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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
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.