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St. Philip relic venerated in Cheektowaga parish
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 11:00 am
On May 3, St. Philip the Apostle Church was able to celebrate the feast day of its patron with the saint himself. The Cheektowaga parish presented a first-class relic of St. Philip. Rows of people lined up to venerate the small chip of bone over the weekend.
Dennis Walczyk honored at NYS Catholic Charities directors annual two-day convening in Albany
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 12:00 pm
Dennis C. Walczyk, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, and Mary Elizabeth Hurson, vice president of Family Stabilization Services of Catholic Charities Brooklyn Queens, were honored by the New York State Council of Catholic Charities Directors at a reception in Albany recently.
Bishop Malone offers David Bellavia heartfelt congratulations
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 03:45 pm
On behalf of the people of the Diocese of Buffalo, it is with joy and gratitude that Bishop Richard J. Malone offers his congratulations to staff sergeant and WBEN radio host David Bellavia for being the first ever living Iraqi war veteran to receive the Medal of Honor.
The Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement Act
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 11:00 am
Last month I was once again part of a team that spent a weekend inside a local prison conducting a retreat for the inmates there. We always learn a little more about their lives behind bars, and I am always dismayed at some of the stories about the prison's use of solitary confinement, also known as isolated confinement and known in slang as "the box."
Soundboard: Youth Board gave me confidence
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 12:00 pm
Coming onto Youth Board I was a very shy and not very confident person, but now coming off of Youth Board I am more confident in myself and am open to talking more.
Diocesan priests gather for annual convocation
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 09:00 am
Faced with the biggest crisis of confidence in a decade, priests from around the Diocese of Buffalo came together to attend their annual three-day convocation at Christ the King Seminary June 4-6.
Statement about Priest Convocation 2019
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 06:00 pm
Priests from the Diocese of Buffalo gathered from June 4-6 at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora for their annual Convocation. The theme of this year's gathering was "Together: Renew, Recommit, Restore - to give you a future of hope."
Sister Mary Oliver Cabana, SSMN, 1928-2019
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 03:30 pm
Sister Mary Oliver Cabana, an educator and parish minister, died May 20, 2019, at St. Mary Center in Buffalo. She was 90 years old.
Father LaMarca to cheer on Communications Campaign
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 03:00 pm
Interesting fact: Father Michael LaMarca once donned the giant head of Buster Bison and pumped up baseball fans as the Buffalo Bisons' mascot. Now he's doing the same for the diocesan Office of Communications, minus the giant Buffalo head.
We Will Be Your Witness
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 03:00 pm
The Easter Sunday bombings of worship sites in Sri Lanka captured the attention of the world. In the days that followed, news outlets shared stories about the increasing death toll of victims numbering about 300 and the arrest of 24 persons who carried out the attacks
Knights of Columbus raise funds for two ultrasound machines
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 10:00 am
The Knights of Columbus came two steps closer to their nationwide goal of placing 1,000 ultrasound machines into pro-life pregnancy centers, hospitals and clinics, when they presented the diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities with a check to purchase a pair of handheld units.
Bishop Malone to host 2019 Listening Sessions
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 05:50 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, in conjunction with the Presbyteral Council, Vicars Forane, and the Movement to Restore Trust, will host a series of Listening Sessions across the Diocese of Buffalo during the next few months.
Deacon Samuel G. Puleo 1943-2019
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 03:00 pm
Deacon Samuel G. Puleo, a retired attorney, died May 9, 2019, of throat cancer. He was living in Port Charlotte, Fla., at the time of his death.
Year of Healing events in Tri-County Vicariate begins
Tue, Jun 4th 2019 02:00 pm
The Year of Prayer and Healing in the Diocese of Buffalo comes to the Tri-County Vicariate in June, beginning with an opening Mass at 7:30 a.m. Monday, June 3, at St. Aloysius Church in Springville, followed by an all-day adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and 7 p.m. prayer service.
Bishop Malone extends congratulation to new Bishop-elect of Syracuse
Tue, Jun 4th 2019 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo extends his prayers and congratulations, and those of the faithful of the Diocese of Buffalo, to Bishop-elect Douglas J. Lucia upon his appointment by Pope Francis as the 11th bishop of Syracuse.
Diocese welcomes eight new priests!
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 11:00 am
Eight happy men completed one leg of their vocational journey and prepared to start the next as they were ordained to the priesthood during a difficult time for the Diocese of Buffalo and the Catholic Church worldwide.
Don't let your cell phone become an addiction, Pope Francis warns
Fri, May 31st 2019 01:05 pm
Pope Francis met with a group of high school students this weekend, encouraging them to monitor their cell phone use, so as not to create obstacles to a culture of encounter.
Meet the newest priests of the Diocese of Buffalo
Fri, May 31st 2019 12:00 pm
Get to know the newest priests from their home parish to their favorite quote in the bible.
Bishop Malone makes determinations on four priests following independent Diocesan Review Board recommendations
Thu, May 30th 2019 09:00 am
On May 28, 2019, the Independent Diocesan Review Board met and carefully considered the report of Investigator Thomas E. Fowler, Jr., who had been asked to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse against
D'Youville College awarded competitive Active Learning Center Grant by Steelcase Education
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:00 pm
D'Youville has been awarded a Steelcase Active Learning Center grant which will transform space at the intersection of D'Youville and Leonardo da Vinci High School PS 212 into a living laboratory to support learning
New location, later date for the Rev. Bednar Golf Tournament
Wed, May 29th 2019 12:00 pm
The 16th annual Rev. Merrick Bednar Memorial Golf Tournament to support Christ the King Seminary is moving from May to June and is also switching to a new venue. The 2019 event will be held on Monday, June 17, at Brookfield Country Club in Clarence.
