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Church role in a free society
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 01:00 pm
If you follow my thoughts regularly, you will have noticed that I rarely mention the names of partisan political figures.
Msgr. Kevin T. O'Neill 1935-2020
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 11:00 am
Msgr. Kevin T. O'Neill, longtime pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in East Aurora, died Aug. 11, 2020.
Sister M. Angelica Bielski, CSSF 1935-2020
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 10:10 am
Sister Mary Angelica Bielski, a Felician Sister for 67 years, who served the diocese of Buffalo in many ministries, died in Blessed Mary Angela Convent Cheektowaga on Aug. 9, 2020.
Joan D. Thomas Appointed Interim Catholic School Superintendent
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo has appointed Joan D. Thomas as Interim School Superintendent, an education professional with nearly five decades of experience as an educator, principal and interim superintendent and superintendent for two school districts
Bishop Kmiec's legacy: 'Charity and Service'
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 03:00 pm
When Bishop Edward U. Kmiec was introduced as the 13th bishop of Buffalo in August 2004, he said he came to Buffalo "to serve God, this local Church and especially to serve all of you, in the very spirit of our Lord who said, 'I have come not to be served, but to serve. Do likewise.'"
Benedict XVI unwell since visit to Germany
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 10:55 am
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is sick with a bacterial infection and "very frail," according to a German newspaper report.
Msgr. Michael J. Yunk 1931-2020
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 02:00 pm
Msgr. Michael J. Yunk, a longtime Army chaplain, died July 30, 2020. He was 89 years old.
Day of Recollection of Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic
Thu, Jul 30th 2020 10:00 am
Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo hosted the Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic of the Providence of St. Joseph, located in the Buffalo Diocese, for a Day of Recollection on Saturday, July 25.
Diocese mourns Bishop Kmiec during special Mass
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:00 am
Bishop Edward U. Kmiec laid in state as friends and family members took part in a diocesan Mass on July 16 in memory of the 13th bishop of Buffalo, who passed away July 11, after a short illness.
Bishop Kmiec's friends gather for rite of reception
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 05:00 pm
Friends, family and faithful of the diocese met at St. Joseph Cathedral to pay respects for Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, a man known for his warmth, his smile and his leadership of the Diocese of Buffalo.
After 101 days hospitalized, COVID-19 patient returns home
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 01:00 pm
Russell "Rusty" Browning is finally going home after 101 days of hospitalization and quite the tour of Catholic Health's facilities.
Purse Project benefits Mother Teresa Home
Tue, Jul 7th 2020 09:00 am
Every woman needs a good purse.
St. Joe's hosts drive through graduation celebration
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 04:00 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute hosted a socially-distant graduation celebration for the 157 members of the Class of 2020 and their families.
Pro-life laws advance in Iowa, Mississippi, Tennessee
Thu, Jun 25th 2020 01:00 pm
Three state legislatures have passed new restrictions on abortion: a heartbeat-based abortion ban in Tennessee; a 24-hour waiting period on abortion in Iowa; and a ban on abortion due to race, sex or genetic anomaly of the unborn child in Mississippi.
Global pandemic and solidarity - an examen of conscience
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 01:25 pm
We have entered a period of response to the pandemic now when there is a great deal of discussion about which social policies are appropriate going forward.
'We believe in you' was theme at Mt. St. Mary Academy
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 11:00 am
Mount St. Mary Academy held a farewell driving tour through campus for the Class of 2020 on May 31.
Samuel Zalacca retires after 46-year career in education
Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 03:00 pm
The students at Christ the King School will miss their long time principal, Samuel Zalacca, when he retires in June.
Sister Loretta Young, SSJ 1931-2020
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 01:00 pm
Sister Loretta Young, a teacher and administrator at St. Mary's School for the Deaf and an adjunct professor at Canisius College, died June 8, 2020, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence in Clarence after a long illness. She was 89.
