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A new era begins for the Catholic Directory
Tue, Feb 18th 2014 04:00 pm
Entering the digital realm for the first time, the Catholic Directory for the Diocese of Buffalo is now available entirely online as a free PDF document at http://www.buffalodiocese.org/directory and via the menu sidebar or Parishes tab on the Diocesan website. Anyone connected to the Internet now has access at no cost to the valuable contact and statistical information contained in the Diocesan Directory.
Bishop Malone delivers invocation at New York State Senate session
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone delivered the Invocation at the opening of the 2014 Legislative session for the New York State Senate on Jan. 8, 2014. Bishop Malone was invited to Albany to by Senator Mark Grisanti of Buffalo.
Pope Francis appoints Bishop Robert Deeley 12th bishop of Portland
Wed, Dec 18th 2013 04:00 pm
PORTLAND---Pope Francis has appointed the Most Rev. Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D., Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston, as the 12th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.
Statement regarding Father Michael Kolodziej, OFM Conv.
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 04:00 pm
The following statement was posted on the news page of the Archdiocese of Baltimore website on Nov. 7, 2013. The priest who is the subject of the statement, Father Michael Kolodziej, OFM Conv., was a priest of the Diocese of Buffalo from his ordination in 1970 until 1974, and was stationed here by the Franciscan Order from 1979 until 1988.
Pope Francis
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, released the following statement on the election of Pope Francis:
South Buffalo Catholic School to merge campuses
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 03:40 pm
South Buffalo Catholic School (SBCS) will continue its focus on a strong Catholic identity, catechesis and evangelization as three campuses become one next fall when SBCS transitions to a single campus. The South Buffalo Catholic School board recommended that Notre Academy on Abbott Road be the sole campus for students in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Bishop Richard J. Malone approved the recommendation, which takes effect Sept. 1, 2013.
Statement from Bishop Malone regarding the flu
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 03:00 pm
At Mass, Bishop Richard J. Malone is asking people to use common sense if they have a cold and/or flu symptoms, or are concerned about catching the flu, to please refrain from the option of drinking from the chalice and/or shaking hands at the sign of peace.
"Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord"
Tue, Dec 25th 2012 03:35 pm
Bishop Malone's Christmas message:
Bishop Malone's statement on Newtown shootings
Sun, Dec 16th 2012 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, issued the following statement in response to the school shootings in Newtown, Conn
Bishop Malone elected to USCCB committee, re-elected to Catholic Relief board
Wed, Nov 14th 2012 03:00 pm
BALTIMORE - Bishop Richard J. Malone was elected chairman-elect of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth at the Fall General Assembly on Nov. 12. He was also re-elected to the board of Catholic Relief Services.
Special Mass to honor Bishop McLaughlin on 100th birthday
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:00 pm
Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Buffalo, will celebrate his 100th birthday at Noon on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, with a special Mass that will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church in Kenmore, where he served as pastor in the 1970s and is now pastor emeritus.
Jamestown, LeRoy schools to close
Tue, Jun 5th 2012 02:00 pm
Declining enrollment and significant financial challenges have resulted in decisions to close Holy Family School in LeRoy and Catholic Academy of the Holy Family in Jamestown.
Cardinal Dolan applauds 12 court challenges of HHS mandate
Mon, May 21st 2012 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in a May 21 statement, applauded 43 dioceses, hospitals, schools and church agencies for filing 12 lawsuits around the nation saying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate violates religious freedom.
Bishop Kmiec announces ordinations to priesthood, permanent diaconate
Mon, May 14th 2012 01:00 pm
On consecutive weekends in June, Bishop Edward U. Kmiec will president over ordinations at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.
Bishop Kmiec finds president's same-sex marriage stance "disconcerting"
Thu, May 10th 2012 01:00 pm
President Barack Obama's announcement that he is now in favor of same-sex marraige has drawn crticial reaction from Catholic Church leaders in the United States. During a May 9, ABC-TV News interview, the president said, ""At a certain point, I've just concluded that, for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."
New York bishops call for minimum wage increase
Thu, May 3rd 2012 01:10 pm
In our recent visit to the state Capitol in Albany, we had the opportunity to meet personally with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver, and numerous legislators. While we came prepared to speak on various concerns that we brought to their attention, our first words in every meeting after the initial greetings were "Thank you."
United We Rise: Peaceprints Prison Ministries
Tue, May 1st 2012 01:05 pm
Peaceprints™ program graduates, Juan, Dave, and Dan, tell their stories on recovery and redemption after their time in prison. Produced by Daybreak TV Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo.
All activities suspended at St. Ann Church - serious structural damage poses safety threat
Sun, Apr 29th 2012 11:00 am
Pointing to severe deterioration to the exterior of St. Ann Church in Buffalo, Bishop Edward U. Kmiec has ordered the suspension of all activities at the Broadway church.
Bishops promote political responsibility with online resources
Wed, Apr 25th 2012 11:25 am
WASHINGTON—Blog posts, YouTube videos, an online quiz and resources on Facebook are among the ways U.S. Catholics can learn about the Church's teaching on issues and involvement in the political process, as part of an initiative of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). These resources promote the document, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the call to political responsibility issued by the U.S. bishops in 2007 and reissued last fall.
Disciples called to witness: the New Evangelization
Mon, Apr 16th 2012 11:00 am
WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops want to provide an opportunity for all Catholics to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, according to a new document from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization focuses on reaching out to Catholics, practicing or not, who have lost a sense of the faith in an effort to re-energize them.
Bishops vow continued vigorous efforts against HHS mandate
Wed, Mar 14th 2012 11:00 am
WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops are strongly united in their ongoing and determined efforts to protect religious freedom, the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said in a March 14 statement.
