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During personal health crisis, mother refused to abort twins
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 01:00 pm
During October, those of us who cherish God's gift of life prayerfully look to both heaven and earth for encouragement and inspiration. We pray, celebrate successes and share stories that encourage us in the cultural struggles we face.
In final debate, candidates diverge sharply on abortion
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - In the final presidential debate on Wednesday, the major party candidates were pressed to explain their positions on abortion. Hillary Clinton defended her earlier support of partial-birth abortion, while Donald Trump reiterated the assertion that he is pro-life.
Blue Mass honors, remembers first responders in diocese
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 03:00 pm
On Oct. 15, Bishop Richard J. Malone presided over the second-ever Blue Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, which recognized the work of police officers, firefighters and other first responders who live and work in the Diocese of Buffalo. Although the concept of Blue Mass dates back to 1934, it is a new addition in this diocese, and since 2015, Bishop Malone has been committed to making this an annual tradition here.
Mother Teresa Home helps homeless mothers
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 09:00 am
When Cheryl Calire unlocked the door to the former St. Adalbert rectory, she opened a new life for women and their babies. Through the Mother Teresa Home, she will offer a roof over the heads for homeless women who have chosen to raise their babies.
NU students, faculty attend international chemistry conference
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 02:00 pm
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY — Thirteen Niagara University chemistry and biochemistry majors showcased research findings at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. Three NU faculty members also presented at the international conference, which took place Aug. 21-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Several of the studies have potentially meaningful implications on the treatment of diseases.
Bishop Malone: Election Reflection I
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 01:00 pm
I haven't met many people who are not by now exasperated, confounded and dismayed by the ongoing presidential election campaign. Ordinarily in an election year I would be looking forward to the day after the election; at least the war of words would be (pretty much) behind us. This time, however, I expect that I will feel no better about the national situation then than I do right now, a few weeks away from Nov. 8. In fact, I may feel worse.
Gospel should serve Common Good not political agendas
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 08:00 am
At this important time in our nation's history, I encourage all of us to take a moment to reflect on one of the founding principles of our republic - the freedom of religion. It ensures the right of faith communities to preserve the integrity of their beliefs and proper self-governance. There have been recent reports that some may have sought to interfere in the internal life of the Church for short-term political gain. If true, this is troubling both for the well-being of faith communities and the good of our country.
Buffalo lawyer wants massive monument to Mary
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 10:00 am
It took 16 years for land to be found on which to build the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Construction on the gothic and art nouveau basilica began in 1882 and is expected to be complete in 2026. So, Laurence Behr doesn't think his project is moving too slowly.
Blue Mass to honor all first responders
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 07:35 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant at this special Mass to honor first responders of all faiths who live and work in the Diocese of Buffalo. In 2015, Bishop Malone said the first Blue Mass in the diocese and has decided to make this an annual Mass.
Cheektowaga Christmas Mass to air nationwide on ABC
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 10:00 am
The Christmas tunes have yet to hit the radio, and the store shelves are still filled with Halloween candy, but plans are well underway to record a Christmas Mass in late October so the nation can watch it on TV during Christmas week.
Albanian priest who moved the pope to be named cardinal
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 09:00 am
ROME, ITALY (CNA/EWTN News) - The Albanian priest whose testimony moved Pope Francis to tears in 2014 is one of the 17 international bishops and priests the Pope will elevate to the College of Cardinals Nov. 19.
Eden resident to serve as missionary in South America
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 08:00 am
While her friends are saying "hello" to fall, Mara Wicket will say "hello" to a new life. On Oct. 17, the Steubenville grad will fly to Ecuador to begin a year of missionary service with Heart's Home.
'Create in me a clean heart'
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone discusses the damaging effects of pornography and what the church can do to help in this week's "Consider This."
Orleans County parish hosts pro-life book talk
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 08:00 am
LYNDONVILLE — At the two worship sites of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, a dedicated, strong group of parishioners has been meeting since March to discuss "Persuasive Pro-Life," by Catholic author Trent Horn, a guide for encouraging persuasive and productive discussion on the pro-life cause with those on the opposite side of the political spectrum. On Sept. 7, the group held a meeting at the parish's St. Patrick worship site in Lyndonville. It also regularly meets at the St. Joseph worship site in Barker.
'Our Daily Bread' talks Ten Commandments
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 11:00 am
This month, we will be featuring an encore episode of "Our Daily Bread," hosted by Father Paul D. Seil, who will be talking about the Ten Commandments and how they set the tone for one to live a sound, moral life in the Catholic tradition, as well as what people know about the commandments.
Pilgrim Virgin statue returns with diocesan tour
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 11:00 am
The national Pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima will return to the Diocese of Buffalo with more than a dozen stops throughout the area in October.
St. Mary's project turns cans into cows for Nicaragua
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 09:35 am
The St. Mary Swormville Faith Community recently raised $1,000 to purchase ten milk cows for families in Nicaragua missions by collecting and redeeming recyclables.
MSM rocks out with battle of the bands
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 03:30 pm
Teenagers throughout Kenmore showed that they were indeed ready to rock when they attended Mountstock. Six bands competed at Mount St. Mary Academy's ninth annual battle of the bands competition on Oct. 1. The winning band, Identical Difference, took home a $200 gift certificate to Guitar Center.
Young adult hiking retreat offered at Christ the King
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 09:00 am
The diocesan Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry will host a hiking retreat for young adults on Saturday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Oct. 9 at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora. The retreat will include peer witness talks, Mass, spiritual direction, small group discussions, board games, a bonfire and hiking opportunities.
