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Sisters Week highlights the roots of the mission
Tue, Mar 7th 2017 08:00 am
To shine a spotlight on the profound impact of Catholic sisters in our communities and around the world, and in conjunction with National Women's History Month, the third annual National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) will be held March 8-14. National Catholic Sisters Week is supported by a $3.3 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, is headquartered at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn.
Convention encourages teens to live "Positively Dangerous"
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 01:45 pm
Youth from around the Diocese of Buffalo came together at the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo to be "Positively Dangerous" together from March 3-5.
'In a Word' video series returns
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 12:45 pm
How is your decision making? Watch "In a Word" with Father Dave Richards in the latest episode of the teenage reflection series.
Bishop Malone welcomes those wishing to become Catholic
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 12:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone welcomed 158 people into the Catholic faith by saying that their call to conversion "may have come as a whisper or as a roar," but in either case, they heard it and opted to say a public, "Yes, Lord, here I am."
Visual highlights of the Youth Convention
Sun, Mar 5th 2017 04:00 pm
Hundreds of Catholic teens attended the annual three-day Diocesan Youth Convention March 3-5 in order to deepen their faith. See some visual highlights in our new photo album.
Soup's on for Lent at local parishes
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 08:00 am
Lent is a season of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial and spiritual discipline. The six-week period that leads to Easter traditionally is spent sacrificing pleasure and becoming more spiritually inclined.
A look back at Ash Wednesday
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 01:00 pm
Catholics across Western New York got ashed March 1 to mark the beginning of Lent. See how people celebrated Ash Wednesday this year in our new photo gallery.
Pope Francis has a special message this Lent, and here it is
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 12:35 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - In his message for Lent 2017, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that they should heed the Scriptures and treat each human person they encounter as a gift.
Ash Wednesday reminds Catholics to reject spiritual amnesia
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone and many other diocesan clergy and laypeople distributed ashes at a packed St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo on March 1, Ash Wednesday.
Lenten regulations for 2017
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 11:30 am
March 1 is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Practicing Catholic are asked to follow these Lenten regulations.
Archdiocese tells Catholics, 'I Phone Fast! Will u?'
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 09:00 am
In honor of the solemnity of Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, the Archdiocese of Hartford, Conn., came up with an idea for a uniquely 21st-century Lenten sacrifice it hopes has already caught on in many dioceses throughout the United States. In February, the archdiocese challenged Catholics with a new campaign, "I Phone Fast! Will u?", to encourage Americans to silence their phones on Ash Wednesday and April 14, Good Friday. Instead, they are asked to pray and focus on the significance of these two holy days.
Lost baby Bernadette laid to rest
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 10:00 am
For the second time in two years, the Diocese of Buffalo bid farewell to an abandoned deceased baby. On Feb. 27, Bishop Richard J. Malone and Father Jeffrey L. Nowak presided over memorial and burial services for Baby Bernadette, a girl 27 weeks along in gestation.
Bishop Malone gives new assignments to three deacons
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced new assignments for Deacons David H. Harvey, Joseph A. Pasquella and Thaddeus V. Pijacki.
The road to joining the Catholic faith begins with RCIA
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 09:00 am
The reasons people choose to be Catholic are many. Some join the faith for a spouse. Others join after years of seeking a fill for a void. Many find comfort in the sacraments.
Worshiping the same God
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 02:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo recently sold St. Gerard Church to a group of Muslims, who will turn it into a mosque. Bishop Richard J. Malone addresses how Christians and Muslims acknowledges the same God in the latest "Consider This" below:
FICE presents third-annual 'Taking Flight' dinner gala
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 10:05 am
DEPEW — The Foundation for Inclusive Catholic Education will hold its third-annual Taking Flight Dinner on March 2, from 6-9 p.m., at Salvatore's Italian Gardens on Transit Road. Funds from the dinner are used for training and resources to enable Catholic schoolteachers and administrators to provide children with special needs an inclusive Catholic education experience.
Bishop Malone to administer ashes at cathedral
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 11:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will distribute ashes at the 12:05 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, on Wednesday, March 1, Ash Wednesday.
Mount Mercy student wants tobacco to butt out
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 11:00 am
Over the summer, Nora Galley saw something she liked - "No Smoking" signs along the pristine trails at Allegany State Park. Coming back to Buffalo, she found something she did not like - tobacco products seemingly targeted to minors.
Bishop Malone: Refugees are not our enemies
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone talks about what we can do to support refugee resettlement. Watch the latest "Consider This."
Banquet for St. Gianna Pregnancy Center tells of pro-life namesake
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 11:00 am
The sixth-annual St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center banquet offered a witness of the saintly testament to the value of life. Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, a friend of the Molla family, spoke about the legacy of the saint who died rather than abort her daughter.
Did you know Mother Teresa experienced visions of Jesus?
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 01:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Even her friend of more than 30 years, Father Sebastian Vazhakala, did not know Mother Teresa had conversations with and visions of Jesus before forming the Missionaries of Charity.
Retired priest receives Clarence Chamber of Commerce award
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 10:00 am
Msgr. Frederick D. Leising, a retired diocesan priest, will receive the Clarence Chamber of Commerce's Lifetime Achiever of the Year Award. The chamber's 2017 awards dinner will take place at 6 p.m., on March 2, at Samuel's Grande Manor in Clarence, where Msgr. Leising will receive his award along with others from the area.
