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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.
Catholic leaders react to Education Tax Credit
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo included the Education Investment Tax Credit in his 2015 budget proposal Wednesday, pleasing many Catholic leaders who have been advocating for the bill for years. The New York Senate passed the tax credit bill, which allows taxpayers to claim credits for donations to public schools or private scholarships for students attending parochial schools.
Pro-Vita awards honor pro-life advocates
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 11:40 am
Kaitlyn Hogg, a 14-year-old high school freshman from St. Gregory the Great Parish, Williamsville, was the youth award recipient at the presentation of the Pro-Vita Awards on Saturday at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna.
USCCB chairman responds to Supreme Court decision to take marriage cases
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 08:00 am
WASHINGTON—The U. S. Supreme Court granted a request, January 16, to review the November 2014 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upholding the constitutionality of marriage laws in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Area Catholic school students participate in Future City Competition
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 05:30 pm
Eleven of the eighteen schools participating in the annual Future City Competition for middle school students are Catholic schools in Western New York. The competition will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Mount St. Mary High School, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Father Peter Karalus named to Catholic School Advisory Council
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has appointed the pastor of St. John Paul II Parish, Lake View, to the Catholic School Advisory Council, the panel which advises the bishop on Catholic elementary school issues. His parish is also home to Southtowns Catholic School. Father Peter J. Karalus joined the panel in December 2014.
Thousands to pray for end to abortion at National Prayer Vigil for Life
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 03:00 pm
WASHINGTON—Over 10,000 pilgrims, many of them youth from schools around the nation, are expected to gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for an end to abortion at the Opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life, Wednesday, January 21, at 6:30 p.m., the eve of the annual March for Life. The vigil coincides with the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973, which legalized abortion nationwide. Since the decision was handed down, an estimated 56 million abortions have been performed legally in the United States.
Bishop Malone to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Mass
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 03:00 pm
On Sunday, January 18, Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant at the annual diocesan Mass honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Rev. Brother Henry Fulmer, OFM, from the diocese of Charleston, S.C., will be the guest homilist. The Mass will be held at Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Ave., Buffalo, at 10:30 a.m.
Bishop McLaughlin arrangements announced, Cardinal Dolan to attend funeral
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 01:10 pm
Most Reverend Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Buffalo, died Monday evening, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home in Kenmore, one day before he would have celebrated the 46th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.
Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Buffalo, dies at 102
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 02:55 pm
Most Reverend Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Buffalo, died Monday evening, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home in Kenmore, one day before he would have celebrated the 46th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.
Bishop Malone to announce launch of Catholic Charities Appeal
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 12:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will announce the goal, theme and patron saint of the 91st annual appeal to support Catholic Charities' services provided throughout Western New York and the Bishop's Fund for the Faith on Wednesday, Jan. 7, The kick-off event will be held at 10:30 a.m., at Catholic Charities' A Gathering Place, a daily social program for adults 60 years of age and older, located at 128 Wilson St., Buffalo.
Kevin A. Keenan named to Public Policy Committee
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 03:35 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, 14th bishop of Buffalo, has named Kevin A. Keenan, former communications director for the Diocese of Buffalo, diocesan representative to the New York State Public Policy Committee.
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Fri, Dec 19th 2014 03:00 pm
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St. Joseph Cathedral's Christmas schedule
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 03:00 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, has scheduled a number of celebrations during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Annual collection benefits 35,000 sisters, brothers, priests in religious orders
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 03:00 pm
WASHINGTON—The 27th national collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be held in parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout the United States on the weekend of December 13 and 14. The annual, parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) and benefits more than 35,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests.
Diocese of Buffalo preparing Catholics Come Home initiative
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 02:00 pm
Television viewers across Western New York will begin to see "evangomercials TM" beginning in mid-December, offering inspiring stories of faith and hope, as the Diocese of Buffalo embarks on its latest New Evangelization initiative, inviting inactive Catholics and others home to Jesus and His Church.
Bishop Malone welcomes U.S. visit by Pope Francis
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone was present at the Vatican on Nov. 17, when Pope Francis announced he will attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next September. Bishop Malone is in Rome, participating in the International Colloquium: The Complementarity of Man and Woman, through Nov. 19.