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Daily themes suggested for Catholic Schools Week
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:00 am
The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2016 is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service." The annual observance, which is a project of the National Catholic Educational Association, starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2016 is Jan. 31-Feb. 6.
Youth convention brings opportunities to help others
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 04:00 pm
Teens from across the diocese will get to "Know Mercy" at this year's diocesan youth convention. Pope Francis' call for a Jubilee Year of Mercy throughout 2016 inspired the theme of the 64th annual gathering of Catholic teens.
New website helps young adults connect to faith
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 11:00 am
The diocesan Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry is reaching out to young adults through a new website.
Pro-Woman. Pro-Life. Is there really a contradiction?
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 10:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - "Women's liberation." "Women's rights movement." "War on women."
Despite blizzard, marchers pray for life
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 10:00 am
Once again, Buffalonians had their plans crushed by their archenemy - snow. An incoming blizzard forced a contingent of 360 people from the Diocese of Buffalo to flee Washington, D.C. just an hour before the March for Life began.
Preparing for WYD with the saints
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 03:00 pm
As time speeds by, World Youth Day gets closer and closer. The international gathering of Catholic teens and young adults will take place in less than eight months.
Pontifical Mission Societies welcomes new director
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
The diocesan Pontifical Mission Societies has welcomed its new director. Father Justus Ndyamukama, native of Tanzania, East Africa, will help support the Catholic faith in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Three Canisius students earn Eagle Scout rank
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 01:00 pm
Canisius High School juniors Joe Arno and Warren Arno, and Canisius High School senior Joe McEachon will each be awarded the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America on Sunday, January 24, in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony.
Poland comes to Alden for St. John's fundraiser
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 08:00 am
The town of Alden looked a lot like Poland when St. John the Baptist Parish held a special Polka Mass and dinner dance in January. World Youth Day pilgrims hosted the Polish Heritage Dancers and served up kielbasa and pierogi to raise funds for the summer pilgrimage to Krakow.
Bishop Malone joins local group for March for Life
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 01:00 pm
The 2016 March for Life will take place in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Jan. 22. Catholics and others in solidarity will join in a pilgrimage of public witness, penance and prayer for all those victimized by the1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
Conference aims to help women live faith lives more fully
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 10:00 am
A trio of women hope to start a fire in Buffalo, through holding a women's conference in the diocese. With the theme of "Igniting the Fire Within," these women wish to help all Catholic women to live their faith fully each day.
Diocese celebrates MLK Day with Mass
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 10:00 am
On Jan. 17, one day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Diocese of Buffalo honored the birthday of the late civil rights leader with a Mass at St. Martin de Porres Church in Buffalo. Bishop Martin D. Holley, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., was celebrant and homilist at this Mass, sponsored by the African-American Commission and the diocese's Office of Cultural Diversity.
Catholic Education Dinner provides help with tuition assistance
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 02:00 pm
The 16th annual Catholic Education dinner - GALA 22:6 - will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. More than 1,200 guests are expected to attend the event, which is The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo's largest annual fundraiser for Catholic education.
Bonaventure president announces retirement
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 10:15 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - After almost 20 years of service to the university, the last 12 as its president, St. Bonaventure University President Sister Margaret Carney, OSF, announced her decision to step down from the position on July 31.
Mercy for youth
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 10:00 am
Bishop Richard Malone's latest "Consider This" reflects on the Year of Mercy, how it relates to young people and the value of attending the 2016 Diocesan Youth Convention
Two priests receive new assignments
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has appointed two priests to new assignments and has reappointed two others to additional term at their current parishes.
Could Trump's Muslim ban threaten everyone's religious freedom?
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 10:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA) - A prominent proposal by GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump would ban Muslim immigrants from entering the U.S. and would monitor mosques in the country.
Nothing can stop God's mercy - not even sin, pope says
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 11:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - On Wednesday Pope Francis launched a new series of catechesis on mercy for his general audiences, telling pilgrims that the love and forgiveness of God can't be overcome by anything, including our sin.
Bishop Holley to preside at diocesan MLK Mass
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 10:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo will mark the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a special Mass on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church, 555 Northampton St., Buffalo. The Mass is sponsored by the African American Commission and the Office of Cultural Diversity for the Diocese of Buffalo.
Muslims say 'not my faith' to ISIS attacks
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 03:00 pm
Members of the Buffalo Muslim community want the public to know that recent attacks at Paris and San Bernardino, attributed to ISIS, run counter to the true foundation of the Muslim faith.
Bishop Malone to mark Roe v. Wade anniversary with Mass
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:00 am
A Mass for the observance of the 43rd anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion will take place on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m. at Divine Mercy Parish, 2437 Niagara St., Niagara Falls. The Mass serves as a symbol of reparation for the millions of unborn children, victims of abortion; reconciliation for all women and men who have been involved in an abortion; and recommitment to end abortion-on-demand in our nation.
Care for Creation Committee focuses on advocacy
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 11:20 am
In the coming weeks, an environmental advocacy group inspired by Pope Francis' encyclical on care for creation and the common home, "Laudato Si," or "Praised Be," plans to hold meetings to discuss further plans for promoting its goals including a renewed focus on advocating elected officials to pass greener policies. The diocesan Care for Creation Committee and its affiliated Creation Care team at SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Hamburg will have meetings at the parish on Jan. 5, 12 and 19.