Cardinal Dolan voices dismay as religious freedom talks stall
Sat, Mar 3rd 2012 11:00 am
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York voiced dismay in the Administration's handling of the church as the White House and the church seek to work out religious freedom problems found in a mandate in the new health care reform bill.
"40 days to reflect on our lives"
Wed, Feb 22nd 2012 11:00 am
Using the analogy of building a house, Bishop Edward U. Kmiec posed a series of questions to a filled St. Joseph Cathedral on Ash Wednesday, as the church goers prepared to embark on their Lenten journey.
Journey to the foot of the Cross
Tue, Feb 21st 2012 10:00 am
Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers "10 Things to Remember for Lent" as the Church prepares to begin the season with Ash Wednesday on February 22:
Catholics urged to oppose HHS mandate
Thu, Feb 16th 2012 10:00 am
For many years, the U.S. bishops have supported access to life-affirming health care for all. During the health care reform debate in Congress you received a number of urgent USCCB memorandum calling for health care legislation that would advance the goal of truly universal, life-affirming health care: upholding longstanding federal policies against abortion funding , protecting rights of conscience, and not leaving immigrants worse off.
Bishops renew call to legislative action on religious liberty
Sat, Feb 11th 2012 03:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued the following statement:
Bishops studying initial White House movement on religious liberty
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 03:30 pm
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following statement, responding to President Obama's announcement about religious freedom that was made at the White House on Feb. 10, 2012.
Bishops vow to voice government edict forcing contraceptive converage
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 03:00 pm
The Catholic bishops of the United States called "literally unconscionable" a decision by the Obama Administration to continue to demand that sterilization, abortifacients and contraception be included in virtually all health plans. The Jan. 20 announcement means that this mandate and its very narrow exemption will not change at all; instead there will only be a delay in enforcement against some employers.
Bishop Kmiec celebrates 50 years of priesthood
Tue, Dec 20th 2011 02:00 pm
In December of 1961, Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" was number one on the album charts, President John F. Kennedy approved of the deployment of U.S. military crews and helicopters to Vietnam and young Edward U. Kmiec of Trenton, N.J. was preparing for his ordination to the priesthood.
Midnight Mass produced by Daybreak TV to air nationwide
Thu, Dec 15th 2011 02:55 pm
Daybreak TV Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo was honored to produce the Christmas Midnight Mass that will air on ABC television stations nationwide on December 24 and 25.
Now is time to prepare for Roman Missal, Third Edition
Tue, Jun 21st 2011 02:00 pm
The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, is now being prepared for publication. In the United States, seven publishers (Catholic Book Publishing Corp., Liturgical Press, Liturgy Training Publications, Magnificat, Midwest Theological Forum, USCCB Communications, and World Library Publications) will publish ritual editions and are now advertising their plans and will soon accept pre-orders. The Roman Missal will be implemented in the United States of America on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011. The ritual editions should start arriving in parishes around October 1.
New vision unveiled for Catholic elementary schools
Wed, Jun 1st 2011 01:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo has unveiled its new vision for Catholic elementary schools. Titled "Faith in Tomorrow," the strategic plan provides a detailed course of action to strengthen Catholic education and help secure the future success and viability of elementary schools located throughout the eight counties of Western New York.
Cheektowaga pastor placed on administrative leave
Thu, Mar 3rd 2011 01:00 pm
Father David Bialkowski, former pastor of St. John Gualbert Parish in Cheektowaga, has been placed on administrative leave by Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, following an allegation of inappropriate conduct.
Archbishop Dolan says it's time New York supported Catholic, independent schools
Wed, Feb 16th 2011 01:00 pm
Appearing before a Joint Legislative Budget hearing in Albany on Feb. 15, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of New York, urged members of the state Senate and Assembly to give parents of Catholic and independent school students some tax relief.
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week
Wed, Feb 2nd 2011 01:00 pm
The music of the St. Vincent School (Elma) Bell Choir and four flautists from St. Christopher School (Tonawanda) filled the Catholic Center cafeteria on Jan. 31, marking the start of the weeklong Catholic Schools Week celebration.
St. Barbara Church to be razed
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 01:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo has announced that St. Barbara Church, 551 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, will be demolished.
Vatican upholds decision to merge St. Adalbert, St. John Kanty parishes
Sun, Jan 30th 2011 01:00 pm
The Vatican Congregation for the Clergy has upheld the decision to merge St. Adalbert Parish into St. John Kanty Parish. Both parishes are in Buffalo.
Father Baker a step closer to sainthood
Tue, Jan 11th 2011 01:00 pm
At the Vatican today (Jan. 11, 2014), Pope Benedict XVI declared the heroic virtues of Father Nelson Baker, the diocesan priest who built Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica in Lackawanna and Our Lady of Victory Institutions, which continue Father Baker's compassionate legacy of caring begun more than a century ago. The declaration by the Holy Father is the next step on Father Baker's path to sainthood.
Bishop McLaughlin celebrates 75 years as a priest
Tue, Dec 21st 2010 12:00 pm
On the date of his ordination to the priesthood, Dec. 21, 1935, Bernard J. McLaughlin was about to embark on a journey of faithful service that has continued for more than three quarters of a century. From student in Rome to his ordination in the Eternal City, from assistant pastor at St. Joseph New Cathedral to the founding pastor of Coronation Parish, from his appointment as auxiliary bishop of Buffalo to his episcopal ordination at the hands of Pope Paul VI, Bishop McLaughlin's service to the Church has been hallmarked by grace and a special devotion to our Blessed Mother.
Bishop Kmiec issues statement on health care reform
Fri, Mar 19th 2010 03:30 pm
As members of Congress prepare to take a final vote on health care reform legislation, it is important to reiterate my position, and that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.