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Mount Mercy Academy soccer team receives honor
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 10:00 am
The 2016 Mount Mercy Magic varsity soccer team was named the winner of the 2017 Soccer Officials Sportsmanship Award. The award is given to the girls' soccer team in Western New York that exhibits the best sportsmanship throughout the season. All schools, both private and public are considered for this honor.
Cardinal O'Hara inducts two into school's Fine Arts Hall of Fame
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 10:00 am
Cardinal O'Hara High School will honor two new inductees into the school's Fine Arts Hall of Fame.
Lenten 'Les Misérables' retreat at Center of Renewal
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 10:00 am
STELLA NIAGARA — The Center of Renewal is pleased to announce a special Thursday through Sunday weekend retreat during Lent, "Les Misérables: A Lenten Retreat," from Feb. 22-25. This unique, reflective and interactive Lenten retreat will run from Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch.
Canisius student gives back
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 09:00 am
If there were an award for the Canisius student involved in the most extracurricular activities, Matthew Sullivan would certainly be a top contender. He has embraced the Ignatian concept of magis by taking the lead on several projects to help children in Buffalo and around the world. "My mom always says that nothing you have matters if you can't share it," said Sullivan.
Bishop recognizes the difference in Catholic schools during pastoral visit
Thu, Feb 1st 2018 02:00 pm
As the Diocese of Buffalo celebrates its educational institutions during Catholic Schools Week, Bishop Richard J. Malone made a pastoral visit to St. Aloysius Church and Regional School in Springville Thursday morning.
'Let It Begin With Me' honors students who make a difference
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 02:00 pm
Catholics believe that the first step in making a difference in the world is starting with oneself. Under the leadership of its new principal, Jonna Johnson, St. John the Baptist School in Alden has chosen to honor those students who have gone a step further to better their community through acts of selflessness and kindness to others.
Pondering with God's Word: The importance of names in Genesis
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 02:00 pm
When reading biblical narratives, one looks for patterns and changes. Throughout Genesis, we recognize the pattern in God's interaction with humans: blessing, sin, punishment and blessing. A change in content gives two distinct parts to Genesis, the primal stories, chapters one to 11, and the narratives of the founding leaders of Israel, chapters 12 to 50. Genealogies also abound in Genesis and further divide the book into sections. Of interest here is the genealogy of the descendants of Noah and their expansion throughout the world (10:1-11:32). Curiously, within the list of descendants of Noah's the third son, Shem, one finds the Tower of Babel story, 11:1-9.
Holy Name Societies begin the journey into new year
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 01:00 pm
As we started this year of Our Lord 2018, the Diocesan Union of Holy Name Societies, our present officers and our executive board continued to make their personal commitments to the society. I personally thanked all these men and women for coming together to continue our wonderful movement. We are always in need of more good men and, in some parishes, women to fill the void of many men who are not Holy Name participants.
White Mass recognizes health care workers, persons with special needs
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 11:00 am
Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo for the annual Diocesan White Mass, with Anointing of the Sick, at 4:30 p.m. All doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals will receive a special blessing from our principal celebrant, Bishop Richard J. Malone.
New technology at St. Mary School enhances learning
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 09:00 am
SWORMVILLE — The dream of one-to-one computing has been realized at St. Mary School, thanks to the generosity of the St. Mary's faith community and the creativity of the St. Mary's faculty. All students are benefiting from the latest technology and teaching methods that technology brings to the classroom.
Dynamic parish life, engagement key to faith formation
Tue, Jan 30th 2018 12:00 pm
Since Bishop Richard J. Malone approved the diocese's newest faith formation curriculum, "Forming Disciples," for gradual implementation over the next few years, parishes have been making changes in religious education programs in terms of how parish communities learn together.
Williamsville art teacher gives confidence, receives award
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 04:00 pm
Students of SS. Peter & Paul School in Williamsville learn about the atrocities of Auschwitz in art class. They develop pride in their school in art class. They discover confidence in art class. They learn about art from Mary McIntyre.
Five keys to Catholic education
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 04:00 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (CNA/EWTN News) — Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, recently proposed five keys for pastoral education "to respond in depth to the current challenges of society."