Mass Mob calls for Mercy
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 11:00 am
Buffalo Mass Mob, the popular social media-driven campaign that draws crowds to Buffalo's oldest churches every few months, is set to descend upon St. Luke's Mission of Mercy Sunday afternoon.
In first prayer video, pope stresses interfaith unity: 'We are all children of God'
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 11:55 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - The Pope's first-ever video message on his monthly prayer intentions was released Tuesday, highlighting the importance of interreligious dialogue and the beliefs different faith traditions hold in common, such as the figure of God and love.
Catholic Charities kicks off 2016 campaign at new West Side health care center
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 01:00 pm
On Jan. 6, Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced the goal, patron and motto of Appeal 2016. The most comprehensive human service provider in Western New York is seeking $11 million to meet their ambitious plans for the upcoming year. This is an increase of $100,000 from last year's goal.
New Year musings from Bishop Malone
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 09:00 am
Bishop Malone opens the New Year with a number of thoughts and reflections.
Oblates to celebrate 200th anniversary of founding
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 09:05 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will celebrate Mass on Sunday, Jan. 24, at Holy Angels Parish in Buffalo in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Oblates also staff the West Side of Buffalo parishes of Holy Cross and Our Lady of Hope. In addition to the Mass, there will be performances by the cluster choir, consisting of choirs of all three parishes, including an African choir, youth choir and Burmese choir. The Mass which will celebrate contributions of the Oblates, will be followed by a reception at nearby D'Youville College in Buffalo.
Truth and Life Bible and app turn Scripture high-tech
Tue, Dec 29th 2015 10:00 am
For tech-savvy Catholics on the go, there is a new option to have the Bible in a more convenient format with the ability to search for any requested passage on demand.
Canisius High School student builds outdoor Stations of the Cross
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 09:00 am
A senior at Canisius High School in Buffalo turned his craftsmanship skills into a project that reflects his Catholic faith on the grounds of his home parish. Joseph McEachon, 17, made an outdoor Stations of the Cross display at St. Gregory the Great Parish in Williamsville for his Eagle Scout project.
Jesus brings joy on the 4th Sunday of Advent
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 02:00 pm
The 4th Sunday of Advent is a time to rejoice and to remember the reasons for joy in our lives, as Bishop Richard J. Malone explains in a new "Consider This."
Ladies of Charity provide toys, gifts for needy children and teens
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 01:00 pm
This Christmas season, the Ladies of Charity, a volunteer branch of Catholic Charities, is trying to ensure all children, regardless of their family's financial situation, will be able to have a merrier and warmer Christmas. The Ladies of Charity are participating in the Western New York Holiday Partnership, providing Christmas gifts and cold weather accessories for low-income children and teens.
It's official! Mother Teresa is going to be canonized
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - After months of anticipation, the miracle allowing for the canonization of Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta has officially been approved by the Vatican, though as of now no specific date for the event has been given.
Set plans for March for Life
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 09:25 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone, along with other representatives from the Buffalo Diocese and hundreds of thousands of Catholics from across the nation, will join in solidarity in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21- 22, 2016.
Bishop Malone: Take advantage of all the Jubilee Year of Mercy offers
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 09:00 am
I write this month from Baltimore, where the bishops of the United States are gathered for our annual Fall Plenary Meeting. As we concelebrated the Eucharist early this Sunday morning. I offered Mass for all of you who constitute the community of faith that is the Diocese of Buffalo. (Did you know that diocesan bishops offer one Mass each Sunday and holy day of obligation pro populo, that is, "for the people," just as pastors are required to do weekly for their parishioners?)
Catholic students learn computer programming
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 09:00 am
Computers have become so commonplace they have lost their mystique. The kids who eagerly programmed their Texas Instruments back in the '80s have grown up and been replaced with kids who can download any app to fit their fancy. Believe it or not, the world needs more programmers.
Bishop Malone opens the Holy Door and Year of Mercy
Mon, Dec 14th 2015 02:00 pm
On an unusually warm December day, Bishop Richard J. Malone opened the doors of St. Joseph Cathedral and welcomed the Year of Mercy in the Diocese of Buffalo. Opening the "Door of Mercy" symbolizes the welcoming of all to the Church.
Father Biernat receives papal honor in New York City
Mon, Dec 14th 2015 09:00 am
Father Leon Biernat received a papal honor, making him a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
Bishop Malone explains the value and mystery of Mercy
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 09:00 am
As the world (and the Diocese of Buffalo) begins to celebrate the Year of Mercy, Bishop Richard J. Malone discusses the mystery of mercy through passages from the Pope in a new "Consider This."
Fatima Shrine celebrates 25th annual Festival of Lights
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:25 am
"Jesus is the reason for the season." How many times have we heard this saying and and wondered where Jesus is among all the twinkling lights, merry tunes, and bustling shoppers rushing home with their treasures? Community and civic light displays are everywhere, but where is Jesus?
Christmas at the Cathedral
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:00 am
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, has scheduled a number of celebrations during the Advent and Christmas seasons.