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Bishop Malone celebrates Mountain Mass with Buffalo pilgrims
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 08:00 am
ZAKOPANE, POLAND - Bishop Richard J. Malone once again met up with diocesan pilgrims who flew to Poland for World Youth Day. Although much of the bishop's time in Poland was spent at catechesis sessions for other dioceses, he managed to meet up with pilgrims from Buffalo on several occasions.
Papal Mass caps week of prayer and learning
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:00 pm
KRAKOW, POLAND - As the sun rose over Krakow's Field of Mercy, over 2 million people woke up in anticipation of Mass with Pope Francis. The current pontiff, following in the footsteps of his predecessors St. John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, celebrated Sunday Mass on the closing day of World Youth Day.
St. Pius X holds three-day Year of Mercy celebration
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 10:00 am
At St. Pius X Parish in Getzville, members of the parish community came together to celebrate the Year of Mercy, as Pope Francis declared, and to recognize the mercy of God through the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, presentations from parish leaders, inspirational videos and testimonials of parishioners who felt they have been touched by, or witnessed firsthand, the role of divine mercy in their lives.
Retired priest speaks of experience, good works of diocese
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 09:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo will hold its first-ever collection intended specifically for the benefit of retired diocesan priests on the weekend of Aug. 6 to Aug. 7. One of these priests, Msgr. Dino Lorenzetti, currently lives at the O'Hara Residence behind Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda.
What do we owe our aging priests?
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 09:15 am
Many of us are familiar with arranging for the care of an aging parent. As sons and daughters, it's the right thing to do. We should consider it a similar responsibility to provide health care for our aging diocesan priests.
Pope Francis tells youth to avoid 'sofa happiness'
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 09:00 am
KRAKOW, POLAND (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis challenged massive crowds of young people at World Youth Day's final vigil to step away from the "sofa" of comfort and convenience, and respond to Christ's call to transform a suffering world.
Pope tells young people to build bridges, not walls
Sun, Jul 31st 2016 09:00 am
KRAKOW, Poland — Early in the morning of Saturday, July 30, the seventh early morning of the week, nearly 150 pilgrims from the Diocese of Buffalo walked on foot to see Pope Francis.
'Consider' making good news every day
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone reminds us that Pope Francis encourages us to be Missionary Disciples and to make mercy the theme of our life in "Consider This: Good News Every Day."
At Auschwitz, pope prays for God's forgiveness
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 01:00 pm
KRAKOW, POLAND (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis paid a solemn visit to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps on Friday, where over a million people are believed to have lost their lives. At the memorials, he gave no speech and prayed in silence, but instead wrote in the guest book two simple lines begging for God's mercy and forgiveness.
Young adults absorb history and culture of Krakow
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 11:00 am
KRAKOW, POLAND - Poland has a lot to offer Catholic pilgrims looking for history and stories associated with their, and other, faiths.
A journey of WYD pilgrims
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 02:00 pm
About 200 pilgrims from the Diocese of Buffalo are currently attending World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, and so are we. Staff reporter Patrick J. Buechi is documenting the journey of these local Catholics, and you can see it for yourself in our new photo gallery.
The humble speak for God, Pope says at Czestochowa
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 02:00 pm
CZESTOCHOWA, POLAND (CNA/EWTN News) - Those who embrace their own littleness become the "spokespersons" of God, Pope Francis said during Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, celebrating the 1050 anniversary of Poland becoming a Christian nation. It was the first major event of the Pope's trip to the country for the 31st World Youth Day.
Music, talks and prayer under one roof at Tauron Arena
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:00 pm
KRAKOW, POLAND - The Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland, hosted cardinals, singers, theologians and pilgrims as it became Mercy Center, a main site for World Youth Day 2016.
Mass officially opens WYD festivities
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 10:00 am
KRAKOW, POLAND - World Youth Day 2016 officially kicked off Tuesday, July 26, at 6 p.m., with a welcoming Mass by the shepherd of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.
Making friends one photo at a time
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 11:00 am
Laura Szczepankiewicz came to Krakow to meet as many people as she could. And she has the photographic proof to show she met her goal.
Pope condemns 'absurd violence' after priest is killed in French church
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 10:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis has decried the "absurd violence" which has left an elderly priest dead after his church in northern France was taken hostage during Mass.
Jasna Góra offers understanding of miracles for WYD pilgrims
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 09:00 am
KRAKOW, POLAND - On Sunday, July 24, World Youth Day pilgrims got as close as they could to a full night's sleep before heading out at 8 a.m. to Czestochowa, Poland to visit the Jasna Góra Monastery and shrine.
Pope prays for pilgrims en route to Krakow for WYD
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis has asked for prayers as he, and all the pilgrims attending this year's World Youth Day, prepare to make their way to Krakow, Poland for the international event.
Christ the King Seminary to be site of local World Youth Day Mass
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 01:00 pm
While pilgrims are in Poland celebrating with the pope, locals will be doing the same at the seminary.
WYD pilgrims leave for Poland
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 04:00 pm
"We have an exciting journey ahead of us," said Bishop Richard J. Malone to some of the 200 local pilgrims who are headed for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. During a send-off Mass Friday afternoon at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, the bishop said "I ask you to keep in mind one simple truth. The experience we're sharing is all about Jesus."
