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At 83, Sister Mary Anne Weldon continues to live out Mercy vocation
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:20 pm
From early on in her life, Sister Mary Anne Weldon, RSM, has wanted to help people.
Adoption is the right option for families who cannot concieve
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:10 pm
We are the Henninger family: Tom, Annette and Adam.
Future of American Catholic Higher Education
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 12:00 pm
Canisius College will welcome Fordham University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, SJ, to campus on November 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Buffalo youth ministry leaders participate in national summit
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 02:00 pm
A National Youth Ministry Summit was held at the Franciscan University of Steubenville on July 31-Aug. 2.
East meets West in Cardinal O'Hara exchange program
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 12:30 pm
"Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, thereby some have entertained angels unawares."
Red Mass offers guidance in time of crisis
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 10:00 am
Area judges, lawyers and public officials of all faiths came to St. Joseph Cathedral on Sept. 24 to participate in the annual Red Mass sponsored by the St. Thomas More Guild.
39th Annual Rosary Crusade sheduled for September 22
Tue, Sep 17th 2019 12:30 pm
On Sunday, Sept. 22, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston
Catholic Charities offers respite program to care givers
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 02:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has partnered with Immaculate Conception Parish in Ransomville to offer a free
Scrub run raises funds to further the ministries of Mercy Hospital Buffalo
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 03:00 pm
Over 300 runners and walkers took part in the Mercy Hospital Foundation's seventh annual Scrub Run 5K Race through Cazenovia Park on Sept. 11.
After 40 years, OLV music director plays his coda
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 03:00 pm
The three most important aspects of a vital church faith community are hospitality, preaching and music.
Seminary to award two with the 2019 Curé Of Ars Award
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 02:00 pm
Father Walter Szczesny and Theresa Kazmierczak to be honored at dinner.
Canisius grad brings sunny days to Children's Hospital
Mon, Aug 5th 2019 11:00 am
The Muppets taught us that it's not easy being green. It's even harder to be a sick kid, stuck in a hospital room.
St. Gerard alumni plan all class reunion
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 02:05 pm
Gathered around a small table in the lyceum of the former St. Gerard School, eight alumni reminisce about their time at their alma mater - the sock hops, the doughnut kitchen, working as pinsetters for the bowling alley.
Catholic Charities WIC Program hosts five Healthy Baby Festivals
Mon, Jul 15th 2019 11:55 am
Expectant and young families are invited to five Healthy Baby Festivals planned for three counties during July and August by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program.
Sensory room at St. Bernadette allows children with autism to be more comfortable during Mass
Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 12:00 pm
Going to church may be difficult for persons with autism and their families. The sounds, lighting, crowds and expectations socially are overwhelming without support.
Iron seminarian competing in triathlon for pro-life cause
Tue, Jul 2nd 2019 10:25 am
Michael Cygan is running for life. Not his own, but for the lives of the unborn children and their mothers facing difficult pregnancies.
Christ the King Seminary announces its summer 2019 dinner lecture series with dates and topics
Mon, Jul 1st 2019 11:00 am
Christ the King Seminary has announced its Summer 2019 Dinner Lecture Series to be held on the East Aurora campus.
Pope Francis: Wasting food shows a lack of concern
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 09:00 am
In a meeting with members of the Federation of European Food Banks Saturday, Pope Francis warned against food waste, which he said shows a lack of concern for others.
St. Gerard's legacy of faith lives on at Mary Our Queen Church
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 11:00 am
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. — In 2008, Father Francis "Butch" Mazur closed and locked the doors of St. Gerard Church in Buffalo, where he served as pastor.
Dennis Walczyk honored at NYS Catholic Charities directors annual two-day convening in Albany
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 12:00 pm
Dennis C. Walczyk, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, and Mary Elizabeth Hurson, vice president of Family Stabilization Services of Catholic Charities Brooklyn Queens, were honored by the New York State Council of Catholic Charities Directors at a reception in Albany recently.
Knights of Columbus raise funds for two ultrasound machines
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 10:00 am
The Knights of Columbus came two steps closer to their nationwide goal of placing 1,000 ultrasound machines into pro-life pregnancy centers, hospitals and clinics, when they presented the diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities with a check to purchase a pair of handheld units.
Don't let your cell phone become an addiction, Pope Francis warns
Fri, May 31st 2019 01:05 pm
Pope Francis met with a group of high school students this weekend, encouraging them to monitor their cell phone use, so as not to create obstacles to a culture of encounter.
