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Diocese welcomes dozen men ordained for diaconal and priestly ministry
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:00 am
In a grand ordination, the Diocese of Buffalo welcomed two new priests and 10 new deacons who promised to serve the people of the Catholic Church with humble charity
Tonawanda native changes dream for priesthood
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:00 pm
For Christopher Emminger, the road to priesthood wasn't as long and winding as it is for some people, but it did take him to new places. Before entering the seminary, the 31-year- old was content to stick around his Tonawanda home.
"Road to Renewal" Initiative Launched
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 11:00 pm
In what aims to be a broad-based initiative to redefine the relevance and impact of Catholic faith in Western New York, the Diocese of Buffalo has launched its "Road to Renewal" initiative to reinvigorate Catholic faith, more fully optimize parish and diocesan resources, and, importantly, increase the reach and impact of Catholic ministries.
Bishop Scharfenberger to ordain two to the priesthood and 10 to the diaconate.
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 04:05 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo, will be the setting for the ordination
After discovering Catholic faith, Deacon Achidi plans to serve it
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 12:00 pm
Deacon Denning Achidi has wanted to be a part of the long and rich history of the Catholic Church, ever since he realized the depth of the faith at age 12.
Catholic school reveal plan to reopen for Fall
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 03:00 pm
People have been wondering if "Back to School" in 2020 means going back or even going to school. Due to COVID-19 the state of public and private schools has been in question since last March when a pandemic forced students to stay home and learn via digital platforms such as Zoom and Google Classroom.
Pandemic hobby: Washington man designs Lego basilica replica
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 03:00 pm
For John Davisson, the past few months of the pandemic in Washington gave him more time to return to a hobby that began during his childhood: making Lego designs.
COVID can't stop confirmations
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 04:00 pm
Just like St. Therese of Lisieux, who defied her illness to practice her faith, the Diocese of Buffalo is finding a way to break free of COVID-19 restraints to carry out
Niagara University junior receives club management scholarship
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 09:00 am
Gabriella Ortiz, a junior hospitality and tourism/business finance major from Youngstown, N.Y., was one of only 10 students nationwide recognized for her commitment to the club management industry with the coveted Joe Perdue Scholarship.
Dominican Sisters relocate to Ohio
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 01:30 pm
Decades of quiet prayer in East Buffalo, out of public view, have come to an end with the decision by the Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary to relocate to Sts. Peter and Paul Retreat Center in Newark, Ohio, in the Diocese of Columbus.
Catholic Health and local physicians form company to jointly manage orthopedic services
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 10:00 am
Catholic Health has entered a new partnership with nearly twenty local orthopedic surgeons to establish the Catholic Health Orthopedic Management Company (CHOMC), a clinical management model designed to standardize best practices, processes and procedures across the healthcare system.
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.