Diocese, parishes warm up for summer faith formation
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 12:00 pm
Over the summer, bonfires blaze, children are out of school and summer clothes make their return from the back of the closet. However, for parishes in the diocese, summer is also a prime opportunity for faith formation and ensuring parishes and their faith remain strong throughout warmer months of the year in Buffalo.
Parishes get a piece of 'This Rock'
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 08:55 am
Nearly six months into the public phase of the Upon This Rock capital campaign, some of the first parishes to get involved are seeing the benefits of the generous support from their parishioners.
Pope Francis is ready for WYD ... Are you?
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 03:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Even though World Youth Day doesn't start until next week, thousands of pilgrims from throughout the world are already descending on Krakow ahead of the official event.
Faith extends '1,000 days to live' diagnosis
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 12:00 pm
Mike Maloney will never forget the day in 2012 that his doctor told him he had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The life expectancy for someone with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is about three to five years. On that day, he began coming to grips with the possibility of having about a thousand days to live.
Nuns on the Bus roll through Buffalo
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:00 pm
"We cannot be couch potatoes," said Sister Simone Campbell, SSS to dozens of people gathered at a busy intersection in downtown Buffalo. It was part of her 'Nuns on the Bus' tour which stopped briefly, Wednesday morning, at St Paul's Episcopal Church.
World Youth Day pilgrims seek mercy and guidance
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 10:00 am
Christian pilgrimages began as a following in the footsteps of Jesus. Today, the term is used to describe a journey to a religious shrine for the purpose of strengthening one's faith. A pilgrim, therefore, is a person who travels to grow in his or her faith, experience the faith, and often, to share one's faith.
Orchard Park parish holds 24th annual lawn fete
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 09:00 am
One of the highlights of summer in the Southtowns each year is the lawn fete at St. John Vianney Parish in Orchard Park. The 24th annual event will take place from Friday, July 22, to Sunday, July 24. The lawn fete will run on Friday and Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m.
As reforms roll out, Pope Francis proves a man of his word
Mon, Jul 18th 2016 02:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Several recent appointments by Pope Francis to Vatican departments show that his reform of the Roman Curia is in tune with what he's said from the beginning about his vision for the Church.
Faith Perspective: Little Sisters of the Poor uphold Church teaching
Mon, Jul 18th 2016 10:00 am
United States have observed the Fortnight for Freedom in preparation for Independence Day on July 4. The theme set by the U.S. Bishops' Conference for this year's fortnight is "Witnesses to Freedom."
House passes Conscience Protection Act
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 08:00 am
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Archbishop William E. Lori - as chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, respectively - commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (S. 304) on July 13 in a 245-182 bipartisan vote.
Mercy Doors open Church to new and old visitors
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 08:00 am
When Pope Francis announced the Holy Year of Mercy, he offered it as a special time for Catholics to receive blessings and pardons from God. In turn, people were asked to offer mercy to others in the form of forgiveness and assistance.
Buffalo pastor gets another six years at parish
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 09:30 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has reappointed Father Angelo M. Chimera pastor of All Saints Parish, Buffalo, for a second term of six years. His appointment was effective June 29.
Franciscans make commitment to care for creation
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 09:00 am
Father William "Jud" Weiksnar, OFM, of the Holy Name Province in Buffalo, returned home in June from a two-week trip to Italy for a meeting on justice, peace and the integrity of creation. The gathering brought together Franciscans from throughout the world who discussed the importance of caring for creation and the lasting impact of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si."
Dallas shooting leads to prayers as area clergy ask for peace
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 09:00 am
Nearly 200 people responded to the deaths of two black men and five police officers with a prayer for peace. Representatives of area religious organizations joined together for a citywide prayer vigil.
'Consider' compassion
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 02:00 pm
Pope Francis encourages says us to open our eyes to the world without cynicism and indifference. The world will not change until we show compassion and mercy to everyone we meet. Bishop Richard Malone explains in "Consider This."
Family of seven to become missionaries
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 08:00 am
When Josh and Maria Gehl leave for three months of training in September, they will begin serving a two-year assignment in another country.
Missionary reflects on helping in Ghana and Philippines
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 08:00 am
Mother Teresa was quoted as saying that the problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small. This quote may not be true for everyone, but it definitely was true for me.
Diocese welcomes 2016-2017 Youth Board
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 08:00 am
The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry installed the 2016-2017 Diocesan Youth Board in June in the Catholic Center in downtown Buffalo. These 10 new members will follow a long tradition of teens helping other teens by planning youth ministry activities for the diocese.
WNY Catholic takes home four CPA awards
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 03:00 pm
The Olympics have not yet begun, but the Western New York Catholic has brought home some gold. The diocesan newspaper received four awards at the Catholic Press Association's annual media conference held June 1-3.
Teens find place to share faith
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 11:00 am
A lot of sharing and caring took place at Christ the King Seminary recently, along with a lot of learning and square dancing, as 40 teens took part in the Christian Leadership Institute.