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Statement from Cardinal Dolan on behalf of the NYSCC
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 06:00 pm
My brother bishops and I are sorely disappointed in all of our political leaders in Albany, who again assured us of their strong personal support, but again could not deliver for the children of our state. Yet we have no alternative but to turn to them again and implore them to please pass this legislation once and for all before the close of the legislative session.
Pauline Fathers to assume ministry at St. Stanislaus Parish
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 10:40 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone is happy to welcome the Pauline Fathers (the Order of St. Paul the Hermit) in the leadership of St. Stanislaus Parish, 123 Townsend St., Buffalo, effective Apr. 12, Divine Mercy Sunday.
Annual Rosary Novena for Life begins March 28
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 02:20 pm
The 2015 annual Rosary Novena for Life commences on Saturday, March 28, with 8 a.m. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Parkside and Parker avenues, Buffalo, and will continue on one Saturday each month through November.
Bonaventure, Hilbert conclude merger discussions
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 11:00 am
St. Bonaventure University and Hilbert College announced the conclusion of their integration efforts and agreed to continue to collaborate on key strategic initiatives in keeping with their 20-year partnership.
Diocese partners with Museum of Science for STREAM
Sat, Mar 21st 2015 08:00 am
To continue the forward motion of this exciting diocesan initiative, more than 160 teachers from the 10 pilot STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math) schools in the Diocese of Buffalo took part in a professional development program Friday afternoon.
St. Joe's principal returns to Niagara Wheatfield schools
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 02:25 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute principal Jeffery Hazel has been named Director of Instructional Technology and Learning for the Niagara Wheatfield Public School District. The district's Board of Education approved the hiring at its regular meeting on Mar. 16.
Father Szczesny, Father Dudzik receive new assignments
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 01:00 pm
Father Walter J. Szczesny and Father Jozef Dudzik have received new assignments from Bishop Richard J. Malone.
Trocaire College to host annual Nutrition and Wellness Fair
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:00 pm
As a celebration of National Nutrition Month, Trocaire College will once again host a Nutrition and Wellness Fair to be held on Wednesday, March 25 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on the college's Main Campus, 360 Choate Avenue in South Buffalo.
Chancery bulletin announcements for March 16, 2015
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:10 pm
The Chancery bulletin announcements for the week of March 16, 2015.
Catholic Cemeteries encourages pre-planning, creating lifetime of memories
Sun, Mar 15th 2015 08:00 am
The professional staff of Catholic Cemeteries understands the benefits of pre-planning. Staff members know how important it is for people to make their plans, then to live life creating memories to last a lifetime.
Details about St. Patrick's Day Mass and parade
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 02:00 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, Th.D., bishop of Buffalo, will be the main celebrant at the special St. Patrick's Day Mass preceding the 75th annual St. Patrick's Day parade. As in the past, members of the United Irish-American Association will be in attendance, including parade grand marshal Denice Morrison of Darien Center.
Diocese of Buffalo arranges service, burial for baby Jesse
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 10:55 am
A Catholic prayer service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 328 Washington Ave., Dunkirk, for baby "Jesse," the male fetus discovered last August along the shoreline of Lake Erie State Park in Portland, N.Y.
Bishop Malone, Vatican seek opinions on today's family
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 09:15 am
In preparation for the October 2015 XIV Ordinary General Assembly at the Vatican, Bishop Richard J. Malone is asking Catholic priests and their parishioners to discuss and reflect upon the role and place of the family in the world today.
Poll shows pope's popularity in U.S. continues to grow
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 11:00 am
Nearly two years after becoming the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis continues to grow more popular among Americans, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
St. Joe's presents 'Damn Yankees' this weekend
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 04:00 pm
The St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Visual and Performing Arts Department is proud to announce that "Damn Yankees" will be presented the weekend of March 6-8.
Chancery bulletin announcements for March 2, 2015
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 10:45 am
Chancery announcements for the week of March 2, 2015.
Grey Nuns to offer Lenten Day of Reflection
Sun, Mar 1st 2015 08:00 am
A day of prayer and spiritual enlivening titled, "Come to the Water," will be offered by Grey Nuns and friends on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Chancery Bulletin Announcements for Feb. 23
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
The weekly Chancery bulletin announcements for the week of Feb. 9, 2015.
Trocaire to host citizens preparedness training course
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 10:45 am
Trocaire College will host a Citizens Preparedness Training course for New York state residents to attend. The course will take place on Wed., March 11 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Margaret Wendt Center at the main campus located at 360 Choate Avenue in South Buffalo.
USCCB's online Lenten resources help Catholics
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON—A variety of resources to help Catholics observe Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, this year February 18, is being provided by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Due to extreme cold, Catholics will not be held to Sunday Mass obligation
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 02:00 pm
With the coldest temperatures of the winter forecast for this Sunday, Bishop Richard J. Malone is advising Catholics to exercises extreme caution when it comes to attending Mass.
