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Niagara County couple shares experience of meeting Pope Francis
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 12:00 pm
A couple living on the Tuscarora Reservation in Niagara County had the experience of meeting Pope Francis at the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia last September.
Cultural Diversity: Visit of Pope Francis
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:00 am
The pilgrimage to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families and Washington, D.C., to see Pope Francis took plenty of sacrifices. We traveled by bus, train and foot, walking sometimes miles to see him.
Grand Island family meets Pope Francis
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 01:00 pm
A family from St. Stephen Parish on Grand Island got to meet Pope Francis in Philadelphia for the pope's first-ever visit to the United States in September. Mary and Marty Bobak meet Pope Francis and watched as he gave a blessing and kiss on the forehead to their youngest daughter.
Justice Perspective: Pope Francis' challenge to American Catholics
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 09:00 am
In the six days that Pope Francis visited the United States, he was able to command the attention of virtually everyone in the country. By spending time in the nation's Capital, the home of the United Nations and Wall Street, and the birthplace of American freedom, he was able to speak to and reflect on the great icons of what it means to be American.
Representatives from seminary share memories of seeing pope
Thu, Nov 5th 2015 10:00 am
A group of 38 priests, deacons and seminarians from Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora were among the congregation when Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Washington, D.C.
Pope's US visit generates goodwill, especially among liberals
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 12:00 pm
After Pope Francis' visit to the United States, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that the pope has generated goodwill toward the Roman Catholic Church among many people across the political spectrum. Ideological liberals and moderates, along with Democrats, are especially likely to say Francis has given them a more positive view of the church.
Here's what it was like when Pope Francis visited the homeless in DC
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 04:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis' visit to homeless men and women in Washington, D.C., was "life-changing," said the head of Catholic Charities in the nation's capital.
Vatican clarifies background on pope's meeting with Kim Davis
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 11:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - After meeting with Pope Francis earlier this morning Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Pope met with Kim Davis and her husband as part of a large group invited by the nunciature.
Pope arrives in Philly in our day four gallery
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 04:00 pm
Pope Francis arrived in Philadelphia Saturday for the World Meeting of Families. We decided to catch up with several of our diocesan friends in Philly as we present our day four photo gallery.
Local Catholics join together to watch papal Mass
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 03:00 pm
About 100 people skipped Sunday's Buffalo Bills victory over the Miami Dolphins for another kind of community activity: a special telecast of Pope Francis' closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia screened at St. Leo the Great Church in Amherst.
Western New Yorkers share memories of pope at MSG
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 02:00 pm
On Sept. 25, Pope Francis gave his first ever Mass in the Big Apple before an audience of 20,000 people in Madison Square Garden. Immediately following the much-anticipated event, three Western New Yorkers who traveled to New York City for the Mass gave their thoughts on the experience, as well as what it meant to them to be able to hear and see the pope during his inaugural trip to the United States.
Full transcript of Holy Father's interview with media
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 01:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and women's ordination.
Bishop Malone: 'Simon ... You must strengthen your brothers'
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 10:00 am
Amtrak train #184 is my mobile office as I write this column en route from Washington, D.C., to New York City. I have just left a U.S. Capital totally energized by the presence of Pope Francis.
God's love is for everyone - and it's dangerous to think otherwise, pope says
Sun, Sep 27th 2015 07:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA, PA. (CNA/EWTN News) - At the final Mass closing out the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Pope Francis warned against narrowing God's love and works to only a certain group of people.
'God cries' for victims of abuse, pope says after meeting survivors
Sun, Sep 27th 2015 11:00 am
PHILADELPHIA, PA. (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis this morning met with 5 survivors of sexual abuse during his visit to Philadelphia, telling bishops afterward that the evil acts can no longer remain in silence, and promised his personal vigilance in protecting minors.
Confinement is not exclusion! Pope Francis visits with Philly inmates
Sun, Sep 27th 2015 11:00 am
PHILADELPHIA, PA. (CNA/EWTN News) - During his visit to a Philadelphia correctional facility this morning, Pope Francis said every person is marked and bruised by life, but Jesus washes away our sins and invites us to live a full life.
Pope to priests, religious: It's your job to inspire vocations
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 12:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA, PA. (CNA/EWTN News) - The Church today is called to foster among young people a sense of responsibility and enthusiasm for the Gospel mission, Pope Francis said on Saturday to group of priests and religious gathered in Philadelphia's cathedral.
Holy Father Takes Manhattan - Day Three Gallery
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 12:00 pm
Pope Francis took the Big Apple by storm Friday with appearances at the United Nations, 9/11 Memorial and Madison Square Garden. Relive the day in our new photo gallery.
Pope to NYC: Jesus still walks our streets. Tell everyone!
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 06:00 am
NEW YORK CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis on Friday had a brief, but urgent, reminder for the Catholics of New York City. They must proclaim the joy of God and remember to care for all those who go unnoticed in their metropolis, because they have seen the "great light" of Jesus Christ.
Full text of the Holy Father's homily in MSG
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 06:00 am
NEW YORK CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis said Mass at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday, Sept. 25. Please find below the full text of the Holy Father's homily:
Watch this little girl defy security to meet the pope
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Sophie Cruz travelled from Los Angeles, across the United States, with her father and two uncles to try to hand a letter Pope Francis this week. Her dream came true on Wednesday when the popemobile stopped for the child, and she was given the most tender embrace of the day.
