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Statement Regarding Child Sexual Abuse from Bishop Richard J. Malone
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 07:00 pm
The subject of child sexual abuse is one that rightfully has been the focus of intense media attention in recent years. It is a problem that, unfortunately, extends far beyond the Diocese of Buffalo and far beyond the Church. Yet despite the intense media coverage, many of the important facts regarding the scourge of child sexual abuse and the response of the Church and our diocese are either unmentioned or misstated in the news. I write today to correct some of those errors.
Father Quinlivan uses Stations of the Cross to address suffering Church
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 11:00 am
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish put a modern spin on an old tradition.
Diocese announces new Executive Director of Financial Administration
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone is pleased to announce that the position of Executive Director of Financial Administration at the Diocese of Buffalo will be filled by Charles Mendolera
O'Hara goes across the Pacific to partner with Chinese school
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 10:00 am
Cardinal O'Hara High School will soon be saying, "Ni hao," to a lot more international students. The Tonawanda school has signed a deal with the Kent School of China that will bring up to 20 students a year from China to Western New York to learn in the Catholic tradition while preparing for college in America.
New Pastor to Head Our Lady of Victory
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:30 pm
Rev. Msgr. David LiPuma will be the new Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Basilica and President of Our Lady of Victory (OLV) Institutions beginning June 1, 2019.
Catholic Charities awarded funds for immigration program
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo was recently named a recipient of two grant awards totaling nearly $2.9 million, over five years, to support the services it provides through its Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program, especially addressing barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.
SBU's Franciscan Institute cancels conference on Franciscan reform and church abuse crisis
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 08:00 am
The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University has canceled an academic conference on Franciscan reform and the sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church.
Volunteerism speaks to heart of Catholic Charities mission
Fri, Apr 5th 2019 03:00 pm
As Catholic Charities prepares for another Appeal Week, in which the social service organization attempts to raise the bulk of its $11 million fundraising goal, their work throughout the Diocese of Buffalo would not be possible without another kind of donation: time.
Mass to be held for those touched by adoption
Fri, Apr 5th 2019 10:15 am
The diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities and Baker Victory Services are sponsoring a Mass for all those who have been touched by adoption -- birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, grandparents and other relatives.
Sister Elizabeth Kovacs, SSS 1929-2019
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 09:00 am
Sister Elizabeth Kovacs was born in a village of Western Hungary on Nov. 16, 1929. She was the second of three daughters of a Catholic family.
Area youth gather to 'Power Up' at annual convention
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 09:00 am
More than 600 high school students from all across the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo gathered for the 67th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention as they participated and got to "Power Up" their faith and relationship with God and others at the Buffalo Grand Hotel March 1-3.
St. Bonaventure's Franciscan Institute hosting conference on abuse crises in Catholic Church
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 04:00 pm
The Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University is hosting a conference on "Franciscan Reform and the Abuse Crises in the Catholic Church" on April 12-13 in the Robert R. Jones Trustees Room in Doyle Hall.
Pro-lifers should plan to see 'Unplanned'
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 04:10 pm
"Unplanned" is a movie you probably wouldn't find unless you knew what to look for, but it is a movie you will tell others about. The low-budget film from Pure Flix tells the true story of Abby Johnson a Planned Parenthood clinic manager who made a 180-degree turn to be a pro-life advocate.
Sister Ann Marie Striegl, GNSH, 1934-2019
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 01:00 pm
Sister Ann Marie Striegl, GNSH, who spent more than 40 years in the Diocese of Buffalo, died March 25, 2019, at the age of 84. She was formerly known as Sister John Bosco.
Nursing homes, shut-ins and the sick seek Communion
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:00 pm
Through life's journey, all people in time will reach the end of the road in one state or another. In many cultures the elders of the community are treasured, protected and well cared for by family, friends and colleagues.
Brother Xavier O'Neill, FMMA 1924-2019
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 02:00 pm
Brother Xavier O'Neill, who has spent 75 years living out the Brothers of Mercy mission of serving the sick and elderly, died March 18, 2019, at the Brother's Clarence residence. He was 94.
Bishop appoints new pastor for Cheektowaga parish
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:40 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone recently announced new pastors for several area parishes.
Western New York never lets down neighbors in need
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 11:00 am
We are honored and excited to serve as chairs for the 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities. We have been involved with Catholic Charities for years as parishioners at St. Mark Parish in Buffalo, and as donors and appeal volunteers. We have learned and experienced firsthand how the organization serves our neighbors in need.
Sister Anne Peter Motto 1931-2019
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 10:00 am
Sister Anne Peter Motto, a Franciscan Sisters of Allegany for over 60 years, died March 9, 2019, at the age of 87.
Msgr. Donald R. Wangler 1931-2019
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 12:00 pm
Msgr. Donald R. Wangler, who served the Diocese of Buffalo for over 60 years, died March 22, 2019, while at Father Baker Manor in Orchard Park. He was 87.
Swormville Catholic school excels in Future City comp
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 11:00 am
As area Catholic schools embrace STREAM education, it's helping to transform perceptions about private religious education. One example occurred in January, as St. Mary School of Swormville placed third overall in the annual Future City Competition held at Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore.
