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Students to be featured in hospital's art mosaic
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 11:00 am
EAST AURORA — When patients, family members, and visitors walk into the future John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, they will be greeted by 10,000 smiles. These smiles will be in the hospital's community art mosaic.
Local prisoners experience mercy
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 03:30 pm
In the true spirit of the Year of Mercy, Bishop Richard J. Malone celebrated mass for about one hundred female prisoners at the Albion Correctional Facility in Orleans County Monday evening.
Kenmore parish complies prayer book
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 02:00 pm
A group of parishioners at St. John the Baptist in Kenmore is compiling a booklet of prayers submitted by parishioners which it plans to distribute as a gift to the community. The intention is to make the book specifically by and for St. John the Baptist parishioners.
High school boys become familiar with seminary at retreat
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 02:00 pm
Seventeen teenage boys heard a call to visit Christ the King Seminary, and they answered. They gathered at the East Aurora education facility to learn about the priesthood and get to know the men who have already answered their vocational call.
'Consider' the heart of a priest
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone describes a calling to the priesthood and offers suggestions for discernment in "Consider This: A Priest's Heart."
Bishops encourage Faithful Citizenship as primary approaches
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 09:00 am
As New York state voters prepare to head to the polls to help decide the most heated and contested presidential primary in recent memory, the New York Catholic bishops are reminding the faithful of their political responsibility in staying true to Catholic doctrine.
Fatima Shrine and the Holy Year of Mercy
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 11:00 am
When one hears the word "pilgrimage," the first image to come to mind is that of a long journey to a sacred place to offer prayers to God. In Catholic tradition, those prayers are often offered as penance for sins, as petition for special blessings and favors, or simply out of devotion to honor God.
Catholic cadets report for training
Thu, Apr 14th 2016 03:00 pm
It was a picture perfect day for flying Thursday afternoon, when four United States Army Blackhawk helicopters touched down on the rugby pitch of Niagara University. They came to pick up 80 ROTC cadets and bring them to a Joint Leadership Field Exercise at Fort Drum, NY.
The little woman with a big ministry
Thu, Apr 14th 2016 12:00 pm
April 14 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Sister Karen Klimczak, SSJ, a religious sister who preached non-violence to the ex-convicts she devoted her ministry to. Take a look back on her life and her legacy in our new photo gallery.
Secretary of Education strengthened schools' Catholic identity
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 09:00 am
Beyond strengthening Catholic identity, Carol Kostyniak says she is most proud of applying sound business practice to the Department of Catholic Schools over the past 10 years. The secretary for Catholic Education will retire in May from her position with the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, but the road that led her to it was a winding one.
Catholic Charities Appeal surpasses $9 million
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:00 pm
BUFFALO - Catholic Charities of Buffalo today reported the 2016 Appeal has surpassed $9 million in cash and pledges. As a result, volunteers and campaign leadership must raise close to $2 million between now and June 30 in order to reach this year's $11 million goal.
Father Baker Guild supports priest who supported the poor
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 08:55 am
Things have not changed much since Father Baker's day. Back in the 1880s, the Padre of the Poor reached out to Catholics across the country via a direct mail campaign. Now, the Father Baker Guild does much the same thing.
Bishop Malone on Joy of Love: 'No one can read this without being touched in some way'
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 12:15 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone was in Washington, DC, Friday morning to respond to the long anticipated exhortation by Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, or The Joy of Love.
No doctrine change from Pope Francis, but a call for better pastoral care
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 11:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Catholics who have divorced-and-remarried need the fullness of Church teaching. They also need a wise pastoral and community response to their difficulties that can help them grow in the Christian life, Pope Francis said on Friday in his new document on love in the family.
Diocese honors Sister Karen 10 years later
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 11:00 am
In the month of April, the SSJ Sister Karen Center for Nonviolence, SS. Columba-Brigid Parish in Buffalo and the Diocese of Buffalo are honoring Sister Karen Klimczak, SSJ, who was murdered 10 years ago on April 14, 2006.
Pope's 'Love in the Family' welcomed by Bishop Malone
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 09:00 am
"We welcome this teaching from Pope Francis as the fruit of the synodal process started by him more than two years ago—a process that has inspired in our Church, and indeed all over the world, a renewed attention to the importance of marriage and the family for all of society," said Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, chairman of the Committee.
Retreat ties together Francis of the past and present
Thu, Apr 7th 2016 10:00 am
About a hundred employees of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo spent the day at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora on Wednesday. It was the second annual 'Day of Reflection', initiated by Bishop Richard J. Malone as a way to bring employees closer together in prayer and reflection as a reminder of how they are indeed working for God and the Church.
'Our Daily Bread' celebrates 20 years
Thu, Apr 7th 2016 09:00 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. These two spirited women religious cooked in kitchens all over our diocese. They visited the Tuscarora Indian Reservation, St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Olean, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Dunkirk, St. Mary's in Cattaraugus and many parishes in between.
Third-grade students learn to make rosaries
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 04:00 pm
KENMORE — Rosary making was recently taught to third-graders at St. John the Baptist School. The ornamental prayer beads, which emerged during the Middle Ages, continue to be a beloved, sacred tradition in honor of Jesus' mother, Mary, among Catholics.
