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Diocese welcomes new priests as three men are ordained
Sat, May 28th 2016 12:00 pm
A packed congregation assembled at Buffalo's St. Joseph Cathedral Saturday morning, as the diocese came together to welcome Father Michael Brown, Father Samuel Giangreco and Father Michael LaMarca to the priesthood during an ordination Mass.
A reflection on Eucharistic ministry and the healing power of Jesus
Fri, May 27th 2016 06:00 am
With its mission to "reveal the healing love of Jesus to those in need," Catholic Health responds to the spiritual needs of people of all faiths. As a ministry of the Catholic Church, the health system also serves the sacramental needs of its patients, bringing the healing presence of Jesus to the sick and injured in its hospitals and nursing homes.
Pilgrim Virgin Statue visits three local parishes
Fri, May 27th 2016 06:00 am
The United States tour of the world famous Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will make its way to churches in Hamburg, Cheektowaga and Elba during the first week of June.
Sociology major from UB turns to the priesthood
Thu, May 26th 2016 08:25 am
Deacon Samuel Giangreco will be ordained at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo on May 28. Deacon Giangreco, a native of Western New York, spoke about the significance of his ordination, the paths in his life that led to choosing the priesthood and what he hopes to do once he is able to fulfill his dream of becoming ordained in the Diocese of Buffalo.
Memorial Day Masses planned for Catholic Cemeteries
Thu, May 26th 2016 08:00 am
The men and women of our nation who have served in the U.S. military will be remembered during special Masses at six Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo during Memorial Day weekend.
Diocese of Buffalo to sell St. Columban Center
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, has approved a recommendation that the Diocese of Buffalo sell the St. Columban Center, which is located along the shores of Lake Erie in Derby. The property is listed at $1.9 million.
West Seneca native to be ordained to priesthood
Wed, May 25th 2016 08:00 am
This month, the Diocese of Buffalo will welcome three new priests to its ranks. Transitional Deacon Michael LaMarca is one of the men who will be ordained at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 28.
Cloistered in prayer for WNY
Wed, May 25th 2016 08:00 am
Dominicans celebrate 800th anniversary of order.
Father of two to become Father of a different sort
Tue, May 24th 2016 09:00 am
The religious and secular worlds have had a yin yang effect in the life of Michael Brown. After years of government jobs and raising a family, he will return to serving the Church as he sought as a younger man. On May 28 he will be ordained a priest at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo, along with Samuel Giangreco and Michael LaMarca.
Catholic Charities to close 2016 appeal with special concert
Mon, May 23rd 2016 08:00 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo, along with sponsor LPCiminelli, announced an evening of music featuring the classical crossover-operatic pop trio Forte Tenors at Kleinhans Music Hall on Thursday, June 30, at 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities' 2016 Appeal, which concludes the same day.
Psalm 151 brings contemporary music to parish Mass
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:00 pm
The Second Vatican Council Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy speaks of the power of music in the Catholic Church. Musician John Michael Talbot echoed that notion to the Western New York Catholic last month. St. Amelia Parish in Tonawanda has a band that proves that music enhances worship.
Charity in the Year of Mercy
Fri, May 20th 2016 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone talks about how Catholic Charities emulates the works of mercy and how we can help in this week's "Consider This."
Bishop Grosz to celebrate Dominicans 800th anniversary
Fri, May 20th 2016 08:00 am
In observance of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans), Bishop Edward M. Grosz will celebrate a special Mass on Tuesday, May 24, 4 p.m., at the Dominican Monastery, 335 Doat St, Buffalo.
Little Portion Friary lives out mission of serving homeless
Thu, May 19th 2016 09:00 am
At Little Portion Friary in Buffalo, a team of 100-plus volunteers lives the mission of the Catholic Church to provide food for the hungry, clothing for the naked, and shelter for the homeless.
Cross and icon help pilgrims prepare spiritually for WYD
Wed, May 18th 2016 09:00 am
A cross and icon of the Blessed Mother, gifts from a Polish bishop to the Buffalo Diocese, have served as tools for local pilgrims preparing for World Youth Day in Krakow.
For U.S. bishops, Pope Francis brings clarity to transgender issues
Tue, May 17th 2016 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - As an alternative to the "deeply disturbing" new federal guidance on transgender regulations for schools, the U.S. bishops pointed to the words of Pope Francis in offering a positive path to young people.
Niagara Catholic serves community in Day of Caring
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:00 am
Students of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School went out into their neighborhood to spend a day carrying out the Corporal Works of Mercy. They fed the hungry at soup kitchens, visited the sick at senior centers, and gave alms to the poor at community missions.
Catholic Charities offers support to seniors through home-based assistance
Tue, May 17th 2016 08:00 am
As older adults in Western New York continue to age, Catholic Charities of Buffalo is an available resource offering a range of services to keep individuals healthy, engaged and independent.
Supreme Court sends Little Sisters' case back to lower court
Mon, May 16th 2016 02:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA) - In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court sent the Little Sisters of the Poor HHS mandate case back to the lower courts on Monday, in light of new developments in the case.
Bona president honored with papal medal
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:05 am
St. Bonaventure President Sister Margaret Carney, OSF, was honored by Pope Francis during the university's Baccalaureate Mass Saturday afternoon.
