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Statement from Bishop Malone regarding tragedy at Poway synagogue
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 03:00 pm
On behalf of the Diocese of Buffalo, we condemn, in the strongest terms, the evil and cowardly act that took place at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue on Saturday. No one should be in fear in a house of worship, including our Jewish brothers and sisters. We were not given from God a spirit of fear, but one of love and courage.
St. Teresa's in South Buffalo has extra colorful Easter season
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 02:35 pm
Eggs weren't the only things St. Teresa's parishioners had to color this Easter. The Buffalo parish has produced coloring books, with drawings of the 122-year-old church and its artwork, as a gift to its parishioners.
Father Ronald A. Bagienski 1943-2019
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 02:00 pm
Father Ronald A. Bagienski, who served as pastor of Holy Apostles, SS. Peter & Paul Parish in Buffalo for 20 years, suffered a fatal heart attack April 9, 2019, while on a cruise in Lima, Peru.
Sister Barbara Connolly, GNSH 1939-2019
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 04:00 pm
Sister Barbara Connolly, GNSH, educator and social worker, died April 1, 2019, in White Plains. She was 79 years old and in the 62nd year of her religious life.
CRS advocate for international food security
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 12:25 pm
In March and April of this year, Catholic Relief Services, in partnership with Catholic Charities, visited the offices in New York state of virtually every member of Congress and both senators.
Protocol followed after incident at Hamburg Rectory
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 08:00 pm
On the evening of April 11, 2019, a social gathering of seminarians and priests took place at Saints Peter & Paul Parish Rectory in Hamburg.
God's Generous Love, the Paschal Mystery
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:00 am
From the moment that God pronounced the words, "Let there be light," a perpetual spring of generosity has inundated the world. God set the energy of his self-donating love and divine revelation in motion.
Apostle of the Apostles: St. Mary of Magdala
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 03:00 pm
On June 16, 2017, the Vatican raised the liturgical memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to the rank of a liturgical feast and published a new preface for her, characterizing her as "the apostle of the apostles."
Catholic tips to care for creation and the environment
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 08:00 am
As concern for the environment continues to be a talking point in the world, the celebration of Earth Day in April is one reminder that one of the most prominent Catholic social teachings is care fore creation. Pope Francis made it the topic of his encyclical "Laudato Si," writing, "We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth; our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters."
Diocese of Buffalo celebrates the Holy Week Triduum
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 09:55 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo is celebrating the Holy Week Triduum of the Roman Catholic Church during this sacred time leading up to Easter Sunday.
Diocese sees renewal at Chrism Mass
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 04:00 pm
At the annual Chrism Mass, clergy renewed their priestly promises, oils were blessed, chrism was consecrated and Bishop Richard J. Malone reaffirmed his commitment to safe environments within the Diocese of Buffalo. The Mass drew diocesan clergy and congregants to St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo Tuesday, April 16.
Never abandoned
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:00 pm
We are living through very difficult times. Many are living paycheck to paycheck. As we became more aware of, with the government shutdown and so many families not even being able to eat. Many in our society are homeless, including families
Gianna Banquet stands up for women, unborn
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 05:10 pm
A full house of 400 people packed the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga on Feb. 26 to hear from those who work and live behind the front lines of abortion.
Diocese of Buffalo and Movement Restore Trust Announce Reform Initiatives
Sun, Apr 14th 2019 04:00 pm
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and the Movement to Restore Trust (MRT), an independent organization of Catholic laity formed to lead a movement to restore trust and confidence in the Church in the wake of the clergy sex abuse scandal, jointly announce their ongoing partnership through the creation of a Joint Implementation Team (JIT).
Christ the King School hosts hoops invitational
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:00 pm
For an hour, the gym floor at Christ the King School was awash with a sea of yellow and red jerseys as Christ the King battled St. Gregory the Great for the sixth-grade girls basketball championship
10 things you should know about Holy Week
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 09:55 am
We've compiled a list of 10 things you should know about Holy Week, what happens during Holy Week, what are the names of the days of Holy Week, and a few more nuggets of knowledge even the most faithful Catholics may have missed.
Diocese Requests That Media and Others Respect Privacy of Victim-Survivors
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 08:00 pm
Fair and objective reporting is essential to accurate coverage of controversial issues such as the crisis involving past child abuse in our diocese. Impartiality aids accuracy. Recent media attacks by a television reporter alleging that the diocese has not "come clean about the true scope" of the sexual abuse that occurred in this diocese are simply not accurate.
Statement Regarding Child Sexual Abuse from Bishop Richard J. Malone
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 07:00 pm
The subject of child sexual abuse is one that rightfully has been the focus of intense media attention in recent years. It is a problem that, unfortunately, extends far beyond the Diocese of Buffalo and far beyond the Church. Yet despite the intense media coverage, many of the important facts regarding the scourge of child sexual abuse and the response of the Church and our diocese are either unmentioned or misstated in the news. I write today to correct some of those errors.
Father Quinlivan uses Stations of the Cross to address suffering Church
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 11:00 am
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish put a modern spin on an old tradition.
