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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
Father Francis Schimscheier, OSF
Mon, May 11th 2020 10:15 am
Father Francis Schimscheiner, OSFS 1937 - 2020
Sister Mary Juanita Nowak 1942 - 2020
Thu, May 7th 2020 01:00 pm
Sister Mary Juanita Nowak, CSSF, 78, a Felician Sister for 60 years, died at Blessed Mary Angela Convent, Buffalo, NY, on May 6, 2020. The former Barbara Nowak was born on February 2, 1942 in Buffalo, and was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish. She entered the Buffalo Province of the Felician Sisters on June 28, 1959 and professed perpetual vows on August 5, 1967.
CTK goes 3D with new tech tool
Mon, May 4th 2020 01:00 pm
First, they took out the blackboards and put in whiteboards. Now simple drawings have been replaced by 3D printed objects that students can physically hold.
Chaplains find ways to bridge gap caused by quarantine
Mon, May 4th 2020 12:45 pm
At the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are the doctors and nurses, treating patients with their medical expertise. But there is another person on the front lines: the chaplain.
Notre Dame Academy creates card ministry for Mercy Hospital
Tue, Apr 21st 2020 09:55 am
"It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts."
A New Day in Education Dawns as Coronavirus Forces Schools to Close
Mon, Apr 20th 2020 11:20 am
With very little warning all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo were temporarily closed March 17 due to an outbreak of the coronavirus.
Russell J. Salvatore donates gift to the Brothers of Mercy
Fri, Apr 17th 2020 12:00 pm
Russell J. Salvatore makes a fourth major gift to the Brothers of Mercy, tipping the scales well over $700,000 in gifts to the organization.
New administrators and parochial vicars assigned
Wed, Apr 15th 2020 10:00 am
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has made the following appointments.
Baltimore's St. Mary's Seminary & University Selected for Priestly Formation Program by Diocese of Buffalo
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 11:00 am
Nation's oldest Catholic seminary will assume academic and spiritual formation of Buffalo seminarians in next academic year; fourth-year students to complete studies at Christ the King Seminary
Ken-Ton schools pitch in to help Kenmore Mercy Hospital with PPE donation
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 01:00 pm
As hospitals across Western New York brace for a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Ken-Ton school community is coming together to help ensure the safety of health care workers.
Catholic Charities announces $3.75 million raised to date for Appeal 2020
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 12:00 pm
Appeal Sunday, a decades-long Palm Sunday tradition, would have played out in parishes across the Diocese of Buffalo this weekend.
Teacher Spreads Kindness in Chalk on Kenmore Mercy's Sidewalks
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 03:00 pm
While the coronavirus pandemic is causing fear, it is also inspiring beautiful acts of kindness.
Bishop Scharfenberger Offers Encouragement and Guidance during Coronavirus Pandemic
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 12:00 pm
Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, encourages prayer and reflection at home and the utilization of life-streamed liturgies for all Catholic faithful deprived of the sacramental life of the Church in this Lenten Season due to restrictions required to prevent widespread contagion of the novel coronavirus.
Diocese of Buffalo accelerates Cost/Employment Alignment Plans in Wake of Coroavirus Pandemic
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 04:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo is accelerating plans to realign the operations carried out by Catholic Center departments given the anticipated financial impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic which has required social distancing and the temporary discontinuation of Masses and other liturgical celebrations.
Catholic Charities Responds to COVID-19, Offers Reminders
Tue, Mar 17th 2020 10:00 am
As Catholic Charities of Buffalo responds to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis by following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and local health officials, some program changes and closings are in place and other reminders are being shared
Bishop Scharfenberger announces Cessation of Public Masses during Coronovirus Threat
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 09:15 pm
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger announces that there will be no regularly scheduled public Masses in the Diocese of Buffalo until further notice due to an abundance of caution and growing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Bishop Scharfenberger dispenses Catholics from Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation due to Coronavirus threat
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 11:10 am
BISHOP SCHARFENBERGER DISPENSES CATHOLICS OF DIOCESE OF BUFFALO FROM SUNDAY AND HOLY DAY MASS OBLIGATION DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THREAT
St. Joseph University Parish offers human trafficking information session
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 10:00 am
It goes on under our noses, in the back rooms of Mexican restaurants, in the basements of tenements, in the farms of the Southern Tier.
Sister Rosina Amicon, OSF, 1930-2020
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 03:00 pm
Sister Rosina Amicon, who served as a teacher and home health care aide, died March 2, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. She was 90.
Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:00 am
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward M. Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, effective today.
Youth Convention kicks off with message of 'Christ is alive'
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 01:00 pm
With that the 68th annual diocesan Youth Convention kicked off, seeing hundreds of teenagers gather at the Buffalo Grand Hotel for a weekend of faith, fun and friendship.
Christ will be alive at annual youth convention
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:00 pm
Christ is alive, and the Diocese of Buffalo wants everyone to know it.
Sister Eileen Barrett, OSF
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 11:00 am
Sister Eileen Barrett, whose teaching career spanned nearly six decades, died Feb.15, 2020, at Sisters of St. Francis Amherst. She was 89.
Father Bill Quinlivan celebrates his brother priests on a new CD
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 12:00 pm
At a time when the priesthood and the Catholic Church is under fire for abuse, Father Bill Quinlivan recorded a CD honoring his fellow priests.
Father Dennis G. Riter
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 02:00 pm
Father Dennis G. Riter, who has ministered to the Hispanic community of the Buffalo Diocese since his ordination, died Feb. 8, 2020, at Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.