Robotic-assisted surgery available throughout Catholic Health
Sat, May 14th 2016 08:00 am
Robots were once just a thing of science fiction. But, over the last decade, they have become more commonplace in hospital operating rooms, offering tremendous benefits for patients and surgeons alike.
Niagara Catholic reaches out to South Sudan
Fri, May 13th 2016 03:00 pm
The entire student body of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School in Niagara Falls joined in a project teaching global awareness. The seventh- through 12th-graders all learned about the need for clean water in South Sudan, along with the horrors of the Sudanese civil war through the book, "A Long Walk to Water," by Linda Sue Park.
Catholic Charities Appeal breaks $10 million
Fri, May 13th 2016 11:00 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo reported the 2016 Appeal has surpassed $10 million in cash and pledges. As a result, volunteers and campaign leadership must raise close to $1 million over the next seven weeks in order to reach this year's $11 million goal by June 30.
Reaching across denominational lines
Thu, May 12th 2016 03:00 pm
The New York State Council of Churches honored Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, and Bishop R. William Franklin, bishop of Buffalo's Episcopal Diocese for their willingness to reach across denominational lines.
Pope Francis says he's open to studying the female diaconate
Thu, May 12th 2016 02:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - On Thursday Pope Francis said he would be open to the idea of forming a commission to study the historical context of the female diaconate, as well as the possibility of women serving as deacons today.
Recapping the 20 year history of 'Our Daily Bread'
Thu, May 12th 2016 09:15 am
The first episode of "Our Daily Bread" aired in 1996 and featured the St. Vincent de Paul dining room on Main Street in Buffalo. During that time, the show was hosted by two women religious: Sister Bernadette O'Kulicz, FSSJ; and Sister Barbara Cirico, RSM.
St. Francis of Assisi holds May Crowning with parish children
Tue, May 10th 2016 02:00 pm
Students of the Early Childhood Center at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Tonawanda held a special ceremony honoring Mary on May 6, the mother of Jesus, and their own mothers and grandmothers for Mother's Day.
Students see confirmation strengthening faith lives
Tue, May 10th 2016 09:15 am
Fifteen parishioners of St. Brendan on the Lake in Newfane will be confirmed at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo on May 15, at 3 p.m. The parish's director of faith formation, Mary Palmer, its catechist, James Cantella, and two confirmation students see a special significance in being able to celebrate the sacrament of confirmation in the Diocese of Buffalo's mother church.
Father of two among men to be ordained priests
Fri, May 6th 2016 01:00 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo, will be the setting for the ordination of three men to the priesthood on Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m.
The case against assisted suicide
Mon, May 2nd 2016 02:00 pm
Several bills have been introduced in New York State that would fundamentally alter the doctor-patient relationship by authorizing physician-assisted suicide for individuals declared by a doctor to be terminally ill.
Why there's no freedom without religious liberty
Sun, May 1st 2016 11:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA) - It is perhaps not surprising that an American priest, Father John Courtney Murray, was one of the key contributors to Dignitatis Humanae, the most important document in modern times on the Catholic Church and religious freedom.
Bishop Grosz to bless unborn children and their parents
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 01:00 pm
Bishop Edward M. Grosz, auxiliary bishop of Buffalo, will offer a special blessing for unborn children and their expectant parents at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday at St. Joseph Cathedral
Visit the imprisioned in this week's 'Consider This'
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 11:00 am
The fourth Corporal Work of Mercy is visit the imprisoned. Bishop Richard J. Malone shares an experience he had with while visiting a prison in Western New York in this week's "Consider This."
SBU invites region to celebrate Sister Margaret's tenure
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 12:00 pm
St. Bonaventure University officials announced a series of activities and commemorations of Sister Margaret Carney's 12-year term as president.
John Michael Talbot comes to St. Martin of Tours
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 08:55 am
Grammy-winning Catholic musician John Michael Talbot will come to Buffalo for a two-day ministry next month. The accomplished singer, author and television host will mix singing with preaching at St. Martin of Tours Parish in Buffalo May 16-17. Both days' events begin at 7 p.m.
O'Hara siblings awarded Seneca nation scholarships
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 09:00 am
Checking one's heritage is a popular pastime, which takes time and patience.
Pope to teens: There isn't an app for love and happiness
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 09:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Freedom does not come from things we possess or from doing whatever we want, Pope Francis said Sunday in his homily for the Jubilee for boys and girls. Rather, true freedom and happiness can only be found in the love of Jesus.
Documentary on Divine Mercy image comes to Tonawanda
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 08:00 am
Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tonawanda will host a screening of "The Original Image of Divine Mercy." The documentary tells the story of the actual painting of the Divine Mercy image as described by St. Faustina Kowalska from a vision of Jesus Christ.
Buffalo Catholic diocese sponsors evangelization workshop
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 03:00 pm
On Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, parish leaders from across the Diocese of Buffalo will gather at Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora, to examine what it means to be deliberate followers of Jesus who are committed to paying it forward.
Bishop Malone, Russ Salvatore to be honored
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:00 am
The Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation has announced the 2016 Caritas Awards honorees. They will be the guests of honor at the annual Brothers of Mercy Caritas Awards Dinner on May 12 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens on Transit Road, Depew.