Pope Francis: Don't preach the Gospel like it's a 'recommendation'
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 03:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis said Tuesday that the Word of God isn't something that can be explained to people as a mere recommendation, or merely a good idea, but that it requires courage, prayer and humility to preach with honesty - and this is the only way it will have an impact.
Serra Club reaches out to parents of those considering priesthood
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 08:00 am
When intending to provide the best assistance to discerners, especially to those of high school age, it has become clear to me that family members, especially parents, play a large part. In many cases, parents have been of tremendous help on their sons' vocational journey, and much appreciation is due to them. Sometimes, when a high school student musters up enough courage to share that he is feeling a call to priesthood, the parents are stopped in their tracks. This surprise can be followed by a number of possible reactions.
6th annual banquet to benefit St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 02:00 pm
The St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center, the pastoral outreach of the Office of Pro-Life Activities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, has become a significant resource in the Buffalo and surrounding Western New York area. The Center will hold its sixth annual benefit banquet on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave.,
Mount Mercy offers Holocaust class
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 08:00 am
It is a well-known adage that "history repeats itself." In an effort to prevent one of the worst atrocities from history from happening again, Mount Mercy Academy is teaching a class entitled the Holocaust.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast February 12
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 08:00 am
For World Marriage Day and National Marriage Week we discuss marriage preparation and the Office of Family Life.
Buffalo Mass Mob heads to St. Lawrence with a new plan
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 01:00 pm
For years now, Buffalo Mass Mob has used a grassroots social media campaign to draw many people, Catholic and otherwise, to the city's churches for Sunday Mass. Their latest destination - St. Lawrence Parish on Feb. 26 - also includes a fundraising campaign to help repair and replace the church's roof.
Is a meeting between Pope Francis and Donald Trump on the horizon?
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 10:50 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA) - Pope Francis could meet with President Donald Trump at the end of May.
'Our Daily Bread' to teach viewers about human trafficking
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 12:00 pm
Did you know that Feb. 8 is recognized as the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking? According to the United States Department of Homeland Security, "Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act."
Bishop Malone: It's a matter of life and death
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 03:00 pm
Two lethal bills have been introduced in Albany: A.1748 in relation to abortion expansion, and A.10059/S.7579 in relation to legalizing physician-assisted suicide.
Father Jost named pastor
Sun, Feb 5th 2017 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has named Father Edward "Ted" F. Jost Jr. pastor of St. Mary of the Lake Parish, Hamburg, for a term of six years, effective Jan 1. Father Jost had been serving as the parish administrator there since September 2015.
STREAM-ing at St. Mary Elementary and St. Joseph Schools
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:00 pm
St. Mary Elementary School In Lancaster began its STREAM integration during the 2015-2016 school year. "Being a STREAM school takes a lot of planning, organization and professional development for the teachers. Last year, we were new to the program and we learned so much," said Becky Hoag, STREAM coordinator for St. Mary's. The school offers STREAM Academies to all students during the school day on Friday afternoons thanks to the support from principal, Kim Kwitowski. "I am very happy that we are a STREAM school. STREAM education is essential to the future of our children and helps to shape their everyday experiences," stated Kwitowski.
Thanks to all sisters and brothers
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 10:40 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone talks about the celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life. Women and Men Religious have been part of our faith lives and we should thank them for their gifts. Watch the latest "Consider This."
Diocesan representatives discuss World Day for Consecrated Life
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 04:00 pm
Since 1997, when St. John Paul II declared the first World Day for Consecrated Life, the global Catholic Church has set aside a specific day each year to pray for men and women who have chosen to dedicate their lives to service in the Church. Each year, it falls on Feb. 2, the date of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, and in 2017, diocesan parishes will be celebrating the special occasion on Feb. 4 and 5.
Real world ideas meet real research at St. Peter in Lewiston
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 10:00 am
LEWISTON — During the past two months, science for students at St. Peter School has been focused on real research with real world ideas, working in two different areas of the living environment. Recently, students from grades four, five and six and their teachers were given an opportunity to work with volunteers from Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Cheektowaga on a project involving the Buffalo River.
Fostering creativity beyond the classroom at Nardin Academy
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 03:00 pm
At Nardin Academy, an independent Catholic school in the heart of the Elmwood Village in the city of Buffalo, an enriching academic experience extends beyond the classroom for students in the co-ed Montessori, co-ed elementary, and high school for young women.
Advocacy for Catholic schools returns funds for mandates
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 03:00 pm
Persistence pays off for Catholic schools - to the tune of $6 million. Advocacy from the NYS Catholic Conference State Coordinating Committee, Catholic school staff and parents has caused New York state to agree to modify the formula used to reimburse all state non-public schools for mandated services those schools provide.
Buffalo native speaks to students on filmmaking, Catholic faith
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 12:40 pm
On Jan. 30 and 31, Jonathan Shaw, an alumnus of Christ the King School in Snyder and filmmaker who has relocated to Hollywood, came to the Buffalo Museum of Science to speak with Catholic schools' seventh-grade students as part of the diocesan STREAM initiative. STREAM focuses on integrating the diverse fields of science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math into the classroom setting.
Christ the King students collect donations for Buffalo school
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 09:00 am
SNYDER — At Christ the King School, students came together to help fellow students at Our Lady of Black Rock School in Buffalo in the weeks leading up to Christmas by collecting donations for the city students, many of whom are refugees in great need as the weather started getting colder.