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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.
Bishop Malone gives homework to adults in 'Consider This'
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 08:05 am
In solidarity with students returning to school, Bishop Richard Malone suggests some homework for adults in "Consider This: Back to School."
St. Joe's has new reminder of its roots
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 03:00 pm
A new marble based, bronze statue of founder St. John Baptist de La Salle now stands in front of St Joseph's Collegiate Institute on Kenmore Avenue.
Bishop Malone: Back to school ... for all of us!
Sun, Sep 18th 2016 08:00 am
For a few weeks now, the "back to school" ads have been signaling the waning of summertime (for which I, a cold weather aficionado, am very grateful this year - apologies to you heat lovers out there!)
'Consider' what mercy looks like
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 08:00 am
What does Mercy look like through the eyes of another person? Bishop Richard J. Malone helps us to answer this question in this week's "Consider This."
Bishop Malone to celebrate Red Mass for lawyers, justices
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual Red Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 12:05 p.m. Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo, United States district judge, will give remarks at the close of the Mass on behalf of the judiciary.
Bishop Malone reaffirms Church's teaching on Marriage
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 02:00 pm
Two USCCB committee chairmen have issued a joint statement reaffirming the Catholic Church's teaching on marriage "as exclusively the permanent, faithful, and fruitful union of one man and one woman [and] cannot change."
Bishop Malone to ordain five men on Saturday
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 01:00 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 17, Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, will ordain five men to the holy order of deacon. One gentleman will be a permanent deacon and the other four will continue their studies for the priesthood. This special Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo.
Bishop's Committee plans fall luncheon
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 08:00 am
The Bishop's Committee for Christian Home and Family Visitors Program will have its Annual Meeting and Luncheon with Bishop Richard Malone on Thursday, October 6, at 9:30 a.m., at St. Philip the Apostle Parish, 950 Losson Road in Cheektowaga.
Forum takes aim at doctor-assisted suicide
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 09:00 pm
"It simply will be cheaper to kill than to treat," said Dennis Vacco as he made a case against physician assisted suicide. The former New York State Attorney General was one of the featured speakers at a forum hosted by the Public Policy Committee of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
OLBS students get a lesson in Faithful Citizenship
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:00 am
They are years away from being eligible to vote, but on their first day of the school year, eighth graders at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School in Depew got a lesson on Faithful Citizenship.
Bishop Malone celebrates picnic Mass for Little Portion Friary
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 01:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone celebrated an outdoor Mass for the volunteers of Buffalo's Little Portion Friary on Saturday, Aug. 13. Over three dozen of the homeless shelter's volunteer staff attended the annual Mass and picnic with the bishop.
Mother Teresa and sheltering the homeless
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 08:00 am
Soon to be saint, Blessed Mother Teresa lived her life caring for the sick, poor, helpless and homeless. This week's "Consider This: Shelter the Homeless," Bishop Richard Malone includes some of her thoughts on this Corporal Work of Mercy
Mother Teresa Home opens with a blessing
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 06:40 pm
After a few years of planning and one year of construction, the Mother Teresa Home has officially opened on Buffalo's East Side. Hundreds gathered on Thursday afternoon for a dedication Mass at St. Adalbert Church and then watched on a live video stream as Bishop Richard J. Malone blessed the tiny chapel in the Mother Teresa Home next door.
Looking beyond WYD in 'Consider This'
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 08:00 am
The thrill of World Youth Day needs to continue in our parishes. Bishop Richard J. Malone encourages parishes to continue the spiritual journey in this week's "Consider This."
OLV has new altar of God's Mercy
Sun, Aug 14th 2016 03:05 pm
"What a special day this is for Our Lady of Victory and for all of us." said Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, as he prepared to anoint the new altar at Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna on Sunday afternoon.
'Consider' looking beyond yourself
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 08:00 am
What does mercy look like? Bishop Richard J. Malone tells us in this week's "Consider This: Look Beyond Yourself."
Bishop Malone: Pilgrimage to the City of Saints
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 10:00 am
Saints... you can sense their influence, in a mysterious way even their presence, everywhere in Kraków. St. John Paul II and St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, of course, are prominent. Then there is the cell at Auschwitz that memorializes St. Maximilian Kolbe, who gave his life so that another prisoner could live. Today I offered catechesis and celebrated Eucharist with hundreds of pilgrims from Ireland in a parish church dedicated to the great St. Casimir.
