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Bishop Malone's statement on same-sex marriage ruling
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:05 am
I am bitterly disappointed that the majority of justices of the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to overturn the definition of marriage, which has remained unchanged for more than two millennia. Marriage is the lifelong exclusive union of one man and one woman, a font of unitive life and love as well as the foundation of a stable family and society.
Diocese announces new clergy assignments
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 02:15 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced new assignments for several clergy members including the newly ordained permanent deacons and priests.
Catholic and Episcopal bishops call for action on equality and economic justice
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and Bishop R. William Franklin of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York have issued a joint pastoral letter to both Dioceses, calling on all members of both churches to take specific action to address issues of equality and economic justice in the Western New York region.
Communication campaign helps spread news in diocese
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:00 am
Digital communications are everywhere from online newspapers and websites to social media. Today's consumers demand up-to-date news.
NYS bishops urge public to tell lawmakers: 'Don't come home without the Education Tax Credit'
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 08:00 am
In the final days of this legislative session in Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo and key legislators are leading the fight to enact the Education Tax Credit. The governor's plan, called the Parental Choice in Education Act, will help keep Catholic schools affordable.
Parishes to take up collections in support of Nepal earthquake victims
Wed, May 6th 2015 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has asked pastors in parishes throughout the Diocese of Buffalo to conduct special collections at Masses the weekend of May 9-10, with all proceeds going to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), which has mobilized immediate response teams in support of earthquake relief in Nepal.
Robert Bennett appointed to Catholic School Advisory Council
Tue, May 5th 2015 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has named former New York State Regent Chancellor Robert M. Bennett to the Diocese of Buffalo's Catholic School Advisory Council, the panel which advises the bishop on matters related to Catholic education.
Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb set for Mother's Day
Tue, May 5th 2015 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will celebrate a special Mothers' Day Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 10, at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo. The Mass will include the Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb.
Bishop Richard J. Malone celebrates special Mass on Saturday
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 09:00 am
Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone and the Office of Pro-Life Activities invite all to participate in prayer for a culture of life at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Rosary Novena for Life Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 500 Parker Ave., Buffalo. All priests and deacons are invited to concelebrate and vest for Mass.
Holocaust survivor speaks to Mount St. Mary Academy students
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 08:00 am
Renee Resler Joffe, a volunteer for the Holocaust Resource Center's Speakers Bureau, spoke to Mount St. Mary Academy students on March 30, detailing her experiences in Occupied France. Joffe lived with her mother, father and younger sister in Paris during the outbreak of the war and first years of occupation, before escaping to Southern France.
Bishop Malone to be keynote speaker at National Catholic Prayer breakfast
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will talk about family life and marriage as one of two keynote speakers at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB), Thursday, May 7, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is also scheduled to speak.
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.