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Bishop Malone writes pastoral letter with Episcopal bishop
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 06:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has teamed up with the local Episcopal Bishop R. William Franklin to ask Western New York to include women and minorities in the growth of Buffalo.
Bishop Malone celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 03:00 pm
Monday was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation that celebrates Mary, Mother of Jesus, as being uniquely conceived without original sin.
St. Gabriel Parish hosts diocesan Family Mass
Sun, Dec 7th 2014 03:00 pm
The tradition of celebrating the diocesan Family Mass the Second Sunday of Advent continued on Dec. 7, when Bishop Richard J. Malone presided at St. Gabriel Church in Elma. Until 2013, the Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo, but is now celebrated in parishes.
Bishop Malone talks the Second Sunday of Advent in new "Consider This"
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 02:00 pm
Consider the Second Sunday in Advent ... Bishop Richard J. Malone mentions how Pope Francis opened the year of Consecrated Life and thanks religious for their service.
Bishop Malone: Extending evangelizing culture throughout diocese
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:00 am
As I write, I am at the airport in Rome awaiting my flight home through Philadelphia to snowbound Buffalo. I followed news of the storm on CNN at the Pontifical North American College, our U.S. seminary in Rome, where I stayed during the meeting.
Bishop Malone meets Pope Francis, attends colloquium on marriage
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone represented Buffalo and the United States at the Vatican in November, as he was asked to be a part of the International Colloquium: The Complementarity of Man and Woman to reaffirm the Catholic Church's position on marriage. Attending the colloquium was an important affirmation of Bishop Malone's work as chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.
Bishop Malone welcomes U.S. visit by Pope Francis
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone was present at the Vatican on Nov. 17, when Pope Francis announced he will attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next September. Bishop Malone is in Rome, participating in the International Colloquium: The Complementarity of Man and Woman, through Nov. 19.
U.S. bishops to discuss lay ecclesial ministry at 2015 Summit
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 02:00 pm
BALTIMORE—Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, invited the U.S. bishops to a 2015 Lay Ecclesial Ministry Summit. He made the invitation during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Fall General Assembly, November 11, in Baltimore. The gathering will take place June 7, 2015, to mark the tenth anniversary of the bishops' statement "Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord" (2005), just prior to the USCCB Spring General Assembly in St. Louis.
Survey shows what concerns today's Catholics
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 02:00 pm
During the 2014 General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the results of a 3 1/2 - year-study on what concerned Catholics were presented. The survey, which showed that Catholics want to know the "whys" of their faith and worry about the church walking a fine line between politics and advocacy, included responses from lay leaders, parish priests, and "engaged parishioners."
Bishop Malone tells us why we pray in "Consider This"
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 02:00 pm
Do you ever wonder why we should pray? Bishop Richard Malone asks that we consider prayer as desire.
Bishop Malone invited to participate in Vatican colloquium
Sat, Nov 8th 2014 02:05 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone and three archbishops from the United States have been invited to participate in the International Colloquium: The Complementarity of Man and Woman, which will be held at the Vatican, Nov. 17-19. Bishop Malone is chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.
Bishop Malone talks about the value of family in "Consider This"
Fri, Nov 7th 2014 02:00 pm
In this "Consider this ... with Bishop Richard Malone," the topic is about the Synod of Bishops on family and Pope Francis' prayer and the family.
Bishop's Committee continues generations-long program for families
Thu, Nov 6th 2014 03:00 pm
This year, the Bishop's Committee for Christian Home & Family will celebrate 75 years of helping parents raise Christian children. The program, which has evolved over the past three quarters of a decade, assists parents in the religious and moral training of their pre-school children by offering free educational materials to baptized children.
Catholics Come Home
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 01:00 pm
In December 2014, the Diocese of Buffalo will launch the Catholics Come Home campaign. In the first six years, Catholics Come Home messages were aired as TV commercials in 37 dioceses, and nationally, reaching 200 million viewers, and helping lead hundreds of thousands home to the Catholic Church.
"Consider" peace in the Holy Family
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard Malone visited the Holy Land with other United States bishops in September. He shares some of his experiences in "Consider This."
Bishop Malone: Election Day
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 03:00 pm
When I was bishop of the Diocese of Portland, we had the custom of hosting an annual social for our governor, state legislators and others in political life. It was an opportunity to thank men and women in elected office for their service to the people of Maine. It was also a moment for me to share reflections on various dimensions of Catholic teaching concerning issues of public policy current at the time.
Synod examines Pastoral Challenges of Families
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 02:45 pm
The recent Extraordinary Synod of Bishops garnered the attention of the media, but for the wrong reasons. The Catholic Church will not be discussing same-sex marriages as some reports have stated, and the topic of people who have divorced and remarried receiving Holy Communion needs more discernment.
Bishop Malone compares science and pro-life in "Consider This"
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard Malone tells a story about a science student's discovery under a microscope in a new "Consider This."
"Consider" marriage between one man and one woman
Thu, Oct 9th 2014 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard Malone explains Church teaching on marriage as the union between a man and a woman in a new "Consider This." United States Bishops are gravely disappointed in Supreme Court case ruling on marriage.