Bishop Malone: Support the Retired Diocesan Priests' Medical Benefits Fund
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 08:00 am
Throughout the long history of our diocese, we have been served by hundreds and hundreds of dedicated priests. Today, there are 128 retired diocesan priests incurring the cost of living either on their own or the cost of living in one of our diocesan retirement homes.
The legacy of Bishop Timon
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 08:00 am
Bishop Richard Malone talks about the first Bishop of Buffalo, Bishop John Timon and shares some interesting and funny anecdotes about his life in "Consider This."
Faithful Witness to Marriage
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 03:00 pm
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops offers some thoughts on Faithful Witness to Marriage
Bishop Malone celebrates Mountain Mass with Buffalo pilgrims
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 08:00 am
ZAKOPANE, POLAND - Bishop Richard J. Malone once again met up with diocesan pilgrims who flew to Poland for World Youth Day. Although much of the bishop's time in Poland was spent at catechesis sessions for other dioceses, he managed to meet up with pilgrims from Buffalo on several occasions.
'Consider' making good news every day
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone reminds us that Pope Francis encourages us to be Missionary Disciples and to make mercy the theme of our life in "Consider This: Good News Every Day."
Third-largest U.S. delegation to attend WYD 2016
Mon, Jul 18th 2016 02:00 pm
WASHINGTON - More than 40,000 Americans are registered to attend World Youth Day (WYD), July 26-31, in Krakow, Poland. To assist this record breaking number of participants from the United States, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth has lined up a series of resources and a variety of digital platforms to engage youth and young adults at home and abroad.
'Consider' compassion
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 02:00 pm
Pope Francis encourages says us to open our eyes to the world without cynicism and indifference. The world will not change until we show compassion and mercy to everyone we meet. Bishop Richard Malone explains in "Consider This."
Bishop Malone: On my mind ...
Sun, Jul 3rd 2016 08:00 am
It was American Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr who famously declared that the Christian teaching on original sin is "the only empirically verifiable doctrine of the Christian faith."
Catholic Charities surpasses 2016 campaign goal
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:00 pm
The 2016 Appeal for Catholic Charities of Buffalo ended on a high note this evening as Bishop Richard J. Malone took to the stage at Kleinhans Music Hall immediately prior to the Forte Tenors concert to announce this year's campaign surpassed its $11 million goal, with cash and pledges received totaling $11,108,356.45.
Opening our hearts to strengthening marriages
Sun, Jun 26th 2016 09:00 am
Recently, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, offered the following challenge: "But nowadays who is making an effort to strengthen marriages, to help married couples overcome their problems, to assist them in the work of raising children and, in general, to encourage the stability of the marriage bond?"
State of the Diocese: A Bishop's Eye View
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone is the first to admit that he wears two hats for the Church. He is not only the "chief shepherd", but also the CEO of a corporation that is the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
Bishop Malone: Papal priorities
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 08:00 am
Pope Francis has given to the Church four major teaching documents - two encyclical letters and two apostolic exhortations. In each of these documents, the pope invites us to deeper, stronger, and more authentic ways of living our faith as friends and followers of Jesus Christ sent on mission to bring the Gospel to the world.
Bishop Malone talks fathers on 'Consider This'
Sun, Jun 19th 2016 10:00 am
Bishop Richard Malone reminisces about his Dad and the important role fathers have in the family in this week's "Consider This."
Excitement is building for World Youth Day on 'Consider This'
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone and 200 pilgrims from the Diocese of Buffalo will travel to Krakow next month to be with Pope Francis. Bishop Malone shares his enthusiasm for the trip and the World Youth Day prayer in "Consider This."
'Consider This' offers inspirational messages
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:00 am
It was a typical November day, perhaps overcast with a chill in the air. And like so many other mornings when I arrive to St. Amelia Parish in Tonawanda, I opened my email and checked my messages.
Bishop Malone offers guidence on transgender issue
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone addresses the Obama administration's instruction to schools that allow students to use a restroom consistent with whatever gender identity they choose. The bishop shares Pope Francis' message of "...young people accepting their body as it was created" in this latest episode of "Consider This."
With $10.5 million, Catholic Charities within reach of goal
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 10:00 am
With about four weeks remaining before the close of the 2016 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the annual campaign has raised $10,550,794.76 in cash and pledges, representing almost 96 percent of its $11 million goal.
Bury the Dead
Mon, May 30th 2016 08:00 am
The sixth Corporal Work of Mercy is Bury the Dead. Bishop Richard J. Malone explains the three Catholic funeral rites in "Consider This."