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Catholic and Episcopal bishops join in conversation with public
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Catholic Bishop Richard J. Malone and Episcopal Bishop R. William Franklin joined together on Feb. 21 to dialogue with each other and the public about issues important to both dioceses. Billed as "Conversation with Two Bishops: A Discover Sunday Event," the gathering served as part of an ongoing partnership between the two bishops that began with the release of a December 2014 joint pastoral letter.
Mercy, not sacrifice
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 03:00 pm
"I desire mercy and not sacrifice." Bishop Richard Malone talks about real commitment vs. empty sacrifice during Lent in a new "Consider This."
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.
Bishop Malone delivers meals and prayers to homebound
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone and Father Ryszard Biernat recently delivered meals to some of the area's homebound through Meals on Wheels for WNY.
Bishop Malone to distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 09:10 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will distribute ashes at the 12:05 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, on Wednesday, February 10, Ash Wednesday.
George Richert named Communications director for Catholic diocese
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, today announced that George Richert, well-known WIVB-TV Channel 4 reporter, has been named director of communications for the Diocese of Buffalo.
'Consider' spilled ashes
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 11:10 am
Bishop Richard Malone shares an experience he had with spilled ashes on Ash Wednesday 30 years ago. He encourages us to think of each confessional door as a door of mercy in a new "Consider This."
National Marriage Week and World Marriage Day emphasize support for married couples
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 10:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC - National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day are opportunities "to celebrate the gift and blessing of marriage," said the chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
St. Gianna Molla Center to hold fifth-annual banquet
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:00 pm
In February, the St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center will be holding its fifth-annual benefit banquet to raise money to buy needed supplies for women it serves who are in need of baby supplies.
Pope Francis' beautiful gift of mercy
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 03:00 pm
Pope Francis created the 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy to reflect, in a new way, the gift of God's Mercy. Bishop Richard Malone explains in "Consider This."
Products of Catholic education evident at Gala 22:6
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 01:00 pm
The results of Catholic education were on display. From the handmade robots to the generous donations to the touching video of a grad who tragically passed away, Gala 22:6 showed the power of what a Catholic education can do.
Why we march
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard Malone explains the teaching of the Catholic church on the protection of human life in a new "Consider This." Catholics cannot accept abortion as something that is moral and right.
Bishop Malone joins local group for March for Life
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 01:00 pm
The 2016 March for Life will take place in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Jan. 22. Catholics and others in solidarity will join in a pilgrimage of public witness, penance and prayer for all those victimized by the1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
Catholic Education Dinner provides help with tuition assistance
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 02:00 pm
The 16th annual Catholic Education dinner - GALA 22:6 - will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. More than 1,200 guests are expected to attend the event, which is The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo's largest annual fundraiser for Catholic education.
Bonaventure president announces retirement
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 10:15 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - After almost 20 years of service to the university, the last 12 as its president, St. Bonaventure University President Sister Margaret Carney, OSF, announced her decision to step down from the position on July 31.
Mercy for youth
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 10:00 am
Bishop Richard Malone's latest "Consider This" reflects on the Year of Mercy, how it relates to young people and the value of attending the 2016 Diocesan Youth Convention
Bishop Malone to mark Roe v. Wade anniversary with Mass
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:00 am
A Mass for the observance of the 43rd anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion will take place on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m. at Divine Mercy Parish, 2437 Niagara St., Niagara Falls. The Mass serves as a symbol of reparation for the millions of unborn children, victims of abortion; reconciliation for all women and men who have been involved in an abortion; and recommitment to end abortion-on-demand in our nation.
New Year musings from Bishop Malone
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 09:00 am
Bishop Malone opens the New Year with a number of thoughts and reflections.
A Christmas blessing
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone offers a Christmas blessing of peace, justice and reconciliation in this week's "Consider This."
Jesus brings joy on the 4th Sunday of Advent
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 02:00 pm
The 4th Sunday of Advent is a time to rejoice and to remember the reasons for joy in our lives, as Bishop Richard J. Malone explains in a new "Consider This."
Set plans for March for Life
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 09:25 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone, along with other representatives from the Buffalo Diocese and hundreds of thousands of Catholics from across the nation, will join in solidarity in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21- 22, 2016.
Bishop Malone: Take advantage of all the Jubilee Year of Mercy offers
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 09:00 am
I write this month from Baltimore, where the bishops of the United States are gathered for our annual Fall Plenary Meeting. As we concelebrated the Eucharist early this Sunday morning. I offered Mass for all of you who constitute the community of faith that is the Diocese of Buffalo. (Did you know that diocesan bishops offer one Mass each Sunday and holy day of obligation pro populo, that is, "for the people," just as pastors are required to do weekly for their parishioners?)
