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Hospital chaplains deal with healing, forgiveness and moving forward
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 09:00 am
Catholic Health has more than 9,000 dedicated associates, who uphold the mission to reveal the healing love of Jesus to those in need. Recognizing that healing can take on many forms, dedicated hospital chaplains work every day to minister to the spiritual needs of patients and families.
'Prayer huddles' place focus on hospital care and compassion
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 08:45 am
At Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, the nursing staff participates in a pilot program designed to encourage a group sense of spirituality, caring and compassion among the hospital workers.
Bishop Malone announces Upon This Rock capital campaign
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 09:35 am
On Feb. 18, Bishop Richard J. Malone formally announced Upon This Rock, a five-year, $100 million capital campaign that will fund the Diocese of Buffalo's mission in three specific areas. These three pillars, which the campaign calls "those we serve," "those who serve" and "how we serve," involve investing money into the future of diocesan parishes, caring for retired priests, and supporting efforts of Catholic Charities and Catholic education, all with the goal of ensuring a solid future for the diocese.
Vine and Branches: Truths of Natural Family Planning need to be clear
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 03:00 pm
Many of us in the pro-life movement have heard someone make the claim that they're firmly against abortion but see nothing wrong with contraception. This statement shows a common confusion that blurs the truth, espoused and cherished by our Church, about the gift of life and the dignity of every person.
The potential irony of a new health care non-discrimination rule
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 03:00 pm
Washington D.C., Nov 11, 2015 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Proposed federal anti-discrimination rules could threaten the religious liberty of health care providers and also infringe on the privacy of patients, lawyers for the U.S. Catholic Bishops have warned.
Making a Difference: Aborted baby parts for sale
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 09:05 am
When one considers the many ways countless human beings are treated like cheap disposable products - from children exploited by pornographers, to young sweatshop workers exploited by wealthy corporations - it's hard to imagine how much worse it can get for the poor and vulnerable.
National society offers spiritual hope for recovery to alcoholics
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 10:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo offers spiritual hope and guidance from a religious perspective to Catholics who struggle with alcoholism.
AA member uses Bible as reminder of God's forgiveness
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 10:00 am
Author KayeLynn Grayce blends the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous with Bible scripture and her own life as an exercise in sobriety in her book, "A Spiritual Awakening - Finding Your Connection."
Bishop Malone talks the Kevin Guest House
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 03:15 pm
In a new episode of "Consider This," Bishop Richard J. Malone brings our attention to the Kevin Guest House, a house where outpatients, and families of patients can stay while their loved ones are being treated in Buffalo area hospitals.
Permanent Deacon brings special ministry to people in hospital
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 08:00 am
For many priests and permanent deacons, hospital ministry is an important part of their ministry to their community. It is true for Deacon Charles D. Esposito, who was ordained June 2014. While serving parishioners at SS. Peter & Paul Parish in Williamsville, he also ministers to patients and their families at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville.
Why this Catholic health care development is a game-changer for women
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 02:00 pm
OMAHA, NEB. (CNA/EWTN News) - With the hope of providing authentic and ethical health care for women, Dr. Thomas Hilgers, creator of Natural Procreative Technology, has worked for decades to establish a medical network that studies, understands, and treats the female fertility cycle.
First-grader helps to collect art supplies for children at Roswell
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 10:00 am
A first-grader at Notre Dame Academy in Buffalo recently spearheaded a collection to provide entertainment for and put smiles on faces of children undergoing treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Grace Mallaber organized a collection of 20 boxes of art supplies to be donated to the hospital's pediatric wing.
Video remote interpreting removes language barriers at Catholic Health
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 08:55 am
Catholic Health has taken an important step in removing language barriers in its hospitals with the addition of video remote interpreting services.
Op-ed: BlueCross BlueShield excludes Catholic Health facilities
Wed, Nov 5th 2014 03:00 pm
With the open enrollment period for Western New York seniors to choose their health care coverage for 2015 currently underway, Catholic Health is alerting area residents about important changes implemented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York to their Medicare Advantage offerings.
