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How to stay quarantined, stay married, and keep your friends under the policy of social distancing and isolation
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 01:25 pm
The policy of social distancing means that the newly homebound are seeing less of coworkers than they did just weeks ago. They're seeing fewer friends too.
Ken-Ton schools pitch in to help Kenmore Mercy Hospital with PPE donation
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 01:00 pm
As hospitals across Western New York brace for a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Ken-Ton school community is coming together to help ensure the safety of health care workers.
Catholic Charities announces $3.75 million raised to date for Appeal 2020
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 12:00 pm
Appeal Sunday, a decades-long Palm Sunday tradition, would have played out in parishes across the Diocese of Buffalo this weekend.
Teacher Spreads Kindness in Chalk on Kenmore Mercy's Sidewalks
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 03:00 pm
While the coronavirus pandemic is causing fear, it is also inspiring beautiful acts of kindness.
Niagara University Donates Much-Needed Supplies to Area Hospitals
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 11:00 am
What initially appeared to be a mistake might actually have been a happy accident, as an order of personal protective equipment, initially intended
Bishop Scharfenberger Offers Encouragement and Guidance during Coronavirus Pandemic
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 12:00 pm
Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, encourages prayer and reflection at home and the utilization of life-streamed liturgies for all Catholic faithful deprived of the sacramental life of the Church in this Lenten Season due to restrictions required to prevent widespread contagion of the novel coronavirus.
Diocese of Buffalo accelerates Cost/Employment Alignment Plans in Wake of Coroavirus Pandemic
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 04:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo is accelerating plans to realign the operations carried out by Catholic Center departments given the anticipated financial impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic which has required social distancing and the temporary discontinuation of Masses and other liturgical celebrations.
Catholic Charities Responds to COVID-19, Offers Reminders
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 10:00 am
As Catholic Charities of Buffalo responds to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis by following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and local health officials, some program changes and closings are in place and other reminders are being shared
Bishop Scharfenberger announces Cessation of Public Masses during Coronovirus Threat
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 09:15 pm
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger announces that there will be no regularly scheduled public Masses in the Diocese of Buffalo until further notice due to an abundance of caution and growing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Bishop Scharfenberger dispenses Catholics from Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation due to Coronavirus threat
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 11:10 am
BISHOP SCHARFENBERGER DISPENSES CATHOLICS OF DIOCESE OF BUFFALO FROM SUNDAY AND HOLY DAY MASS OBLIGATION DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THREAT
Catholic Health Announces Enhanced Visitor Screenings
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 01:30 pm
As Catholic Health takes proactive steps to protect the health and safety of its patients, long term care residents, and associates amid the growing Coronavirus crisis, the health system announced enhanced visitor screenings at its member hospitals, including Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Mount St. Mary's Hospital, and Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus
Father Donald L. Measer 1931-2020
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 09:00 am
Father Donald L. Measer, known for his work in campus ministry, died March 9, 2020. He was 88 years old.
Father Andrew Tu Minh Nguyen 1944-2020
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 04:00 pm
Father Andrew Tu Minh Nguyen, who has served the Vietnamese Community of Western New York since 2001, died March 3, 2020. He was 75.
St. Joseph University Parish offers human trafficking information session
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 10:00 am
It goes on under our noses, in the back rooms of Mexican restaurants, in the basements of tenements, in the farms of the Southern Tier.
Sister Rosina Amicon, OSF, 1930-2020
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 03:00 pm
Sister Rosina Amicon, who served as a teacher and home health care aide, died March 2, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. She was 90.
Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:00 am
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward M. Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, effective today.
Youth Convention kicks off with message of 'Christ is alive'
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 01:00 pm
With that the 68th annual diocesan Youth Convention kicked off, seeing hundreds of teenagers gather at the Buffalo Grand Hotel for a weekend of faith, fun and friendship.
Buffalo Diocese Embarks on Path Toward Reorganization
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 08:00 am
Chapter 11 filing aims to provide resolution for the most number of individuals who have been harmed by past by sexual abuse while continuing the work of Catholic ministry
Statement of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger Regarding Priest Gathering at St. Leo the Great Parish
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 12:35 pm
"Concern has been expressed over my decision to allow priests who have been placed on administrative leave or who do not have faculties to celebrate the sacraments publicly to participate in Mass with me and other priests of the Diocese yesterday.
Christ will be alive at annual youth convention
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:00 pm
Christ is alive, and the Diocese of Buffalo wants everyone to know it.
Sister Eileen Barrett, OSF
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 11:00 am
Sister Eileen Barrett, whose teaching career spanned nearly six decades, died Feb.15, 2020, at Sisters of St. Francis Amherst. She was 89.
Sister M. Anthony Reichmuth, OSF, 1927-2020
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 01:15 pm
Sister M. Anthony Reichmuth, OSF, who spent the greater part of her ministry as a cook for the students of Stella Niagara, died Feb. 16, 2020, at Stella Niagara Health Center, Stella Niagara.
'For a famine had gripped the whole world' Gen. 41:57
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 01:00 pm
As I write this reflection, wildfires ravage Australia, attributed to record high temperatures and record low rainfall.
Father Bill Quinlivan celebrates his brother priests on a new CD
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 12:00 pm
At a time when the priesthood and the Catholic Church is under fire for abuse, Father Bill Quinlivan recorded a CD honoring his fellow priests.
Father Dennis G. Riter
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 02:00 pm
Father Dennis G. Riter, who has ministered to the Hispanic community of the Buffalo Diocese since his ordination, died Feb. 8, 2020, at Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.
Reflecting on Pope Francis' 2020 World Day of Peace message
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 12:00 pm
This new year, this new decade, begins much like the past year, the past decade: wars between countries, wars within countries, nations around the globe
Christ the King Seminary to Cease Operations in Current Form
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 11:00 am
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, announces that the Board of Trustees of Christ the King Seminary has approved a motion to cease operations of the institution at the end of the current academic year.
I believe in Miracles
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 12:00 pm
St. Therese. The saint I always associated with my mother.
Sound Board: Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:35 pm
Has there ever been a time in your life when you've felt God's love for you truly and intimately?
Marian consecration and the call to spiritual renewal
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:00 pm
"Where there is unprecedented evil, God wants to give unprecedented grace."
Zoomobile bring turtle power to St. Peter's
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 02:00 pm
Turtles, sharks and elephants came to St. Peter School, not in a thundering stampede but as passengers in the Buffalo Zoo's Zoomobile.
We came, we saw, we marched
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 03:10 pm
The 47th annual March for Life took place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 24.
LeRoy community braves weather to support life
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 10:25 am
A couple hundred residents of LeRoy braved the elements to show their support of unborn human life on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Teachers, students, champions of education honored at 20th annual Catholic Education Dinner - GALA 22:6
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 12:00 pm
Two Southern Tier elementary students were among the many honorees at GALA 22:6, the 20th annual Catholic education dinner on Jan. 23.
Sister Consolacion B. Briones, RSM, 1936-2020
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:00 pm
Sister Consolacion B. Briones, who served as a dentist, nurse and pastoral minister, died Jan. 14, 2020.