Teens prepare for Polish pilgrimage at Elma retreat
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 03:55 pm
World Youth Day pilgrims explored their personal past, present and future at a daylong retreat on Divine Mercy Sunday. "Mercy Awakens" paid homage to the theme of WYD 2016, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."
Care for Creation Committee sponsors Earth Day events
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 09:00 am
In honor of Earth Day, the diocesan Care for Creation Committee will host prayer gatherings and events to honor Mother Earth and Sister Water to follow the example the pope set for Catholics to care for the planet. The facilitators of the events include sisters who are members of the Franciscan congregations in Western New York.
Getting back to normal at the cathedral
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 02:00 pm
If you walked into St. Joseph Cathedral on Monday afternoon, you would see very little evidence that there was a fire inside just days before. Masses went on as scheduled over the weekend and the smell of smoke has dissipated.
Bishop Malone: The great 50 days of Eastertide
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 10:00 am
If you would know the radical meaning of Easter, think of Melanie. Think of the thousands of new Catholics who were baptized around the world at the recent Easter Vigil, along with the many others, already Christian, who were received into full communion with the Catholic Church.
Career fair has students looking to the future
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:00 pm
Mary Queen of Angels School said hello to the doctors, designers and dancers of the future on March 30. The Cheektowaga school held its first career fair with students presenting on the jobs they might want when they become adults.
Remembering Mother Angelica
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 02:00 pm
Director of Radio Ministry Gregg Prince recalls his meeting and interview with Mother Angelica 15 years ago.
Parish tradition ties in well with Divine Mercy Sunday
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 10:20 am
On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3, St. Pius X Parish in Getzville will be tying a longstanding parish tradition in with the Holy Year of Mercy Pope Francis has declared. The parish will be offering confessions starting at 1:30 p.m., praying of the rosary at 2 p.m. and the Chaplet of Mercy at 2:45 p.m., and regular Mass at 3 p.m.
Unique vocation provides opportunities to evangelize
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:00 pm
A Western New York woman has chosen to follow an unusual vocation in which she commits herself to a single life by symbolically getting married to God instead of a human husband. It is one of the oldest rituals of the Catholic Church that remains relatively unknown.
Benedict XVI responds to Mother Angelica's death
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Benedict XVI had a special response to Mother Angelica's death falling on Easter Sunday: "it's a gift."
The moments of Holy Week 2016
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 09:00 am
Holy Week is one of the busiest and most important weeks in the Catholic calendar. From Palm Sunday to the Easter Vigil, take a look at some of our favorite moments in our new photo gallery.
Christ is the light at Easter Vigil service
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:40 pm
A few minutes after a darkened St. Joseph Cathedral was brought into light in a celebration for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Bishop Richard J. Malone called this day the most important moment in the Catholic Church's year during an Easter Vigil Saturday night.
Good Friday is the "wakeup call for the Church"
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 03:25 pm
As all the chatter of daily life keeps our minds racing, Good Friday "calls us to stop, learn and listen," Bishop Richard J. Malone said during a Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Passion service at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Holy Thursday is about 'self-emptying love'
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 12:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, washed the feet of twelve men, women, and children at the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper at St. Joseph Cathedral Thursday.
Easter Mass and OLV Basilica documentary to air Sunday
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 08:00 am
On Easter Sunday, March 27, two programs produced by Daybreak TV Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo will air on WKBW-TV Channel 7.
Chrism Mass reminds all of 'mission' to the Church
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 10:00 pm
Dozens of priests from across the Diocese of Buffalo stretched out their hands to join Bishop Richard J. Malone Tuesday evening in a blessing of sacred oils at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Catholic Charities raises $8 million after Appeal Week
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 11:50 am
BUFFALO - Bishop Richard J. Malone provided his report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal today, revealing $8,028,684.29 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2016.
St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 11:20 am
Whether you were there in downtown Buffalo Sunday afternoon or missed the event, you can now catch up on some of our favorite memories from the 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade in our new photo gallery.
Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral
Mon, Mar 14th 2016 10:35 am
The following liturgies are scheduled for Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Hospital chaplains deal with healing, forgiveness and moving forward
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 09:00 am
Catholic Health has more than 9,000 dedicated associates, who uphold the mission to reveal the healing love of Jesus to those in need. Recognizing that healing can take on many forms, dedicated hospital chaplains work every day to minister to the spiritual needs of patients and families.
Christ the King Seminary faculty to offer parish lectures
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 09:00 am
EAST AURORA — Members of the faculty of Christ the King Seminary will be offering a series of lectures at parishes throughout the diocese this spring. While there are always opportunities for people to visit the seminary for classes, workshops, retreats and lectures, the new lecture series brings the extensive knowledge of the seminary faculty, many of whom hold doctorate degrees in sacred theology or related fields, out into the diocese.
Reflecting on Sister Karen's life 10 years later
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 08:00 am
Sister Karen Klimczak, SSJ, was a Sister of St. Joseph who devoted her life to prison ministry in Buffalo, where she offered troubled men a second chance to become productive members of society.