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Bishop Malone makes determinations on three priests following Independent Review Board recommendations
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 02:55 pm
On July 24, 2019, the Independent Review Board met and carefully considered the reports of investigator Scott F. Riordan who was asked to investigate allegations of abuse against three priests of the Diocese of Buffalo.
President of Trocaire College, Bassam Deeb, receives CUPA-HR's Chief Executive HR Champion Award
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 10:00 am
Bassam M. Deeb, Ph.D., president of Trocaire College in Buffalo, has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2019 Chief Executive HR Champion Award. Recognizing that what makes an institution great are its people, this national award honors a president or chancellor of a higher education institution or system who has demonstrated significant support for the institution's human resources function. Thanks to the generous support of Sibson Consulting, CUPA-HR is pleased to offer an $8,000 contribution to Trocaire College's endowment or scholarship fund. Since his appointment as president of Trocaire College in 2012, Deeb has provided forward-thinking vision and support to the college's HR organization. The creation and support of a chief HR officer position that serves on the president's council and reports to the president and the board of trustees highlights his understanding of the importance of human resource leadership in sustaining a competitive organization. Deeb also created a new Compensation Committee of the board of trustees, which aims to ensure compensation practices and philosophy are in alignment with the institution's strategic plan. Early in his tenure, Deeb directed a review and revision of the evaluation processes for all employees, creating alignment between evaluation and goal setting, strategic objectives, budgeting and professional development. This effort led to the creation of the Mary Clare Development Center for faculty development and the strengthening of the Staff Advisory Committee to drive the staff's development needs. Deeb allocates 10 percent of the total rewards budget toward professional development for members of faculty, staff and administration, and he supports the concept of an "organization of continuous learning." Under Deeb's leadership, Trocaire College was awarded the "Great Colleges to Work For" designation in 2018 by the Chronicle of Higher Education, specifically recognizing the professional and career development programs, supervisor/department chair relationships, and work-life balance. "Dr. Deeb is always willing to try new approaches, take risks, employ nontraditional solutions, and urge unrestraint in the face of the status quo," says Jan Peters, chief HR officer at Trocaire College. "He has brought in executives from industries outside of higher education, inspired leadership to engage candidly in healthy conflict, set up systems for teams to chase innovation, and embedded diversity and inclusion into our philosophies and operations."
Pope Francis: Whatever happens, 'hope does not disappoint!'
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 10:00 am
Hope, which is more than mere optimism, gives one a deep-rooted confidence in the love and care of God, no matter what has happened, Pope Francis said June 16.
Keys to Resiliency. (Part 1)
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 10:00 am
Keeping an optimistic and positive attitude is a huge challenge during these days when society is increasingly polarized and when so much adversity and suffering streams through our devices and is broadcast through news outlets
Christ the King School receives Middle States Accreditation
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 01:00 pm
With the sounds of noise makers and applause Principal Samuel Zalacca announced that Christ the King School has received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Sister Margaret Mary Hughes, RSM, 1927-2019
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 02:00 pm
Sister Margaret Mary Hughes, teacher, hospital administrator and archivist for the Religious Sisters of Mercy, died July 13, 2019, at the age of 91. She was formerly known as Sister Mary Gerard.
Kenmore Mercy ICU nationally recognized for patient outcomes
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 11:40 am
The Intensive Care Unit at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has earned the 2019 Silver Beacon Award for Excellence.
A Choice: 'Dishing the Dirt' or 'Biting Your Tongue'
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 11:00 am
It seems that relating negative information about another is an age-old experience.
Bishop Richard J. Malone announced new assignments for several local clergy including the eight newly-ordained priests
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 10:00 am
Father Thomas M. Mahoney, who had been serving as parochial vicar at St. Gregory the Great Parish, Williamsville, since his 2015 ordination, was named administrator of St. Peter Parish in Niagara County.
South Buffalo's hidden Celtic treasure at Holy Family
Mon, Jul 15th 2019 01:00 pm
Believe it or not, Our Lady of Charity Parish's Holy Family worship site has a Celtic art treasure hidden beneath four coats of paint.
Catholic Charities WIC Program hosts five Healthy Baby Festivals
Mon, Jul 15th 2019 11:55 am
Expectant and young families are invited to five Healthy Baby Festivals planned for three counties during July and August by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program.
Father Alejandro Roque, OMI
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 02:00 pm
Father Alejandro Roque, OMI, 66, died on July 10, 2019, at the Tufts Medical Center, Boston. He was a son of the late Carlos and Rosa (Gonzalez) Roque. He was predeceased by his brother, Rogelio Carlos Roque Sr.
Safe Environment: Protecting God's Children
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 10:00 am
In the Diocese of Buffalo, all adults who work with youth or vulnerable persons are required to attend a Protecting God's Children® Workshop.
St. Greg's unveils major renovations to church interior
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 10:00 am
St. Gregory the Great Parish experienced a bit of an Easter miracle with a major renovation project being completed four days early, just in time for Palm Sunday Mass.
Dr. Ryan Hartnett named vice president for Academic Affairs at Villa
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 09:00 am
At the end of March, Dr. Ryan Hartnett was appointed Villa Maria College's vice president for academic affairs. He has served as VPAA in an interim capacity since July 2018.
Missionary mandate rooted in baptism, Pope Francis says
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 10:00 am
Pope Francis, in his message for World Mission Day, asked the Church to remember her "missionary awareness and commitment," rooted in the grace of baptism.