Three Buffalo bishops attend papal service in day two gallery
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 03:00 pm
"Three Buffalo bishops walk into a cathedral" isn't the beginning of a joke, but it's what happened Thursday night when Pope Francis arrived in New York City. See how the Big Apple is reacting to the Holy Father in our new photo gallery.
Full speech of the Holy Father's address to UN
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 11:50 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Read the full text of Pope Francis' address to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2015, here:
Leave ideology behind and care for the human person, pope tells UN
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 11:40 am
NEW YORK CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - On Friday Pope Francis told members of the United Nations that there is no room for "ideological colonization" in their agenda, and stressed the need to go beyond policies to concrete solutions in caring for the poor and vulnerable, as well as the environment.
Full speech of the Holy Father's address to Congress
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 09:10 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Please find below the full text of Pope Francis' Sept. 24 address to members of the United States Congress:
Sister Johnice witnesses pope's address to Congress
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 08:40 am
On Sept. 24, when Pope Francis delivered his address to a joint session of Congress during his trip to the United States, two representatives of the Diocese of Buffalo were in the room. Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz, CSSF, director of the Response to Love Center in Buffalo, and Father James J. Maher, CM, president of Niagara University, were the invited guests of Congressman Brian Higgins. After the address, Sister Johnice provided some of her thoughts on the experience of hearing Pope Francis speak.
Midway through, Bishop Malone talks the papal visit
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone, who attended a midday prayer service at St. Matthew's Cathedral and the canonization Mass of St. Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Wednesday, talked to the media Thursday afternoon about the pope's trip so far. Bishop Malone will also participate in papal events in New York City and Philadelphia in the coming days. Here are some highlights from the bishop's media conference:
Father Maher goes to Washington (to see the pope)
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 08:00 am
Father James Maher said seeing Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., in September is something he will remember for the rest of his life.
Papal Joy - Images from the pope's first day in U.S.
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 01:00 pm
Pope Francis arrived in the United States on Tuesday afternoon, and judging by the reaction of people throughout the country, everybody's excited. See images from the first 24 hours of the pope's United States journey and how local Catholics are reacting to his visit.
Marriage and family are being threatened, Pope tells U.S. Congress
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - In his lengthy speech to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, Pope Francis said the family is being threatened today like never before, and praised American figures, including Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., for their tireless efforts to defend freedom and values.
Pope Francis: Imitate St. Junipero Serra, be trailblazers for Christ
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 06:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis made history Wednesday by performing the first-ever canonization on U.S. soil, of St. Junipero Serra.
Immigrants enrich America and the Church, pope affirms
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 03:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - In the longest speech of his trip so far, Pope Francis on Wednesday praised U.S. bishops for their commitment to defending life, their handling of the clerical abuse crisis, and their welcome of immigrants, while urging them not to be afraid to do more.
Bonaventure alumna to serve as gift bearer at papal Mass
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
ST. BONAVENTURE - As the chair of 270Catholic, a prominent organization for young Catholics just outside the D.C. Beltway, Jasmine Jaysingh was thrilled just to be asked to be among the throng to greet Pope Francis at Andrews Air Force Base when he arrived in the United States yesterday.
WLOF offers coverage of papal visit
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:00 am
BUFFALO - 101.7 FM WLOF Catholic Radio will provide listeners with exclusive live radio coverage of Pope Francis' historic visit to Cuba (Sept. 20-22) and the United States (Sept. 23-27), in conjunction with the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) Radio.
Full transcript of pope's in-flight interview from Cuba to US
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:00 am
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (CNA/EWTN News) - Speaking to journalists aboard Tuesday's flight from Cuba to Joint Base Andrews, outside Washington, D.C., Pope Francis discussed his time in Cuba; the Church's social teaching, and personal freedoms in Cuba, as well as Cuba-United States relations.
Pope Francis to Obama: Religious freedom is beyond price
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 10:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis Wednesday reminded U.S. president Barack Obama that religious freedom is one of America's most "precious possessions," while lauding the nation's Catholics their work toward a society marked by tolerance and inclusivity.
Pope Francis arrives in U.S., defends social teaching record
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 05:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - On the papal flight from Cuba to Washington, D.C., where Pope Francis held the customary press conference with journalists on board, an Italian reporter posed a particularly tough question.
St. Bonaventure students headed to D.C. for Pope Francis visit
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 12:00 pm
ST. BONAVENTURE - Nine St. Bonaventure University students, in association with Franciscan Action Network, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to watch Pope Francis' address to Congress on a big screen at the National Mall.
Bishop Malone: Welcome Pope Francis!
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 08:00 am
Pope Francis arrives today for his first visit to the United States. He will do many significant things in his six days with us. He will visit the White House, address Congress and the United Nations, and participate in a multi-religious service at New York's 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center site.
Live papal Mass at St. Leo the Great Church
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:00 pm
Msgr. Robert E. Zapfel, pastor of St. Leo the Great Church in Amherst, is especially eager for the pope's visit. The parish will debut its new technology on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m., featuring Pope Francis celebrating Mass live from Philadelphia for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families.