St. John's 200 Club 4 Life still continues to minister
Mon, Jun 15th 2020 02:00 pm
In 1993, I attended World Youth Day in Denver as the youth minister from St. John the Baptist, Alden, traveling with the Diocese of Buffalo.
Pre-K Graduation Reverse Parade Celebration!
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 03:00 pm
Pre-K graduation was celebrated in a leveling up event at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore.
Demand Justice
Tue, Jun 9th 2020 01:20 pm
The horrifying death of George Floyd exposes the sensitive state of racial relations and the volatility of our current climate for social unrest.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital celebrates discharge of COVID-19 champion
Mon, Jun 8th 2020 01:35 pm
Dr. Mark St. Marie, a longtime Mercy Hospital of South Buffalo gastroenterologist, proudly held up a sign reading "COVID-19 Champion" as staff Kenmore Mercy Hospital bid him an emotional farewell on June 5.
Diocese of Buffalo welcomes allowance for parish reopenings
Sat, Jun 6th 2020 03:00 pm
Diocese of Buffalo Welcomes Allowance for Parish Reopenings Parishes that are prepared to welcome up to 25 percent of capacity, following Diocesan established protocols may do so as soon as possible
Bishop Murry of Youngstown dies after stepping down due to leukemia
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 01:00 pm
Just days after submitting his resignation as bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, due to a recurrence of leukemia, Bishop George Murry, S.J., has died, the diocese announced Friday.
Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Minneapolis riots
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 11:00 am
When protests following the death of George Floyd turned violent Thursday night, a small Catholic parish in Minneapolis became a refuge for neighbors who didn't feel safe in their homes.
Amid social distancing, St. Mary's give graduates big send off
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 11:00 am
St. Mary's High School held its 2020 graduation in a big way. By big, we're talking 60-foot-wide movie screens.
St. Joseph University School musical premiere at the Transit Drive-in Theater
Fri, May 29th 2020 10:00 am
The name of this year's school musical, "Personal Best Equals Success." was created by St. Joseph University School music teacher Melody Calato.
Reverend Peter J. Karalus Restored to Active Ministry at Recommendation of Independent Review Board
Thu, May 28th 2020 09:00 am
Accepting the recommendation of the Independent Review Board and following a thorough review of all available documentation, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, Apostolic Administrator, has returned the Reverend Peter J. Karalus to active ministry effective immediately.
American priest heading for beatification died amid a global pandemic
Wed, May 27th 2020 09:35 am
Fr. Michael McGivney, an American priest soon to be beatified, died amid a 19th-century pandemic which may have been caused by a coronavirus.
Warsaw pastor fight distancing with digital connection
Tue, May 26th 2020 10:00 am
The coronavirus has created a new normal for people all over the globe. The term social distancing has entered our vocabulary as people everywhere are advised to stay six feet apart from each other. Even traffic signs are saying "Save a Life - Stay at Home."
Diocese of Buffalo Launches Initiative to Re-envision the Catholic Church of Western New York
Fri, May 22nd 2020 05:00 pm
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, has launched a broad-based initiative focused on re-envisioning the mission of the Catholic Church of Western New York and bringing about Diocesan-wide renewal.
Diocese of Buffalo Issues Guidance for Parishes in Prepartion for Limited Re-Opening of Churches
Thu, May 21st 2020 10:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo has issued guidance for parish pastors and administrators - "Forward in Faith" - detailing the preparations and precautions they must follow in preparing to resume liturgical services and the celebration of sacraments as the novel coronavirus threat continues.
Notre Dame Academy wins Communicator Award
Mon, May 18th 2020 09:00 am
Notre Dame Academy, a Catholic elementary school in Buffalo, received news that the video production club, Our Lady Media has won a Communicator Award.
Sister Mary Fidelma Kakol, CSSF, 1918-2020
Wed, May 13th 2020 11:00 am
Sister Mary Fidelma, CSSF, 101, a Felician Sister for 83 years, died in the Blessed Mary Angela Convent, Buffalo, on May 11, 2020