NYS Catholic Charities to honor two, including Buffalo director
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 04:20 pm
Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, the retiring diocesan director of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, and Emmie Glynn Ryan, general counsel, chief corporate compliance officer and senior vice president of Catholic Charities Brooklyn Queens, will be honored by the New York State Council of Catholic Charities Directors at a reception on Monday, February 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Albany. The reception is part of the Council's two-day convening February 5-6, in which Catholic Charities personnel from throughout New York State advocate with elected and state agency officials on important issues of concern to the poor and vulnerable.
St. John's students use hi-tech tools in science
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 04:00 pm
Technology has created quite an effect at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore, and now the students have the tools to measure that reaction.
Olean Association to honor former Bonaventure president
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 01:00 pm
The Greater Olean Association of Church has announced former St. Bonaventure University President Sister Margaret Carney, OSF, as recipient of the 2018 Ecumen Award and the Agency Recognition Award.
St. Gianna Benefit Banquet includes keynote by EWTN personality
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 11:30 am
The Department of Pro-Life Activities of the Diocese of Buffalo will hold the 7th annual St. Gianna Benefit Banquet on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center, the pastoral outreach of the Department of Pro-Life Activities for the Diocese of Buffalo, provides material, emotional, and spiritual support to mothers, fathers and young families in need from pregnancy through the first years of life. The center follows the example of St. Gianna Molla, the patron saint of physicians, pregnant mothers and unborn children, in respecting, protecting, and cherishing all human life as a precious gift from God. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to support the center. Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone will provide opening remarks and this year's keynote speaker will be Catholic activist Gloria Purvis.
Sister Mary Conrad Marie Glica, FSSJ (1934-2017)
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 11:25 am
Sister Mary Conrad Marie Glica, FSSJ, died Jan. 1, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Convent in Hamburg. She was 83.
Sister Ann Frances Hemberger, SSMN (1935-2017)
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 11:00 am
Sister Ann Frances Hemberger, SSMN, died Dec. 12, 2017, at St. Mary Center in Buffalo. She was 82.
Buffalo Peace House celebrates five years helping asylum seekers
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 09:00 am
On Saturday, January 27 at 4:00 p.m., Bishop Richard J. Malone will celebrate an Asylum Seekers and Refugee Awareness Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Athol Springs. It will mark the fifth anniversary of Buffalo Peace House. A reception will follow in the Parish Social Center with a meet and greet with the bishop as well as residents and alumni of the Buffalo Peace House. Tours of the house will also be available.
Bishop reappoints pastor of St. Louis Parish
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has reappointed Msgr. Salvatore Manganello as pastor of St. Louis Parish for a third term of six years.
Bishop Malone to celebrate White Mass
Wed, Jan 24th 2018 04:00 pm
Healthcare professionals will be recognized at the White Mass on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo. Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the principal celebrant and will offer a special blessing for those working in the healthcare field.
Catholic Charities' Project HOPE moves back to former location
Wed, Jan 24th 2018 04:00 pm
Catholic Charities announced on that Project HOPE (Helping Older People Excel), a care coordination program for seniors in Erie County who have been diagnosed with a mental health illness, recently relocated from 20 Rich St., Buffalo, to its former location at 128 Wilson St., Buffalo.
St. Gerard alumni to hold 50th anniversary celebration
Wed, Jan 24th 2018 10:40 am
In honor of their 50th anniversary, alumni of St. Gerard School's class of 1968 are planning a special celebration in April, and have been trying to touch base with classmates in the area who would be interested in participating.
Bishops react to Kentucky high school shooting
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 04:00 pm
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on today's shootings at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. The shooting has left up to two dead and more than a dozen others injured.
Bishop Malone: Why I am a Catholic, and you should be too
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 02:00 pm
When I mentioned to a friend that I intended to write this month's column on the new evangelization, he accused me of having an obsession - a "holy" obsession, he qualified - with that theme. I told him that if I do indeed have such an obsession, it is because I am convinced that the work of helping people encounter Jesus Christ and His saving message is the primary mission of the Church ... at this time, and at all times. Evangelization is, as Blessed Paul VI declared in his 1976 encyclical "Evangelii Nuntiandi," the "deepest identity" of the Church. The Church, he wrote, "exists in order to evangelize" (#14).