Diocese announces new Executive Director of Financial Administration
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone is pleased to announce that the position of Executive Director of Financial Administration at the Diocese of Buffalo will be filled by Charles Mendolera
O'Hara goes across the Pacific to partner with Chinese school
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 10:00 am
Cardinal O'Hara High School will soon be saying, "Ni hao," to a lot more international students. The Tonawanda school has signed a deal with the Kent School of China that will bring up to 20 students a year from China to Western New York to learn in the Catholic tradition while preparing for college in America.
New Pastor to Head Our Lady of Victory
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:30 pm
Rev. Msgr. David LiPuma will be the new Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Basilica and President of Our Lady of Victory (OLV) Institutions beginning June 1, 2019.
Catholic Charities awarded funds for immigration program
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo was recently named a recipient of two grant awards totaling nearly $2.9 million, over five years, to support the services it provides through its Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program, especially addressing barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.
SBU's Franciscan Institute cancels conference on Franciscan reform and church abuse crisis
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 08:00 am
The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University has canceled an academic conference on Franciscan reform and the sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church.
Volunteerism speaks to heart of Catholic Charities mission
Fri, Apr 5th 2019 03:00 pm
As Catholic Charities prepares for another Appeal Week, in which the social service organization attempts to raise the bulk of its $11 million fundraising goal, their work throughout the Diocese of Buffalo would not be possible without another kind of donation: time.
Mass to be held for those touched by adoption
Fri, Apr 5th 2019 10:15 am
The diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities and Baker Victory Services are sponsoring a Mass for all those who have been touched by adoption -- birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, grandparents and other relatives.
Sister Elizabeth Kovacs, SSS 1929-2019
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 09:00 am
Sister Elizabeth Kovacs was born in a village of Western Hungary on Nov. 16, 1929. She was the second of three daughters of a Catholic family.
Area youth gather to 'Power Up' at annual convention
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 09:00 am
More than 600 high school students from all across the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo gathered for the 67th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention as they participated and got to "Power Up" their faith and relationship with God and others at the Buffalo Grand Hotel March 1-3.
St. Bonaventure's Franciscan Institute hosting conference on abuse crises in Catholic Church
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 04:00 pm
The Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University is hosting a conference on "Franciscan Reform and the Abuse Crises in the Catholic Church" on April 12-13 in the Robert R. Jones Trustees Room in Doyle Hall.
Pro-lifers should plan to see 'Unplanned'
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 04:10 pm
"Unplanned" is a movie you probably wouldn't find unless you knew what to look for, but it is a movie you will tell others about. The low-budget film from Pure Flix tells the true story of Abby Johnson a Planned Parenthood clinic manager who made a 180-degree turn to be a pro-life advocate.
Sister Ann Marie Striegl, GNSH, 1934-2019
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 01:00 pm
Sister Ann Marie Striegl, GNSH, who spent more than 40 years in the Diocese of Buffalo, died March 25, 2019, at the age of 84. She was formerly known as Sister John Bosco.
Nursing homes, shut-ins and the sick seek Communion
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:00 pm
Through life's journey, all people in time will reach the end of the road in one state or another. In many cultures the elders of the community are treasured, protected and well cared for by family, friends and colleagues.
Brother Xavier O'Neill, FMMA 1924-2019
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 02:00 pm
Brother Xavier O'Neill, who has spent 75 years living out the Brothers of Mercy mission of serving the sick and elderly, died March 18, 2019, at the Brother's Clarence residence. He was 94.
Bishop appoints new pastor for Cheektowaga parish
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:40 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone recently announced new pastors for several area parishes.
Western New York never lets down neighbors in need
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 11:00 am
We are honored and excited to serve as chairs for the 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities. We have been involved with Catholic Charities for years as parishioners at St. Mark Parish in Buffalo, and as donors and appeal volunteers. We have learned and experienced firsthand how the organization serves our neighbors in need.
Sister Anne Peter Motto 1931-2019
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 10:00 am
Sister Anne Peter Motto, a Franciscan Sisters of Allegany for over 60 years, died March 9, 2019, at the age of 87.
Msgr. Donald R. Wangler 1931-2019
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 12:00 pm
Msgr. Donald R. Wangler, who served the Diocese of Buffalo for over 60 years, died March 22, 2019, while at Father Baker Manor in Orchard Park. He was 87.
Swormville Catholic school excels in Future City comp
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 11:00 am
As area Catholic schools embrace STREAM education, it's helping to transform perceptions about private religious education. One example occurred in January, as St. Mary School of Swormville placed third overall in the annual Future City Competition held at Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore.
STREAM-ing at St. Mary's Elementary School in Lancaster
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 02:00 pm
STREAM integration at St. Mary's Elementary School is in its fourth year. "Through planning, organization, and professional development for our teachers, we now fully integrate STREAM in all classes every day," said Becky Hoag, coordinator for St. Mary's Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics program. In the classrooms, teachers engage students in project-based learning experiences which allow for cross-curricular integration of topics and themes to be learned.
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity names director of Mission advancement and director of Annual Giving
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 11:00 am
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity has promoted Eileen Hudson, CFRE, to director of Mission Advancement, and promoted Tom Lucia to Director of Annual Giving. Hudson will provide strategic direction for mission advancement activities across the footprint of OLV organizations including major, planned and corporate foundation fundraising programs that benefit the missions of the Homes of Charity, Baker Victory Services, and OLV National Shrine & Basilica and OLV Elementary. Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity (HOC) promotes Tom Lucia to Director of Annual Giving.