New video and website spotlight Catholic teaching on end-of-life decisions
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 10:40 am
At some point every family must deal with issues involving end of life care for a loved one. As Catholics attempt to navigate the myriad medical, ethical, and religious questions that arise, all the while dealing with the grief of an impending death, it can become overwhelming.
St. Bonaventure professor gives TEDxBuffalo talk on Internet addiction
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 10:20 am
ST. BONAVENTURE — Dr. Kimberly Young has been looking deeply into Internet addiction since the days of AOL chatrooms. She was the first to identify Internet addiction and its impact on our children, families and culture.
Convention looks to RESTORE youthful faith
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:00 pm
Approximately 700 Catholic youth and adult chaperones will be in attendance at the 63rd annual Diocesan Youth Conference this weekend. This year's theme is "Restore."
Internationally-known organic chemist comes to Canisius
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:10 pm
BUFFALO, NY - The Canisius College departments of chemistry and biochemistry will welcome internationally-renowned organic chemist Phil S. Baran, PhD, to campus on Friday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center, located at the corner of Main Street and Eastwood Place. Presented under the auspices of the Paul G. Gassman Memorial Seminar at Canisius College, Baran's lecture is entitled "Studies in Natural Product Synthesis." The event is free and open to the public.
Bishop Malone to distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 02:10 pm
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 18, Ash Wednesday.
James Rogers appointed executive director of USCCB Public Affairs
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON—James L. Rogers has been named executive director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Religious and pro-life leaders urge Congress to protect fundamental freedoms in DC
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON—Two recently enacted laws in the District of Columbia are "unprecedented assaults upon our organizations" and "violate the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of association protected by the First Amendment and other federal law," said representatives of a number of national and local organizations, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in a February 5 letter to Congress.
St. Bonaventure to welcome Thomas Marra as 2015 Leader in Residence
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 10:00 am
ST. BONAVENTURE — St. Bonaventure will welcome alumnus Thomas M. Marra, president and chief executive officer of Symetra Financial Corporation and a former university trustee, as the 2015 guest of the Building Extraordinary Leaders series.
Catholic Charities notebook: Appeal leadership announced
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 01:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has announced several appointments to its leadership team in advance of the 2015 Appeal. The appointments were announced by the Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, and Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, diocesan director of Catholic Charities of Buffalo.
Catholic Charities receives two grants totaling $200,000 for creation of Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program recently received two grants totaling $200,000 to develop a Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute (HTTI), in partnership with Niagara University's (NU) College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.
SBU's Family Business Club excels creatively in global case competition
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 11:30 am
St. Bonaventure's Family Business Club was recognized for its innovative and unique case solutions and delivery at the globally renowned Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC). The event was held from Jan. 8 to 11 at the University of Vermont.
Bishop calls National Marriage Week an opportunity to celebrate
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 11:00 am
WASHINGTON-In a letter sent to all U.S. bishops on January 16, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, hailed National Marriage Week USA (February 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, February 8) as opportunities "to celebrate the gift and blessing of marriage and to affirm and support engaged and married couples."
Download the 2015 Catholic Directory
Sun, Feb 1st 2015 08:00 am
The diocesan Catholic Directory team has been busy over the cold winter updating and overhauling the official book of diocesan information. The Directory was posted to the web on Feb. 1 and will continue to be updated on a monthly basis.
Celebrating 25 years of episcopal service
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 11:00 am
Bishop Edward M. Grosz, auxiliary bishop of Buffalo, will be the principal celebrant at a Mass of Thanksgiving, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m., at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo, as he celebrates the 25th anniversary of his ordination as bishop.
Catholic Academy holds open house
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, 1069 Delaware Ave., has scheduled an open house for Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 5, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.. The school invites prospective families interested in enrolling children for the 2015-2016 academic year to tour the school and meet faculty, administrators and parents.
St. Bonaventure alumn to speak on sustainability
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 01:00 pm
St. Bonaventure University will host Tom Boney, vice president and general manager of Automotive Value Stream, Novelis North America, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Dresser Auditorium of the John J. Murphy Professional Building.
15th annual Catholic Education Dinner planned for tonight
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 12:00 pm
The 15th annual Catholic Education dinner will be held tonight, Jan. 29, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The 2015 dinner will mark Bishop Richard Malone's third year celebrating Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. Nearly 1,200 guests are expected to attend.
Bishops celebrate Catholic Schools Week
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 09:00 am
Catholic Schools Week is celebrated in the Diocese of Buffalo and nationally January 25 - January 31. Several Catholic bishops from throughout the United States recorded their thoughts on Catholic education.
Cardinal O'Malley welcomes House passage of 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act'
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:10 am
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, welcomed passage of the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015" (H.R. 7) by the U.S. House of Representatives. "By passing this legislation, the House has taken a decisive step toward respect for unborn human life, reflecting the will of the American people," he said.