Poulin named director of the Office of Sacramental and Family Life
Tue, May 28th 2019 04:00 pm
In early April, Father Peter Karalus, announced the appointment of Maureen Poulin as director of the Office of Sacramental and Family Life, a newly-created position and department.
Bishop Malone to ordain eight new priests
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:15 am
On Saturday, June 1, Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will ordain eight men to the priesthood. This is the largest class to be ordained since 1985. The ordination Mass takes place at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, at 9:30 a.m.
The ever-recurring confrontation between Christ and Caesar
Fri, May 24th 2019 03:00 pm
I have recently been reading a book entitled "In Solitary Witness: The life and death of Franz Jagerstatter" by Gordon Zahn. Zahn was a professor of sociology at Loyola University, but more importantly,
Msgr. Burkard looks forward to retirement, but not saying goodbye just yet
Fri, May 24th 2019 11:00 am
Fifty years is a nice round number for a priestly career. Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard, will celebrate his golden anniversary in the priesthood on May 12, and begin easing into retirement.
Bush fire hits South Sudan killing 33, critically burning over 60
Thu, May 23rd 2019 04:00 pm
A bush fire hit South Sudan on May 7, killing 33 and leaving over 60 critically ill from burns.
NATO military alliance incompatible with Gospel nonviolence
Thu, May 23rd 2019 11:00 am
As foreign ministers of the 29 member nations of NATO, gathered in Washington, D.C., on April 3-4 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of this largest military alliance
Omaha artist paints one-of-a-kind Paschal candles
Wed, May 22nd 2019 10:00 am
Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Caravaggio have blessed mankind with stunning works of art. They gave themselves ample space to create. For Michelangelo, it was the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. For Rembrandt and Caravaggio, often it was large canvases.
Diocese names new President-Rector of Christ the King Seminary
Tue, May 21st 2019 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone is pleased to announce that Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, CM, has been named the new president-rector of Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, N.Y. Father Creagh will be assuming the position sometime this summer, replacing Father John Staak, OMI, who's been the interim president-rector for the past eight months.
When God visits us, will we know?
Tue, May 21st 2019 11:00 am
Signs of summer are everywhere! Sunshine, patio furniture taken out, the barbecue being fired up, shedding of jackets and winter coats - elements that everyone looks forward to.
Baptism: Faith in Jesus, Faith of Jesus or both?
Mon, May 20th 2019 12:00 pm
The Easter Vigil includes the Liturgy of baptism with the blessing of baptismal water and the renewal of baptismal promises.
Six men to receive holy orders as deacons
Fri, May 17th 2019 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will ordain six men as deacons on Saturday, May 25, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo.
Catholic Charities gears up for Hope Day fundraising
Fri, May 17th 2019 11:00 am
After the success of last year's online focused fundraising campaign, Catholic Charities is bringing back Hope Day on May 17 to attract new donors to contribute to the social service agency's $11 million annual appeal.
Catholic Charities brings grandparents's care into Buffalo schools
Thu, May 16th 2019 11:20 am
Kids need grandparents. Retirees need something to do with their days. And to be honest, teachers could use a little help in the classroom. Catholic Charities addresses all these needs with their Foster Grandparent program.
Knights of Columbus teams with Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, Catholic Health and Mount St. Mary's Hospital to bring Ultrasounds to Area Clinics
Wed, May 15th 2019 04:00 pm
As part of a national initiative to place 1,000 ultrasound machines in pro-life pregnancy centers, hospitals and clinics throughout the country, the Knights of Columbus along with the Diocese of Buffalo, are donating funds to purchase additional hand-held sonogram machines to benefit Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Catholic Health.
Sister Mary Thaddeus Pogorzala, CSSF, educator
Tue, May 14th 2019 04:00 pm
Sister Mary Thaddeus, 89, a Felician Sister for 66 years, died in the Blessed Mary Angela Care Center, Buffalo, on May 7, 2019.
Parishioners Meet at Our Mother of Good Counsel
Tue, May 14th 2019 10:00 am
On Monday, May 13, parishioners of Our Mother of Good Counsel in Blasdell hosted a private meeting to discuss recent events which involved their pastor, Rev. Robert J. Orlowski, and raised concerns about actions which might be construed as sexual harassment.
Easter brings a 'new world,' Pope Francis says in Urbi et Orbi
Mon, May 13th 2019 01:00 pm
Christ's resurrection ushers in a new world - one of peace, love and fraternity, Pope Francis said on Easter Sunday, as he prayed for the many people who are suffering throughout the world.
A call to evangelization of mothers
Sun, May 12th 2019 12:00 pm
The early Christians in England had a celebration for mothers on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor the mother of Christ. It later included the "Mother Church" and on this day people were expected to return to the mother church from which they would get their strength from the spiritual power which gave them life and protected them from harm.
Sister Victoria Masterpaul, OSF 1936-2019
Fri, May 10th 2019 01:00 pm
Sister Victoria Masterpaul, who served the Diocese of Buffalo in various ministries, died April 15, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany. She was 83.