Boy Scouts celebrate 91 years at St. John Kanty
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 09:00 am
As it celebrates 91 years of existence, Boy Scout Troop 107 of St. John Kanty Parish in Buffalo is looking for a few good young men interested in the Boy Scout experience. Recruitment will take place Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., in the parish's Convent Center, and will be combined with a gym night. Boys 11 years or older, or if they have completed the fifth grade, are welcome to join.
Mark Wahlberg made a video about why he loves priests
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 04:00 pm
BOSTON, MASS. (CNA) - In an online video, actor Mark Wahlberg said that he will be praying for vocations to the priesthood, which he deeply values because of the role that priests have played in his own life.
Christ the King Seminary to celebrate Curé of Ars dinner
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 01:00 pm
Christ the King Seminary will host its annual Curé of Ars Awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6, at The Atrium @ Rich's in Buffalo. This year's event will honor Father Peter J. Drilling, Father Gregory M. Faulhaber and Kathleen Heffern as award recipients.
Smiles at pet blessing
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 12:00 pm
On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Bishop Richard J. Malone called all creatures great and small to his front lawn on Saturday morning for a blessing of animals. The blessing of animals has become an annual custom in the Church, as a way to remember the love that St. Francis of Assisi had for Creation. See our new photo gallery here.
Friends of St. Peregrine hold healing Masses for people with cancer
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 10:15 am
In modern times, St. Peregrine, who lived in Italy during the 13th and 14th centuries, has become known as the patron saint of people suffering from cancer. In the Diocese of Buffalo, the Friends of St. Peregrine continue to celebrate healing Masses, as they have since 1992, to administer the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick to people who are fighting cancer. More recently, its actions led to a new Friends of St. Peregrine chapter in Ireland, courtesy of an Irishman who was inspired by his visit to Western New York.
Memories of a canonization
Tue, Oct 4th 2016 09:00 am
It seems fitting that the first residents of Mother Teresa Home attended the canonization of the home's saintly namesake. Cheryl and David Calire, executive directors for the transitional home for single mothers, took a pilgrimage to Italy for the Sept. 4 ceremony with Pope Francis.
Remembering Respect Life Sunday
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 10:00 am
Special attention is given to pro-life causes during the month of October, as the Diocese of Buffalo celebrated Respect Life Sunday on Oct. 2 with Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral and the National Life Chain. See some of the sights of the day in our new photo gallery.
'Consider' mercy for our common home
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone explains why Pope Francis asks us to "Show Mercy to Our Common Home" in this week's "Consider This."
Convocation brings 900 teachers together
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 01:00 pm
Their students may have had the day off, but for the 900 Catholic school teachers in the Diocese of Buffalo, Friday was a day of convocation at Cardinal O'Hara High school. It was a day focused on professional development and served as an opportunity to refocus on the mission of Catholic Schools.
Respect Life Sunday includes Life Chain
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant at the Respect Life Mass on Sunday morning. Following the Mass, there will be a blessing of families, babies and expectant mothers.
World Youth Day becomes family event for Annunciation parishioners
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 10:00 am
The World Youth Day pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland, saw nearly 2.5 million people from across the world join in communion with each other. They shared Mass and catechesis. They sang and prayed together. They made friends and learned about foreign cultures.
Nardin Academy helps students make a difference in the world
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 10:00 am
Nardin Academy, founded in 1857 by the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, is committed to creating an exceptional learning community that allows Montessori, elementary, and high school students to both experience and make a difference in the world.
Judges and lawyers turn out for Red Mass
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 03:00 pm
"I have personally seen the difference that committed Catholic lawyers can make in confronting big societal challenges," said Bishop Richard J. Malone to dozens of judges and lawyers gathered Wednesday at the annual Red Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Mount Olivet serves as final resting place for two bishops
Tue, Sep 27th 2016 08:00 am
While most deceased bishops of Buffalo have been laid to rest in the crypts behind the altar at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo, Mount Olivet Cemetery in Kenmore is the final resting place for two bishops, including a native son.
Animal blessing set for Saturday
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 09:05 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, is calling all creatures great and small to his front lawn on Saturday morning for a blessing of animals. The blessing will take place at 77 Oakland Place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, to mark the upcoming Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Cardinal O'Hara undergoes transitions for new school year
Sun, Sep 25th 2016 08:00 am
TONAWANDA ­- The term "transition year" has a fresh meaning at Cardinal O'Hara High School as the new school year approaches.
Parish Life: We grow when we take a look at ourselves inside out
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Our parish has a clear sense of purpose. We are a parish for newcomers. This was an easy choice for us, being surrounded by refugees and immigrants. Perhaps we are not so unique if one considers that more than one in 10 people relocate each year, and that rate doubles for young adults.
Lewiston school, church undergo needed renovations
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 09:00 am
As students at St. Peter School in Lewiston return to class, they will be able to enjoy the results of large-scale renovations completed on the school and church throughout the month of August.
Pope Francis condemns 'inexcusable violence' in murder of Mexican priests
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 08:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - After hearing of the murder of two priests in Mexico, Pope Francis sent a telegram to the country's bishops condemning the violent act, offering his prayers as a sign of closeness to the community and families affected.
Catholic Charities debuts new system for periodic giving
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 08:00 am
When thinking of "if x, then y" statements, one's thoughts may initially revert back to high school math classes. However, these statements are also a crucial part of a system Catholic Charities of Buffalo is rolling out to allow people to make contributions on a periodic basis while appealing to donors, especially young adults.
St. Joe's has new reminder of its roots
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 03:00 pm
A new marble based, bronze statue of founder St. John Baptist de La Salle now stands in front of St Joseph's Collegiate Institute on Kenmore Avenue.