STREAM-ing at St. Mary's Elementary School in Lancaster
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 02:00 pm
STREAM integration at St. Mary's Elementary School is in its fourth year. "Through planning, organization, and professional development for our teachers, we now fully integrate STREAM in all classes every day," said Becky Hoag, coordinator for St. Mary's Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics program. In the classrooms, teachers engage students in project-based learning experiences which allow for cross-curricular integration of topics and themes to be learned.
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity names director of Mission advancement and director of Annual Giving
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 11:00 am
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity has promoted Eileen Hudson, CFRE, to director of Mission Advancement, and promoted Tom Lucia to Director of Annual Giving. Hudson will provide strategic direction for mission advancement activities across the footprint of OLV organizations including major, planned and corporate foundation fundraising programs that benefit the missions of the Homes of Charity, Baker Victory Services, and OLV National Shrine & Basilica and OLV Elementary. Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity (HOC) promotes Tom Lucia to Director of Annual Giving.
Catholic Center cafeteria trashes unearthly food boxes
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 12:00 pm
The Catholic Center is in the process of throwing out Styrofoam food containers for the last time. In an effort to be more ecologically friendly, the downtown office has decided to replace Styrofoam with compostable paper products in the cafeteria.
Young people are the 'Now of God,' says Pope Francis
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 07:00 am
World Youth Day 2019 opened Jan. 22 in Panama City, Panama. Over 150,000 registered for the event, which ran until Jan. 27. This year's event conflicted with the American school year. As a result, the Diocese of Buffalo did not plan a pilgrimage to the Central American city.
Father Edward R. Czarnecki 1940-2019
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 03:00 pm
Father Edward R. Czarnecki, who served several parishes across Erie County, died March 17, 2019. He was 78 years old.
Corpus Christi asks public to help them Save a Saint
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 12:00 pm
While rummaging through the basement of Corpus Christi Church, Father Michal Czyzewski, OSPPE, pastor, found a rolled up canvas under some trophies. Unrolling it, he discovered a painting of St. Joseph and a mystery from the past.
Christ the King to present a dinner lecture and retreat as part of its April programming
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 11:00 am
Christ the King Seminary will host a dinner lecture and a retreat this April on the seminary's East Aurora campus.
Hero to Jewish community passes away with peace
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 10:00 am
Some might call him a man of faith. The Jewish community calls him a hero. His family calls him papa. He will be remembered as a man who allowed God's light to shine through him.
'Justice is JUST US:' sister to reflect on today's racism and inequality
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 03:00 pm
A nationally-recognized advocate for racial justice, Sister Anita Price Baird, DHM, will share her insights with friends of the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence at the Center's 12th annual event on April 7. SS. Columba-Brigid Church, 75 Hickory St., Buffalo, will host the gathering at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
Bishop Malone Celebrates St. Patrick's Day Mass at Cathedral
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 08:00 am
On March 17, 2019, Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant, on the second Sunday of Lent, for the annual St. Patrick's Day Mass.
ChristLife program at SS. Peter & Paul Church in Hamburg
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 03:00 pm
Join SS. Peter & Paul Parish as they bring national brand "ChristLife" to Hamburg for a parish-wide Lenten opportunity to personally encounter Jesus in your life through ChristLife.
Women's Conference put Eucharist and Scripture into focus
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 09:50 am
With a Southern Hey y'all, author, speaker and podcast host Sonja Corbitt took to the stage to speak to other Catholic women about their role as a human monstrance. Corbitt, along with Father David Richards, served as special guests for the annual Catholic Women's Conference hosted by Catholic Women of Buffalo Inc.
Bishop Malone welcomes catechumens during Rite of Election
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 03:00 pm
A large congregation came to St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo on the first Sunday of Lent, March 10, as Bishop Richard J. Malone celebrated Mass for the Rite of Election for Catechumens and Call to Continuing Conversion of Candidates.
Immaculate Conception Parish presents Lent from three women's perspective
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 02:00 pm
You are invited to explore Lent with three dynamic ladies on three Wednesday nights at Immaculate Conception. Eileen Warner, Ann Marie Eckert and Kathleen Heffern will explore the topics of Almsgiving, Fasting and Prayer respectively.
Kanty's Kitchen cooks up annual Lenten pierogi
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 04:15 pm
Team Pierogi, a diversified group of committed pierogi artisans, that gather for fellowship, fun and pierogi.
Catholic Health sponsors free women's health fair
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 11:00 am
Catholic Health is sponsoring a free women's health fair on Wednesday, March 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. John Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. The event will include live presentations, health screenings, demonstrations and informational displays.
Weaving a story at St. Benedict School
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 01:00 pm
Students at St. Benedict School in Eggertsville celebrated Catholic Schools Week in late January in a unique way. Nancy Grant's religion classes created beautiful quilts, weaving a collaboration of art, religion and math. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders each incorporated a different theme for their creations.
What is Lent?
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 06:00 am
Next to Advent and Christmas, Lent is one of the most celebrated and revered seasons in the year of the Catholic Church. Almost everybody knows the basics about Lent: that it begins on Ash Wednesday, lasts several weeks in which people routinely "give up" something, and concludes on Easter Sunday with a celebration of the Risen Christ.