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Manger becomes a throne at Midnight Mass
Sun, Dec 25th 2016 01:00 am
"There's something very special about Midnight Mass on the Birthday of our Lord," said Bishop Richard J. Malone, as he celebrated Midnight Mass of the Lord's Nativity at St. Joseph Cathedral. Bishop Malone recalled staying up to attend Midnight Mas even as a child. "My Mom would always make sure I slept for a while so I was alert as an altar server at Midnight Mass."
Christmas Podcast
Sun, Dec 25th 2016 12:00 am
Christmas reflections from Bishop Richard Malone and the readings and homily from the Christmas Televised Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz. Also music from the Voices of Mercy and Father Bill Quinlivan.
Joy to the World
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 03:30 pm
Bishop Richard Malone talks about the joy of Christmas and mentions Christmas TV Masses available for those who are home bound.
Bishop Malone delivers Meals on Wheels, encourages volunteerism
Tue, Dec 20th 2016 01:00 pm
During the Christmas season, a tradition has developed in which Bishop Richard J. Malone and Father Ryszard Biernat join Meals on Wheels to visit numerous clients during meal delivery. For the fourth year, the pair were eagerly received by clients who wanted to share a prayer and receive Holy Communion. Each client also received a hand-made card and ornament created by children through a local religious education program.
Catholic Health sponsors Christmas Mass that airs nationwide
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 09:00 am
Most of the leaves were still on the trees on Saturday, October 22, when nearly 200 people assembled in the historic chapel and shrine at Our Lady Help of Christians in Cheektowaga to celebrate a Christmas Mass that will be shown across the nation on Christmas week.
Lessons and Carols highlight cathedral Christmas week
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 03:00 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, has scheduled a number of celebrations during the Advent and Christmas seasons. The St. Joseph Cathedral Choir will present a Festival of Lessons & Carols on Monday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m., under the direction Organist-Choir Director Tim Socha.
Bishop Malone: Closing out the Year of Mercy
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 11:00 am
As I write these words to you, we are experiencing the end of two long-term events: the presidential election and the Jubilee Year of Mercy. While the close of the Year of Mercy is bittersweet, the end of the election could not come soon enough. Yet the close proximity of these two closures offers us much food for thought and reflection.
DeSales graduate donates half million dollars
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 03:00 pm
More than 50 years after graduating from DeSales Catholic School, a man who found success in the die casting industry is giving back to his alma mater in very big way. David Ryan, who graduated from DeSales in 1960, has donated $500,000 to the small school in Lockport.
Bishop Malone at X-STREAM Games and Expo
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone interacted with students from Catholic schools during the Diocese of Buffalo 3rd Annual X-Stream Games and Expo. Area Catholic elementary and middle school students competed in the county-wide science fair Sunday afternoon at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute. Look at our exclusive photo gallery here.
Bishop decrees a relic shrine at St. John Gualbert Parish
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has declared Father Michael H. Burzynski's relic collection a diocesan shrine to be housed at St. John Gualbert Parish in Cheektowaga. The bishop approved a decree designating the Shrine of the Holy Relics of the Saints in November.
Entering Advent
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 07:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone talks about Thanksgiving and the beginning of Advent in "Consider This."
Diocese recognizes 1,050th anniversary of Christianity in Poland
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
As the cold weather began to hit Buffalo and the first snow fell, members of the Polish community of Western New York came together on Nov. 20, at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo, to celebrate the 1,050th anniversary of the introduction of Christianity to Poland. Many Polish-American Western New Yorkers joined Bishop Richard J. Malone, the principal celebrant at the Mass, in honor of both this anniversary and the Feast of Christ the King, which has been an American Catholic tradition since 1925.
Pope extends Jubilee mandate on abortion, confession
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 02:00 pm
ROME, ITALY (CNA/EWTN News) - Although the Jubilee of Mercy has ended, Pope Francis has decided that some of the novelties he applied to the Church during the Holy Year will continue.
Celebrating 1,050 years of Polish history
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 01:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone celebrated the 1,050th anniversary of Poland's Christianity during a Christ the King Eucharistic Celebration on Nov. 20. It commemorated Poland's acceptance of Christianity in the year 966, when Mieszko I, the first ruler of the Polish state, and much of his court were personally baptized on Holy Saturday of that year.
Year of Mercy ends, but it's not over
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 08:00 am
As Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy comes to a close, we need to remember to continue sharing mercy and compassion with others. Watch Bishop Richard J. Malone in "Consider This."
Seminary to hold Advent Vespers Service
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 01:00 pm
Christ the King Seminary will host its annual Advent vespers service on the second Sunday of Advent, Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in the seminary's St. John Vianney Chapel. All are welcome.
Bishop Malone to celebrate Rosary Novena for Life
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 01:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 19, Bishop Richard J. Malone will be main celebrant at the final Rosary Novena for Life for 2016. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Parkside and Parker avenues, Buffalo, will begin at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a peaceful, prayerful procession to a nearby abortion clinic (optional). At the clinic, participants will pray the rosary with the hope that today's society will choose life instead of abortion. The group will return to St. Rose of Lima for closing prayers.
Bishop Malone previews Convocation of Catholic Leaders
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 09:00 am
On the opening day of the Catholic bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore, Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, discussed plans for an unprecedented gathering of Catholic leaders next July in Orlando, Florida.