Local doctors change lives through surgery overseas
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 02:00 pm
For a group of local doctors, serving the poor is about improving people's lives by donating costly medical care, time and much-needed surgeries. In May and June, a retired priest of the diocese was among a group that traveled to Ghana and Rome with the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation, an organization of doctors and surgeons based in Williamsville, that provides reconstructive surgeries at no cost.
Kenmore Mercy develops Orthopedic Campus of Excellence
Thu, May 15th 2014 10:00 am
Kenmore Mercy Hospital has gone through many changes over the past year, as the Catholic Health hospital continues its development as an Orthope­dic Campus of Excellence in Western New York. From pre-surgical education to post-hospital rehabilitation, Kenmore Mercy offers orthopedic patients a complete continuum of care all in one location.
School tax credit among topics of Public Policy Day
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:00 pm
Deacon Don Weigel led a faithful army to the state capitol on Public Policy Day to advocate for those in need. They spoke to state senators and assembly representatives, imploring them to pass legislation that would offer fair benefits to workers, restore dignity to inmates and decrease abortions.
Sister Norine enjoys volunteer service during retirement
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 09:00 am
Among the many retired women religious in the Diocese of Buffalo is Sister Norine Truax, RSM, who helped area Catholics develop ways to help children with special needs.
Conference looks to provide support and compassion to suicide survivors
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 09:00 am
All Souls Day, and the Fifteenth International Survivors of Suicide Day scheduled in Buffalo for Nov. 23, are reminders of a recent letter that appeared in a newsletter of the Association of Marian Helpers. The author lives in Buffalo and regularly prays for holy souls.
Cardinal Dolan applauds 12 court challenges of HHS mandate
Mon, May 21st 2012 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in a May 21 statement, applauded 43 dioceses, hospitals, schools and church agencies for filing 12 lawsuits around the nation saying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate violates religious freedom.
Bishops vow continued vigorous efforts against HHS mandate
Wed, Mar 14th 2012 11:00 am
WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops are strongly united in their ongoing and determined efforts to protect religious freedom, the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said in a March 14 statement.
Cardinal Dolan voices dismay as religious freedom talks stall
Sat, Mar 3rd 2012 11:00 am
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York voiced dismay in the Administration's handling of the church as the White House and the church seek to work out religious freedom problems found in a mandate in the new health care reform bill.
Catholics urged to oppose HHS mandate
Thu, Feb 16th 2012 10:00 am
For many years, the U.S. bishops have supported access to life-affirming health care for all. During the health care reform debate in Congress you received a number of urgent USCCB memorandum calling for health care legislation that would advance the goal of truly universal, life-affirming health care: upholding longstanding federal policies against abortion funding , protecting rights of conscience, and not leaving immigrants worse off.
Six more things everyone should know about the HHS mandate
Wed, Feb 15th 2012 03:35 pm
1. The rule that created the uproar has not changed at all, but was finalized as is. Friday evening, after a day of touting meaningful changes in the mandate, HHS issued a regulation finalizing the rule first issued in August 2011, "without change." So religious employers dedicated to serving people of other faiths are still not exempt as "religious employers." Indeed, the rule describes them as "non-exempt."
Bishops renew call to legislative action on religious liberty
Sat, Feb 11th 2012 03:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued the following statement:
Bishops studying initial White House movement on religious liberty
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 03:30 pm
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following statement, responding to President Obama's announcement about religious freedom that was made at the White House on Feb. 10, 2012.
Majority of Catholic voters oppose federal contraception rule
Wed, Feb 8th 2012 03:00 pm
Most Catholic voters oppose the federal rule requiring religious institutions to buy insurance that covers contraception and sterilization, according to new research published Feb. 7.
Bishops vow to voice government edict forcing contraceptive converage
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 03:00 pm
The Catholic bishops of the United States called "literally unconscionable" a decision by the Obama Administration to continue to demand that sterilization, abortifacients and contraception be included in virtually all health plans. The Jan. 20 announcement means that this mandate and its very narrow exemption will not change at all; instead there will only be a delay in enforcement against some employers.
Bishop Kmiec issues statement on health care reform
Fri, Mar 19th 2010 03:30 pm
As members of Congress prepare to take a final vote on health care reform legislation, it is important to reiterate my position, and that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.