Bishop Malone opens the Holy Door and Year of Mercy
Mon, Dec 14th 2015 02:00 pm
On an unusually warm December day, Bishop Richard J. Malone opened the doors of St. Joseph Cathedral and welcomed the Year of Mercy in the Diocese of Buffalo. Opening the "Door of Mercy" symbolizes the welcoming of all to the Church.
Bishop Malone explains the value and mystery of Mercy
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 09:00 am
As the world (and the Diocese of Buffalo) begins to celebrate the Year of Mercy, Bishop Richard J. Malone discusses the mystery of mercy through passages from the Pope in a new "Consider This."
Christmas at the Cathedral
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:00 am
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, has scheduled a number of celebrations during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Bishop Malone to mark opening of Year of Mercy
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 02:00 pm
On Sunday, Dec. 13, Bishop Richard J. Malone will open the "Door of Mercy" at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, signifying the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy for the Catholic Church. The doors symbolize the welcoming of all to the Church. The ritual will take place at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. All are welcome.
Bishop gives blessing, dedication for new altar in homily
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 08:00 am
The altar at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Bowmansville received a dedication courtesy of Bishop Richard J. Malone, in which he spoke of the meaning of the altar in Catholic churches, the then-coming Christmas season and the ways in which both are important to Catholics. Bishop Malone gave the church's new wooden altar, adorned with a depiction of the Last Supper, a special blessing on Dec. 5.
Jubilee year is time to receive and share mercy
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 09:00 am
The opening of the Year of Mercy within the Buffalo Diocese will be take place on Sunday, Dec. 13, with Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard J. Malone at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo. The Holy Door of Mercy will open during this Mass.
Diocese releases dates for Christmas programming
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 11:00 am
Daybreak TV Productions, the television component of the Diocese of Buffalo's Office of Communications, has announced special programming that will air on WKBW-TV Channel 7 during the month of December.
Concern for refugees and immigrants
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 11:00 am
We have all been horrified by the senseless terrorist attacks in Paris. Join me in fervent prayer for victims of the massacre, for justice for ISIS leaders and killers, and for world peace.
Confronting the porn epidemic: a major goal for the US bishops
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 11:00 am
BALTIMORE, MD. (CNA/EWTN News) - In a historic statement outlining the challenges pornography poses to the family and individuals as well as the tools available within the Church and society to combat its negative effects, the U.S. bishops say they have created a resource for healing and mercy.
Bishops approve Bishop Malone-led statement on porn
Wed, Nov 18th 2015 09:00 am
BALTIMORE - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a formal statement, "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography," at their annual Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, November 17.
U.S. bishops to meet next week
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 03:00 pm
ROME - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will meet, November 16-19, in Baltimore for their annual Fall General Assembly. The bishops will hear addresses by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, USCCB president, and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Catholic Cemeteries honor unclaimed remains on All Souls Day
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone marked the Feast of All Souls by presiding at a committal service for unclaimed cremated remains at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna. The Nov. 2 service saw the cremains of over 300 placed in an exterior crypt named the Crypt of the Holy Angels with the inscription, "Eternal Rest Grant unto Them, O Lord."
St. Martha to have renovations blessed by Bishop Malone
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 09:00 am
Recently, St. Martha Parish in Depew completed a series of renovations in its church in the aftermath of the merger that created it five years ago. It celebrated its formal five-year anniversary in July, the result of the merging of St. Barnabas and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament churches in 2011. In order to keep moving into the future, the church will now have a new look for parishioners and visitors alike.
US bishops to vote on porn statement
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. bishops will vote on a proposed formal statement, "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography," at the annual Fall General Assembly, November 16-19, in Baltimore. The statement's development has been directed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (LMFLY), in collaboration with other USCCB Committees and offices, as well as additional experts.
Bishop Malone to preside at Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo committal service for unclaimed cremated remains
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 11:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will mark the Feast of All Souls by presiding at a committal service for unclaimed cremated remains at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna.
Blue Mass honors police, fire and first responders
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 09:00 am
Hundreds of people donned their navy blue, sky blue, royal blue and other uniform colors as part of the first diocesan Blue Mass, dedicated in honor of local EMS, fire and law enforcement departments of all faiths. Bishop Richard J. Malone thanked all those who served the community during his homily Sunday morning at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.
Following policy change, annulment workshop explains the process
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 01:00 pm
Following Pope Francis' lead to simplify the Catholic annulment process, Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced that he has waived the fee for annulments in the Diocese of Buffalo. Now Catholics can learn more about the confusing process with a workshop Thursday night.
Remembering Baby Jesse and all unborn
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 10:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone referred to Baby Jesse as a "little saint" during a prayer service at St. Mary Cemetery in Dunkirk on Oct. 20.