The consequences of our 'morally inclement climate'
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 11:00 am
On May 31 of this year, an apparently disgruntled employee entered a municipal building in Virginia Beach where he worked and began shooting with the two silencer-equipped handguns he had brought in.
Mercy Hospital opens $5.1 million MRI Suite
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 11:40 am
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, a Catholic Health facility, held a blessing and dedication ceremony for its new MRI Suite housed inside a newly-constructed 8,100-square-foot addition to the hospital.
Diocese statement regarding David Calaiacovo
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 04:50 pm
Immediately after the arrest of David Calaiacovo was announced, representatives of the Diocese of Buffalo began a review of Catholic schools within the West Seneca District. It
New Youth Board told to live the Gospel message
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 01:00 pm
Pope Francis recently wrote that young people are called to be witnesses of the Gospel, wherever they find themselves, by the way they live.
Sister Mary Helen Royack, FSSJ
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 11:00 am
Sister Mary Helen Royack, a longtime educator, died on June 28, 2019, in the Colette Hilbert Care Community in the 87 year of life and the 66th year of religious life.
Brothers of Mercy embark on visionary campus expansion
Thu, Jul 4th 2019 07:00 am
When the Brothers of Mercy was founded over 160 years ago, their mission was simple, yet profound: provide comfort and care for those most in need.
Sister Mary Norbert Stang, OSF, 1925-2019
Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 02:45 pm
Educator and pastoral minister Sister Mary Norbert Stang died on June 25, 2019, in the Health Care Center at Fredonia Place of Williamsville.
Sensory room at St. Bernadette allows children with autism to be more comfortable during Mass
Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 12:00 pm
Going to church may be difficult for persons with autism and their families. The sounds, lighting, crowds and expectations socially are overwhelming without support.
Iron seminarian competing in triathlon for pro-life cause
Tue, Jul 2nd 2019 10:25 am
Michael Cygan is running for life. Not his own, but for the lives of the unborn children and their mothers facing difficult pregnancies.
Father Paul J. Dugan, SJ
Tue, Jul 2nd 2019 09:00 am
Father Paul J. Dugan, longtime moderator of athletics at Canisius College, died May 11, 2019, in Murray-Weigel Hall on the campus of Fordham University in the Bronx. He was 95.
Sisters Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital stronger, unified
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 11:00 am
This year is the 10th anniversary that St. Joseph Hospital officially became part of the Sisters Hospital Family.
Persecution of Christians worse now than ever
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 12:00 pm
"The persecution of Christians is today worse than at any time in history," says papal charity Aid to the Church in Need in its report on oppressed Christians titled "Persecuted and Forgotten?"
Pope Francis: Wasting food shows a lack of concern
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 09:00 am
In a meeting with members of the Federation of European Food Banks Saturday, Pope Francis warned against food waste, which he said shows a lack of concern for others.
Get behind me Satan! Why Satan?
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 02:00 pm
The gospels record that just after his baptism by John, Jesus is tested in the desert. In Matthew's gospel, the tester is referred to as "the devil" in the first two tests but Matthew ends the third test with Jesus naming the tester as "Satan."
Sister Mary Patricia Tomasik, CSSF, 1938-2019
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 10:00 am
Sister Mary Patricia Tomasik, 81, a Felician Sister for 63 years, died in Blessed Mary Angela Care Center, Buffalo, June 11, 2019.
Diocese announces new Director of Human Resources
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 03:05 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone is pleased to announce that the position of Director of Human Resources at the Diocese of Buffalo will be filled by Janet Ganje, effective immediately.
St. Gerard's legacy of faith lives on at Mary Our Queen Church
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 11:00 am
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. — In 2008, Father Francis "Butch" Mazur closed and locked the doors of St. Gerard Church in Buffalo, where he served as pastor.
God Bless all the Fathers
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:00 pm
June brings us the month in which we honor our fathers here on earth and those who have gone before us. Some of our parishes will honor fathers by saying a special blessing for them, preparing breakfast after Mass, or by giving them a carnation.
St. Joe's athletes sign college commitments
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 11:00 am
St. Joseph Collegiate Institute celebrated the success of its student athletes when 18 seniors caught the eye of college recruiters, and signed commitment letters to play for them.
Catholic Charities receives largest single donation in its history
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 02:00 pm
On June 13, Catholic Charities of Buffalo accepted the largest donation ever in its 95-year history.
St. Philip relic venerated in Cheektowaga parish
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 11:00 am
On May 3, St. Philip the Apostle Church was able to celebrate the feast day of its patron with the saint himself. The Cheektowaga parish presented a first-class relic of St. Philip. Rows of people lined up to venerate the small chip of bone over the weekend.
Dennis Walczyk honored at NYS Catholic Charities directors annual two-day convening in Albany
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 12:00 pm
Dennis C. Walczyk, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, and Mary Elizabeth Hurson, vice president of Family Stabilization Services of Catholic Charities Brooklyn Queens, were honored by the New York State Council of Catholic Charities Directors at a reception in Albany recently.
The Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement Act
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 11:00 am
Last month I was once again part of a team that spent a weekend inside a local prison conducting a retreat for the inmates there. We always learn a little more about their lives behind bars, and I am always dismayed at some of the stories about the prison's use of solitary confinement, also known as isolated confinement and known in slang as "the box."
Soundboard: Youth Board gave me confidence
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 12:00 pm
Coming onto Youth Board I was a very shy and not very confident person, but now coming off of Youth Board I am more confident in myself and am open to talking more.