New location, later date for the Rev. Bednar Golf Tournament
Wed, May 29th 2019 12:00 pm
The 16th annual Rev. Merrick Bednar Memorial Golf Tournament to support Christ the King Seminary is moving from May to June and is also switching to a new venue. The 2019 event will be held on Monday, June 17, at Brookfield Country Club in Clarence.
Msgr. Burkard looks forward to retirement, but not saying goodbye just yet
Fri, May 24th 2019 11:00 am
Fifty years is a nice round number for a priestly career. Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard, will celebrate his golden anniversary in the priesthood on May 12, and begin easing into retirement.
Bush fire hits South Sudan killing 33, critically burning over 60
Thu, May 23rd 2019 04:00 pm
A bush fire hit South Sudan on May 7, killing 33 and leaving over 60 critically ill from burns.
Omaha artist paints one-of-a-kind Paschal candles
Wed, May 22nd 2019 10:00 am
Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Caravaggio have blessed mankind with stunning works of art. They gave themselves ample space to create. For Michelangelo, it was the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. For Rembrandt and Caravaggio, often it was large canvases.
Catholic Charities brings grandparents's care into Buffalo schools
Thu, May 16th 2019 11:20 am
Kids need grandparents. Retirees need something to do with their days. And to be honest, teachers could use a little help in the classroom. Catholic Charities addresses all these needs with their Foster Grandparent program.
Easter brings a 'new world,' Pope Francis says in Urbi et Orbi
Mon, May 13th 2019 01:00 pm
Christ's resurrection ushers in a new world - one of peace, love and fraternity, Pope Francis said on Easter Sunday, as he prayed for the many people who are suffering throughout the world.
Help Your Neighbor Find Hope
Tue, May 7th 2019 02:00 pm
My parents and I have recently watched the Catholic Charities' "Help Your Neighbor Find Hope 2019 Appeal Video" and we had many thoughts about it.
A goal of post-Lenten fasting
Fri, May 3rd 2019 02:00 pm
During the Easter season, I always find myself going back to the things that I fasted from during Lent. Why do we fast from something and then just quit once Easter comes?
Religion teachers gather for professional development day
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 04:00 pm
Faculty professional development days are routine for most elementary and high schools, and provide the opportunity to refocus on aspects of a school's mission, gather in departmental cohorts, and develop or sharpen skills necessary for managing students.
St. Teresa's in South Buffalo has extra colorful Easter season
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 02:35 pm
Eggs weren't the only things St. Teresa's parishioners had to color this Easter. The Buffalo parish has produced coloring books, with drawings of the 122-year-old church and its artwork, as a gift to its parishioners.
Catholic tips to care for creation and the environment
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 08:00 am
As concern for the environment continues to be a talking point in the world, the celebration of Earth Day in April is one reminder that one of the most prominent Catholic social teachings is care fore creation. Pope Francis made it the topic of his encyclical "Laudato Si," writing, "We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth; our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters."
Gianna Banquet stands up for women, unborn
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 05:10 pm
A full house of 400 people packed the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga on Feb. 26 to hear from those who work and live behind the front lines of abortion.
St. Francis Park announces free community events for seniors
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:00 pm
St. Francis Park, Catholic Health's new senior living community in Hamburg, is hosting a series of special events in May. These events are free and open to the public as well as residents of St. Francis Park.
Area youth gather to 'Power Up' at annual convention
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 09:00 am
More than 600 high school students from all across the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo gathered for the 67th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention as they participated and got to "Power Up" their faith and relationship with God and others at the Buffalo Grand Hotel March 1-3.
Pro-lifers should plan to see 'Unplanned'
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 04:10 pm
"Unplanned" is a movie you probably wouldn't find unless you knew what to look for, but it is a movie you will tell others about. The low-budget film from Pure Flix tells the true story of Abby Johnson a Planned Parenthood clinic manager who made a 180-degree turn to be a pro-life advocate.
Nursing homes, shut-ins and the sick seek Communion
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:00 pm
Through life's journey, all people in time will reach the end of the road in one state or another. In many cultures the elders of the community are treasured, protected and well cared for by family, friends and colleagues.
Catholic Center cafeteria trashes unearthly food boxes
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 12:00 pm
The Catholic Center is in the process of throwing out Styrofoam food containers for the last time. In an effort to be more ecologically friendly, the downtown office has decided to replace Styrofoam with compostable paper products in the cafeteria.