Life after Election Day
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 10:00 am
After a hard-fought presidential election, Bishop Richard J. Malone offers a reflection and prayer for the United States to come together in a special episode of "Consider This."
Bishop Malone marks the end of the Year of Mercy
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 03:00 pm
After a Jubilee Year filled with mercy, Bishop Richard J. Malone encouraged Catholics to continue practicing compassion and forgiveness during an evening prayer service Sunday at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo.
Bishop Malone: Election Reflection II
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 08:45 am
It's a common experience for bishops. Often enough, after we have addressed some controversial moral issue (which may also be a neuralgic political issue), we get mail. This intensifies during an election season. No surprise there.
Spooks or Saints?
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 01:00 pm
What is Halloween and All Souls Day? Bishop Richard Malone explains what it means to Catholics in "Consider This."
Celebrating 1,050 years of Poland's Baptism
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:00 am
Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will celebrate the 1,050th anniversary of Poland's Christianity during a Christ the King Eucharistic Celebration on Sunday, November 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Bishop Malone to mark the completion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will officially close the Jubilee Year of Mercy here in the Diocese of Buffalo, on Sunday, Nov. 6, with an evening prayer service at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo. All are welcome.
World Mission Sunday supports missionaries of Church
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 03:00 pm
On Oct. 23, Bishop Richard J. Malone celebrated a special Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church in North Buffalo for World Mission Sunday, the day the Catholic Church has designated to recognize the many contributions of missionaries serving both in the United States and abroad. This week, the Sunday collections at all diocesan parishes went toward various international missions of the Catholic Church.
Bishop urges students to say 'No"
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 02:00 pm
Dozens of 11, 12 and 13-year-old students were urged to shout out the word "No' inside of Saint Mark's Church on Tuesday morning. They did it at the urging of Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, who was stressing to them the dangers of substance abuse as part of Red Ribbon Week.
Love and marriage go together at anniversary celebration
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 02:00 pm
The most important words in a wedding might be "I do," but the most important words to a marriage are, "please," "thank you" and "sorry."
Blue Mass honors, remembers first responders in diocese
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 03:00 pm
On Oct. 15, Bishop Richard J. Malone presided over the second-ever Blue Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, which recognized the work of police officers, firefighters and other first responders who live and work in the Diocese of Buffalo. Although the concept of Blue Mass dates back to 1934, it is a new addition in this diocese, and since 2015, Bishop Malone has been committed to making this an annual tradition here.
Bishop Malone: Election Reflection I
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 01:00 pm
I haven't met many people who are not by now exasperated, confounded and dismayed by the ongoing presidential election campaign. Ordinarily in an election year I would be looking forward to the day after the election; at least the war of words would be (pretty much) behind us. This time, however, I expect that I will feel no better about the national situation then than I do right now, a few weeks away from Nov. 8. In fact, I may feel worse.
Blue Mass to honor all first responders
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 07:35 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant at this special Mass to honor first responders of all faiths who live and work in the Diocese of Buffalo. In 2015, Bishop Malone said the first Blue Mass in the diocese and has decided to make this an annual Mass.
Cheektowaga Christmas Mass to air nationwide on ABC
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 10:00 am
The Christmas tunes have yet to hit the radio, and the store shelves are still filled with Halloween candy, but plans are well underway to record a Christmas Mass in late October so the nation can watch it on TV during Christmas week.
'Create in me a clean heart'
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone discusses the damaging effects of pornography and what the church can do to help in this week's "Consider This."
Smiles at pet blessing
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 12:00 pm
On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Bishop Richard J. Malone called all creatures great and small to his front lawn on Saturday morning for a blessing of animals. The blessing of animals has become an annual custom in the Church, as a way to remember the love that St. Francis of Assisi had for Creation. See our new photo gallery here.
Remembering Respect Life Sunday
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 10:00 am
Special attention is given to pro-life causes during the month of October, as the Diocese of Buffalo celebrated Respect Life Sunday on Oct. 2 with Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral and the National Life Chain. See some of the sights of the day in our new photo gallery.
'Consider' mercy for our common home
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone explains why Pope Francis asks us to "Show Mercy to Our Common Home" in this week's "Consider This."
Convocation brings 900 teachers together
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 01:00 pm
Their students may have had the day off, but for the 900 Catholic school teachers in the Diocese of Buffalo, Friday was a day of convocation at Cardinal O'Hara High school. It was a day focused on professional development and served as an opportunity to refocus on the mission of Catholic Schools.
Bishop Malone: Join us for a celebration of life
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 12:00 pm
"Moved by Mercy" has been a consistent theme of Pope Francis and one that has particular urgency today. This year's theme for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Respect Life Program fills us with encouragement and hope and calls us to love, defend and celebrate all human life. It calls us to joyfully follow the example of Christ, to love without limits, and further, to act on that sense of true Christian charity.
Respect Life Sunday includes Life Chain
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant at the Respect Life Mass on Sunday morning. Following the Mass, there will be a blessing of families, babies and expectant mothers.
Judges and lawyers turn out for Red Mass
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 03:00 pm
"I have personally seen the difference that committed Catholic lawyers can make in confronting big societal challenges," said Bishop Richard J. Malone to dozens of judges and lawyers gathered Wednesday at the annual Red Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Animal blessing set for Saturday
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 09:05 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, is calling all creatures great and small to his front lawn on Saturday morning for a blessing of animals. The blessing will take place at 77 Oakland Place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, to mark the upcoming Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.