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Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:00 am
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward M. Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, effective today.
Youth Convention kicks off with message of 'Christ is alive'
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 01:00 pm
With that the 68th annual diocesan Youth Convention kicked off, seeing hundreds of teenagers gather at the Buffalo Grand Hotel for a weekend of faith, fun and friendship.
Buffalo Diocese Embarks on Path Toward Reorganization
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 08:00 am
Chapter 11 filing aims to provide resolution for the most number of individuals who have been harmed by past by sexual abuse while continuing the work of Catholic ministry
Statement of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger Regarding Priest Gathering at St. Leo the Great Parish
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 12:35 pm
"Concern has been expressed over my decision to allow priests who have been placed on administrative leave or who do not have faculties to celebrate the sacraments publicly to participate in Mass with me and other priests of the Diocese yesterday.
Christ will be alive at annual youth convention
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:00 pm
Christ is alive, and the Diocese of Buffalo wants everyone to know it.
Sister Eileen Barrett, OSF
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 11:00 am
Sister Eileen Barrett, whose teaching career spanned nearly six decades, died Feb.15, 2020, at Sisters of St. Francis Amherst. She was 89.
Sister M. Anthony Reichmuth, OSF, 1927-2020
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 01:15 pm
Sister M. Anthony Reichmuth, OSF, who spent the greater part of her ministry as a cook for the students of Stella Niagara, died Feb. 16, 2020, at Stella Niagara Health Center, Stella Niagara.
'For a famine had gripped the whole world' Gen. 41:57
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 01:00 pm
As I write this reflection, wildfires ravage Australia, attributed to record high temperatures and record low rainfall.
Father Bill Quinlivan celebrates his brother priests on a new CD
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 12:00 pm
At a time when the priesthood and the Catholic Church is under fire for abuse, Father Bill Quinlivan recorded a CD honoring his fellow priests.
Father Dennis G. Riter
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 02:00 pm
Father Dennis G. Riter, who has ministered to the Hispanic community of the Buffalo Diocese since his ordination, died Feb. 8, 2020, at Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.
Reflecting on Pope Francis' 2020 World Day of Peace message
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 12:00 pm
This new year, this new decade, begins much like the past year, the past decade: wars between countries, wars within countries, nations around the globe
Christ the King Seminary to Cease Operations in Current Form
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 11:00 am
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, announces that the Board of Trustees of Christ the King Seminary has approved a motion to cease operations of the institution at the end of the current academic year.
I believe in Miracles
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 12:00 pm
St. Therese. The saint I always associated with my mother.
Sound Board: Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:35 pm
Has there ever been a time in your life when you've felt God's love for you truly and intimately?
Marian consecration and the call to spiritual renewal
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:00 pm
"Where there is unprecedented evil, God wants to give unprecedented grace."
Zoomobile bring turtle power to St. Peter's
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 02:00 pm
Turtles, sharks and elephants came to St. Peter School, not in a thundering stampede but as passengers in the Buffalo Zoo's Zoomobile.
We came, we saw, we marched
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 03:10 pm
The 47th annual March for Life took place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 24.
LeRoy community braves weather to support life
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 10:25 am
A couple hundred residents of LeRoy braved the elements to show their support of unborn human life on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Teachers, students, champions of education honored at 20th annual Catholic Education Dinner - GALA 22:6
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 12:00 pm
Two Southern Tier elementary students were among the many honorees at GALA 22:6, the 20th annual Catholic education dinner on Jan. 23.
Sister Consolacion B. Briones, RSM, 1936-2020
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:00 pm
Sister Consolacion B. Briones, who served as a dentist, nurse and pastoral minister, died Jan. 14, 2020.
Dream it - Believe it - Live it!
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 03:00 pm
This past January we celebrated a diocesan Mass in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It took place on Jan. 19 at St. Martin de Porres Church in Buffalo.
Father John P. Mack is looking for a live liver donor
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 10:40 am
The people of Western New York are known for their generosity and willingness to give to help others. One priest has a need that may be a tall order. Father John Mack needs a liver from a living donor.
Sister Mary David Rapnicki, FSSJ
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 10:00 am
Sister Mary David Rapnicki died peacefully on Jan. 9, 2020, at St. Francis Park, Hamburg in the 88th year of life and the 70th year of religious life.
Father Daniel Ogbeifun appointed pastor in Lockport
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 12:40 pm
Father Daniel E. Ogbeifun has been appointed pastor of All Saints Parish in Lockport.
Catholic Charities kicks off Appeal 2020
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 04:00 pm
Catholic Charities announced the launch of Appeal 2020 with a goal of $10 million on Jan. 14. Using the theme "Think of Me," Catholic Charities hopes people think of their neighbors when donating.
Pro-Vita Awards recognize dedication, service to life causes
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 02:00 pm
Pro-life supporters from across the diocese gathered on Jan. 11 to celebrate Mass and congratulate recipients of the Pro-Vita Award, which recognizes dedication to the sanctity of life.
QCA's 'NOT the Red Button' art installation to be an interactive mix of irony, sarcasm and fun
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 04:00 pm
Installation artist Abraham Ferraro will visit St. Bonaventure University to construct the installation "NOT the Red Button" in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts' Front Gallery Jan. 24.
Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 11:00 am
The newly established "Sunday of the Word of God" is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his word, Pope Francis said.
This New Year, Keep Your Eye on the Prize
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 12:00 pm
Paul writes to the Church of Philippi from jail, "I do not claim that I have already succeeded or have already become perfect.
East Side parish celebrate Three Kings Day with house blessing
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 04:00 pm
The 12 days of Christmas ends on the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day, which marks the day the magi visited the baby Jesus. Father William "Jud" Weiksnar, OFM, and a small team from SS. Columba-Brigid Parish on Buffalo's West Side celebrate the day with a European tradition of visiting and blessing houses of their parishioners.
Rick Cronin announced as 2020 Catholic Charities Appeal Chair
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 01:00 pm
Dennis C. Walczyk, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, has announced that Rick Cronin will serve as chair of the 2020 annual Catholic Charities Appeal.
Moving forward in equal privilege of faith
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 11:25 am
I am grateful to have encountered so many wonderful people in these early days as your apostolic administrator, and as I continue to walk with you during this time of transition.
In response to allegations brought forth today in a press conference regarding a current member of Diocesan clergy, as well as a deceased member
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:10 pm
In response to allegations brought forth today in a press conference regarding a current member of Diocesan clergy, as well as a deceased member, the Diocese has provided the following statement:
Make of our hearts a creche for Christ's birth
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:00 pm
St. Teresa of Calcutta once said, "This Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God's own love and concern."
Sister Frances Miritello, OSF 1943-2019
Mon, Dec 23rd 2019 03:00 pm
Sister Frances Miritello, longtime educator with the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at Olean General Hospital. She was 76.
St Louis Parish carries on German Mass tradition
Mon, Dec 23rd 2019 03:00 pm
On Dec. 1, St. Louis Church, the oldest Catholic parish in Buffalo, became the new home for Buffalo's Weihnachtsmesse. That's German for Christmas Mass.