uebler, just a month before being ordained a priest to the Diocese of Buffalo, introduced himself as a "Renaissance Man." Articulate and intelligent, the 26-year-old seems to have the credentials of a person who spans genres of interest.
Pope Francis: Fatima reminds us to care for the faith of children
Tue, May 16th 2017 04:10 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - On Sunday Pope Francis reflected on the May 13 canonization of the child visionaries St. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, saying that their faithfulness, despite their young age, reminds us to pay special attention to children in the ministry of the Church.
Bishop Malone to ordain four men to priesthood
Tue, May 16th 2017 01:05 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will ordain Rev. Mr. Robert Ikpe Agbo, Rev. Mr. Martin F. Gallagher, Rev. Mr. Luke P. Uebler and Rev. Mr. Cole T. Webster to the priesthood at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo at 9:30 a.m. June 3. Each of the deacons graduated from Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, on May 12 with a master's degree in divinity.
Fatima Shrine welcomes faithful by the busload to mark centennial of apparitions
Mon, May 15th 2017 02:00 pm
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Lewiston welcomed well over 2,000 people on May 13, who came to honor the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal. Bishop Richard J. Malone celebrated Mass and blessed a new statue of Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and their cousin Lucia Santos, three shepherd children who witnessed a series of visions near Fatima, Portugal.
Camp Turner opens new St. Francis Center
Mon, May 15th 2017 09:00 am
For over 90 years, Camp Turner has provided young people with an opportunity to explore and appreciate the outdoors. Now, thanks to the hard work and determination of many people, campers have a chapel to appreciate the Lord.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast May 14
Sat, May 13th 2017 07:00 am
As Upon This Rock moves into its public phase we get another update from Rick Suchan, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
We still need to heed Our Lady of Fatima's advice, priest says
Fri, May 12th 2017 03:00 pm
ROME, ITALY (CNA/EWTN News) - While a lot has changed since Mary's appearances at Fatima 100 years ago, we can't stop heeding Our Lady's request to pray and offer sacrifices for the world, an expert on Marian theology has said.
'Our Daily Bread' puts the spotlight on foster care
Fri, May 12th 2017 01:00 pm
Throughout the world, foster parents open their hearts and homes to children in need. On today's "Our Daily Bread," hosted by Father Paul D. Seil, the topic of foster care is on the table. Joining Father Seil in the kitchen is Virginia Goodremote, director of foster care at Baker Victory Services in Lackawanna.
South Buffalo native prepares for priestly ordination in June
Wed, May 10th 2017 09:00 am
A South Buffalo native will be among the four men ordained to the priesthood on June 3 at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo. Transitional Deacon Martin Gallagher, who attended high school and college in Western New York before studying theology at Christ the King Seminary, reflected on his strong Catholic upbringing and the factors that led to his decision to become a diocesan priest.
Marking the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima
Tue, May 9th 2017 09:00 am
On Saturday, May 13, Pope Francis will travel to Fatima, Portugal, to bestow sainthood on Francisco and Jacinta Marto. They were two of the three shepherd children who captured the world's attention 100 years ago by witnessing appearances from the Blessed Mother six times, on the 13th of each month from May to October of 1917, each time exhorting them to "Pray, pray, pray."
Holy Angels Parish will celebrate longtime organist
Tue, May 9th 2017 08:00 am
Holy Angels Parish in Buffalo will throw a party to celebrate a lifetime of service. Bob Chambers, its longtime organist, will be honored with a special Mass and reception May 13. The 4 p.m. Mass at the church will be followed by a reception at D'Youville College in Buffalo.
Sister Mary McCarrick to deliver seminary commencement address
Mon, May 8th 2017 08:00 am
EAST AURORA — Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, diocesan director of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, will deliver the commencement address at Christ the King Seminary on Friday, May 12. The ceremony will be held in the St. John Vianney Chapel at the seminary, beginning at 7 p.m.
Catholic Men's Conference undergoes changing of leadership
Mon, May 8th 2017 08:00 am
For 15 years, men from all over the Diocese of Buffalo have gathered together to celebrate their spirituality at the Catholic Men's Fellowship of Western New York Conference. For those 15 years, Deacon Jim Jaworski has led from a place where he is least visible among those involved, but after serving dutifully for years, he has decided to quietly step down.
Bishop Malone: Sealed, strengthened and sent
Mon, May 8th 2017 08:00 am
Late on Easter afternoon, driving east on the Thruway, I stopped for coffee. The woman at the counter asked me, "How was your Easter?" A gracious, well-intended expression of hospitality, but ... was? How was my Easter? ... and this on Easter Day! I said, "My Easter is great, thank you, and it will be for the next 50 days. I pray it will be for you, too." I never miss a teachable moment, in this case, an opportunity to make a simple reference to the Great 50 Days, the season from Easter to Pentecost when the Church basks in the radiance of the Risen Lord and longs for a new coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast May 7
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
Eileen Warner from Christ the King Saminary is joined by Father David Munoz, OMI, who serves as an instructor in their Hispanic Pastoral Institute Certificate program.
Catholic Charities reaches 82 percent of goal, still trending behind
Fri, May 5th 2017 03:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo today reported the 2017 Appeal has reached 82 percent of goal, or $9,078,297.96 million in cash and pledges, a little more than three weeks after reaching 72 percent of the $11 million goal, or $7.89 million as of April 11. Typically at this time, three weeks after the annual Appeal Week campaign in local parishes throughout the Diocese of Buffalo, the Appeal is at between 87 and 91 percent of the final goal.