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At 83, Sister Mary Anne Weldon continues to live out Mercy vocation
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:20 pm
From early on in her life, Sister Mary Anne Weldon, RSM, has wanted to help people.
Our Lady of Victory carries on Father Baker's ministry with a refreshed identity for its three partnering organizations
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:00 pm
Our Lady of Victory Organizations unveiled new brands and a refreshed identity for its three partnering organizations in an effort to clarify, unify and simplify the brands
St. John Church inters unclaimed cremains of 17 people
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 12:00 pm
On a Monday morning, Phil Walter, cemetery caretaker at St. John the Baptist Church in Alden, was reviewing his tasks for the day with Pastoral Administrator Deborah Brown. Phil casually mentioned to Brown. "You know, there's a body in the toolshed."
Sister Therese Marie Lucassen, OSF 1927-2019
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 01:00 pm
Sister Therese Marie Lucassen, educator and principal in Franciscan schools for close to 50 years, died Dec. 10, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany. She was 92.
Buffalo Jesuits maintain presence in South Pacific
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 12:00 pm
The Jesuit community is well-known in Buffalo as the administrators of Canisius College, Canisius High School and St. Michael Parish.
Father Carlton J. Westfield 1945-2019
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:35 am
Father Carlton J. Westfield, who served the people of Chautauqua for over 30 years, died Dec. 8, 2019. He was 74 years old.
Bishop Scharfenberger introduced to the diocese of Buffalo
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 11:45 am
On the morning of Dec. 4, Pope Francis named Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo.
Did Jesus have a model? A hero?
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 03:55 pm
Two of the Sunday Gospel readings this December are about John the Baptist from Matthew's Gospel. Who was John and what do we know of John and his interactions with Jesus?
Special ministry turns 'hard time' into spiritual time
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 10:00 am
The inmates at local prisons live behind locked gates, but some groups of prison volunteers are opening doors to forgiveness and a life with Jesus Christ
Buffalonians join order to serve Holy Land
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:55 pm
You may have seen them at St. Joseph Cathedral with their white capes adorned with red Jerusalem crosses.
Sister Mary Jeanne Kennedy 1934-2019
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 02:00 pm
Sister Mary Jeanne Kennedy, a longtime educator in the Diocese of Buffalo, died Nov. 16, 2019, in Fredonia Place of Williamsville Health Care Center. She was 85.
Notre Dame Academy spreads kindness with video
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 01:40 pm
There is something going around at South Buffalo's Notre Dame Academy - and the students are spreading it. Kindness is contagious and the student council wants everyone to catch it.
Come and give thanks
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 04:00 pm
Although President George Washington proclaimed the first national day of Thanksgiving in 1789, it didn't become a regular holiday in the United States until 1863.
They came, they saw, they served
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 03:00 pm
St. Luke's Mission of Mercy had a lot to be thankful for this past weekend as young volunteers helped to fill bags with Thanksgiving Day goodies for the clients the Buffalo mission serves.
Niagara Catholic High School Purchased
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 03:00 pm
The sale of Niagara Catholic High School, which was on the market, was finalized today.
See you at the pole
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 11:00 am
At my small Catholic high school, I am grateful to have always had strong role models who were in the classes ahead of mine.
Respect Life! Challenge the culture of Death!
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 11:00 am
St. Pope John Paul II, in his powerful encyclical letter "Evangelium Vitae" ("The Gospel of Life"), challengingly said "How can we fail to consider the violence against life done to millions of human beings
Message from Bishop Malone following "ad limina" visit to Rome
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 01:00 pm
"I've just returned from the New York State bishops "ad limina" visit to Rome, and thought I'd offer a few highlights of a very busy but wonderful week.
Sister Mary Ellen Keady, OSF 1926-2019
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 12:20 pm
Sister Mary Ellen Keady, OSF, who taught at St. John's School in Olean, died Nov. 16, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, in Allegany.
Felician Sisters Celebrate 10th Anniversary of North American Province
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 03:00 pm
The date Nov. 21 holds great significance for the Felician Sisters.
Pope Francis: God has a universal desire for salvation
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 12:00 pm
God wills the salvation of all persons, Pope Francis said in his general audience Oct. 16, reflecting on the Acts of the Apostles.
Black Catholic History Month: The Father Baker Connection
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 11:00 am
On July 24, 1990, the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States established November as Black Catholic History Month.
Msgr. William Gallagher 1940-2019
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 10:00 am
Msgr. William Gallagher, a Desert Storm veteran who served throughout the Diocese of Buffalo, died Nov. 11, 2019.
Local teens help fan Holy Fire in Ohio
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 04:00 pm
Three parishes boarded a bus at 4 a.m. on Oct. 13, then sped west to a youth rally in Bowling Green, Ohio. Billed as a middle school event like no other...
To hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 01:40 pm
By now everyone has heard of Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition.
Bishop Malone set to attend the "ad limina" in Rome
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 10:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be traveling to Rome from November 11-15 for the United States Bishops Region II "Visita Ad Limina Apostolorum" (Visit to the Threshold of the Apostles), also known as the "ad limina."
'Now is not the time to turn away'
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 02:00 pm
Amidst the storms of allegations shaking up the Catholic priesthood, two local men have taken the first steps of formation at Christ the King Seminary.
Bishop DiMarzio Concludes Apostolic Visitation in Buffalo
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 02:00 pm
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has just concluded an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo.
Adoption is the right option for families who cannot concieve
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:10 pm
We are the Henninger family: Tom, Annette and Adam.
Catholic Health opens LIFE Villa in Cheektowaga
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:00 pm
For many seniors, there's no place like home.
Welcome to join a loving, caring and accessible community
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 02:00 pm
As a parent or a person with a disability, we welcome you to join a loving, caring accessible community to grow in your faith monthly.
Pope urges Catholics to share Christ's love with all
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 02:00 pm
Jesus Christ desires that all people know him and his love, and every Catholic has the mission of sharing this love with the world, Pope Francis said at Mass for World Mission Day.
St. Leo's speaker series talks about hope for the future
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 12:15 pm
Hopes, tradition and celibacy all came up for discussion as three young priests took part in a question and answer session as part of St. Leo the Great Parish's Speaker Series.
Seminary marks significant moment, welcomes new president-rector
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:00 pm
Christ the King Seminary installed its 27th president and rector marking a "very significant and historic moment" for the East Aurora institution.
Future of American Catholic Higher Education
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 12:00 pm
Canisius College will welcome Fordham University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, SJ, to campus on November 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Has the 'Our Father' changed? Just a translation
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 02:00 pm
The sixth petition of the "Our Father" reads: "and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." This gives rise to the question "Does God, who is all good, really tempt a person to evil?"
The Gospel of Life and the Church in the modern world
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 02:00 pm
Whenever we reflect on the Church's pro-life mission, we invariably remember the great document of St. John Paul II, "Evangelium Vitae (the Gospel of Life)." And rightfully so. That encyclical will, I believe, be an important part of the Church's social teaching for many years to come.