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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.
Pushed by the Holy Spirit into the desert
Sun, Mar 17th 2019 10:00 am
As the Hispanic/Latino Commission began planning for the Lenten Retreat that the Office of Cultural Diversity sponsors every year in Spanish, the first Gospel of the Lenten season, Mark 1:12-15 became the theme for the retreat this year.
Women's Conference put Eucharist and Scripture into focus
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 09:50 am
With a Southern Hey y'all, author, speaker and podcast host Sonja Corbitt took to the stage to speak to other Catholic women about their role as a human monstrance. Corbitt, along with Father David Richards, served as special guests for the annual Catholic Women's Conference hosted by Catholic Women of Buffalo Inc.
Kanty's Kitchen cooks up annual Lenten pierogi
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 04:15 pm
Team Pierogi, a diversified group of committed pierogi artisans, that gather for fellowship, fun and pierogi.
Christ the King Seminary announces travel opportunities for 2019 and 2020
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 03:00 pm
"The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page." That proverb, attributed to St. Augustine, the great fifth-century philosopher and theologian, holds much truth. Travel is often an eye-opening, mind-expanding experience that cannot be duplicated. For those who have been blessed with the opportunities to visit foreign lands and cultures, their journeys end up changing them for the better and increasing their understanding of the beauty and diversity of the world and the Church.
Pilgrimage planned to Massachusetts shrine
Sun, Mar 3rd 2019 10:20 am
The Society of Our Lady of Divine Mercy is sponsoring their seventh bus pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy Shrine for Oct. 4, 5 and 6 for St. Faustina Day.
St. Leo the Great Church presents "Let's Talk About ... Keeping the Faith in Crisis and Suffering"
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 11:00 am
When crisis hits, how do you hold on? What role does faith play when suffering?
Grey Nuns plan a day of spiritual enrichment
Wed, Feb 27th 2019 12:10 pm
Getting excited about God is a good way to spend the Lenten season. As the years go by, our faith can grow dull. We may need a new infusion of grace.
Parishes donate $2,000 to Trocaire student food pantry
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:00 pm
Two local parishes made a generous gift to Trocaire's food pantry this past December, donating $2,000 to help assist in its mission to alleviate food insecurity among students.
Waiting for God to give answers
Sun, Feb 17th 2019 11:40 am
When I had my first birthday, my parents thought that I would need a companion in the form of a dog. So for my first birthday present, I got a little beagle puppy and we ended up naming him Oscar.
St. Mary's Junior Ladies of Charity volunteer at Ronald McDonald House
Mon, Feb 11th 2019 01:15 pm
Eleven members of the St. Mary's Junior Ladies of Charity volunteered at Ronald McDonald House, Buffalo, preparing dinner for the residents there on Dec. 27. The young women prepared a full taco bar with Spanish rice, fried corn, beans, cornbread and desserts including brownies and pineapple upside down cake.
Robert H. Chambers gave lifelong service to community
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 12:20 pm
Over the last eight decades, there haven't been many who've given back to Western New York's Catholic community like Robert H. Chambers, both in length of service and number of lives touched.
The spirit of unity in diversity
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 09:00 am
Our Church today in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout the United States is becoming more and more diverse every day. The diversity that we see in our city is gradually becoming the diversity that we will see in our suburbs. Are we ready to embrace these cultures? Are we ready to forgive some of the hurts that may have taken place so that together we can move forward in peace and harmony?