Bishop Malone talks St. Francis and pets in "Consider This"
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone is joined by his dog Timon as he offers inspiration for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Bishop Malone will bless pets at his home on Oakland Place in Buffalo on Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.
Bishop Malone: Musings at the Sea of Galilee
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 01:00 pm
As most of you know, I returned recently from a Bishops' Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace in the Holy Land. You can read more about that experience online. It was an intense experience that will take me some time to process, both in my mind and in my heart.
"Consider This" with St. Vincent de Paul
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 12:00 pm
Bishop Richard Malone talks about St. Vincent de Paul in "Consider This" ...
"Consider" wisdom from Pope Francis
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 12:00 pm
Pope Francis gives us words of wisdom nearly every day. Bishop Richard Malone shares some of these words in "Consider This" ...
USCCB delegation visits Gaza
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:00 pm
JERUSALEM—A delegation of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, led by Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, visited the Gaza Strip, September 14. The bishops celebrated Mass with the local Christian community, talked to residents and surveyed the destruction of the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas militants. They also met the staff of Catholic Relief Services, the bishops' international relief agency, who have been working to provide disaster relief to those impacted by the violence.
"Consider This" in the Holy Land
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 12:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone and Catholic Bishops from the United States traveled to the Holy Land for the Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace.
Follow Bishop Malone's and USCCB's Peace Pilgrimage through social media
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 10:30 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone is one of 18 United States bishops traveling through the Holy Land over the next week and a half. Follow their journey through a series of social media platforms, combined here for easy reading.
Bishop Malone: The love of learning and a desire for God
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 03:00 pm
The title of this column is borrowed from a fine book on monastic culture and spirituality by Father Jean Leclerq, OSB. While monasticism is a blessed vocation within our Church, it is not, however, my topic this month. The love of learning and the desire for God is.
Bishop makes clear goal of Church on life issues
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone delivered a keynote address to respect life coordinators that clarified Pope Francis' position on life issues. He also stated his views in no uncertain terms. "I believe that the primal evil in our time is the assault on unborn life," the bishop said during a Sept. 6 inservice held at the Catholic Center in downtown Buffalo.
Bishop Malone to make peace pilgrimage to Holy Land
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:00 pm
This month, Bishop Richard J. Malone will be among a group of American bishops embarking on a trip to the Holy Land in hope of encouraging domestic prayer for a land of political unrest. From Sept. 11 until Sept. 19, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has organized the Bishops' Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace in the Holy Land, during which they will pray for an end to conflict.
Bishop Malone travels to Holy Land for peace pilgrimage
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 10:20 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be among 18 Catholic bishops from the United States taking part in the Bishops' Prayer Pilgrimage for Peace in the Holy Land, scheduled for Sept. 10-19. Bishop Malone will deliver a prayer at Jacob's Well in Ramallah on Sept. 14, and lead a Muslim-Christian Prayer for Peace with students at Bethlehem University on Sept. 18.
Bishop Malone welcomes Williamsville kids back to school
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 02:00 pm
Young students of SS. Peter & Paul School in Williamsville had a surprise as they got off the bus for the first day of class, Sept. 3. Bishop Richard J. Malone welcomed each of them and promised them an exciting year ahead.
Bishop Malone talks about the beginning of the school year in "Consider This"
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 12:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone says students returning to school to learn is a good time for all of us to study about our faith.
Bishop Malone explains the purpose of saints in a new "Consider This"
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 02:00 pm
Ever wonder about the purpose of saints, or why a church may have statues of figures other than Jesus and/or Mary? Bishop Richard J. Malone answers these questions in a new episode of his online show, "Consider This."
Bishop Malone: Challenge of building religious relationship with youth
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 10:00 am
For several years, I have been following the research of Christian Smith, currently a professor and director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at Notre Dame University. Smith and his colleagues began in 2001 the National Study of Youth and Religion, the most comprehensive national study ever conducted about American teens' religious and spiritual lives.
Catholic Charities surpassed goal with $11 million total
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 10:00 am
Catholic Charities ran a strong finish in the final lap of the 2014 annual appeal, exceeding its goal of $10.8 million with a total of $11 million at the close of its fiscal year Monday.
Bishop Malone observes Fortnight, Rosary Novena for Life
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 10:00 am
An early Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish in North Buffalo celebrated two important tenets of the American Catholic faith, as Bishop Richard J. Malone observed the Fortnight for Freedom and Rosary Novena for Life Saturday morning.
Bishop Malone talks St. John the Baptist in new 'Consider This'
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone calls St. John the Baptist "the great evangelizer." Find out why in a new episode of the weekly "Consider This" YouTube show.
Bishop Malone: The Good News in Catholic Education
Wed, Jun 25th 2014 02:00 pm
As this school year comes to a close, all of our schools are showcasing the great work, inventive creativity and high energy that always characterize our Catholic schools.
State ignores education tax credit bill
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 02:00 pm
Despite a strong media campaign by New York bishops, the New York State Legislature ended its 2014 session in June without passing an education tax credit bill intended to help fund public school districts and parents sending their children to private schools.
Newest Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo chapel mausoleum is dedicated
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 04:00 pm
Phase three of the chapel mausoleum complex at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheektowaga was completed on June 21, when Bishop Richard J. Malone presided over the Mass and dedication of the St. Anthony Chapel Mausoleum.