Remembering a generous friend of Catholic Charities and education
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 09:00 am
More than a thousand people turned out at Kleinhans Music Hall on Monday afternoon to celebrate the life of Robert G. Wilmers, longtime CEO and chairman of M&T Bank Corporation. Bishop Richard J. Malone recalled Wilmers as a 'remarkable gentleman' whose personal generosity benefited Catholic education and Catholic Charities.
Bishop Malone issues guidelines to stay healthy during flu season
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:00 pm
Today Bishop Richard J. Malone issued the following timely directives in response to the current influenza outbreak within New York State to all pastors, pastoral administrators, principals and presidents.
St. Andrew students place as finalists in Future City competition
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 09:00 am
Over two dozen area middle schools looked toward the future and designed cities to fit into the global issues we face today.
Sound Board: New Year is time for new prayers
Sun, Jan 21st 2018 06:00 am
The New Year is a great way to find oneself closer to God. There is always the common question of "How am I going to start this New Year with a good resolution?" The answer is simple; find your resolution in God. It is great to cut back on sweets and go to the gym more, but oftentimes I find myself slipping up on those resolutions. Finding a goal in strengthening your relationship with God can be tough as we all live busy lives, but there is always time for God.
House passes Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON-Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, thanked and praised the House of Representatives for passing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act today with a bi-partisan vote of 241-183.
Called to Abundant Life: Recognizing the gift of presence, not just presents
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 06:00 am
As everyone embarks upon the journey of the new year, special resolutions about how to be better people abound. The focus of most New Year's resolutions usually is becoming happier and healthier in one way or another. The quest for deep peace and contentment in life tugs at us at this time of year, inviting us to consider what will bring us true happiness.
March for Life hears praise from President Trump
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 04:30 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - President Donald Trump praised the pro-life movement's support for pregnant women and touted his administration's pro-life policy achievements in his remarks to the March for Life Friday.
Pray against 'powers of darkness,' Cardinal Dolan tells pro-life marchers
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - In the fight against abortion, it is crucial to recognize the reality of evil and the importance of prayer, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said on the eve of the annual March for Life.
iPads give new opportunities for Cantalician Center students
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 11:00 am
The Cantalician Center in Depew offers a full range of services for individuals with disabilities, from children through adults. Thanks to a $125,000 grant from the Tower Foundation, the center has been able to give nonverbal children a new way to communicate with teachers, family members and friends with the help of the latest technology.
Teens to hear the 'True Story' of Jesus at Youth Convention
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 10:00 am
The diocesan Youth Board wants you to know the "True Story" of Jesus Christ and is inviting everyone to the Youth Convention to hear it.
Catholic Charities helps clients take care of basic needs
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 02:00 pm
In June 2015, Michelle had an accident at work that sent her life spiraling into an unknown abyss of paperwork, pain and poverty. Within months she was homeless, living out of her truck and fearing for her future. The last place she ever thought she would be, turned out to be the last place she had to go - Catholic Charities.
Dunkirk Catholic school opens doors to hurricane victims
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 09:00 am
Northern Chautauqua Catholic School learned the word "amiga" in November, when two sisters who lost their home to Hurricane Maria were welcomed to the Dunkirk school. Amiga is the feminized Spanish word for friend.
National Prayer Vigil for Life set for nation's capital
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 03:00 pm
WASHINGTON—The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday afternoon, Jan. 18, to Friday morning, Jan. 19, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Over 20,000 pilgrims from around the nation will pray there for an end to abortion before the annual March for Life. The Vigil marks the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions legalizing abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy. Since those decisions, over 58 million abortions have been performed legally in the United States.
Bishop Malone and Meals on Wheels feed North Buffalo
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 10:55 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone is one who practices what he preaches. The man who has spoken about the need to help the neighbors offered his Christian generosity by volunteering with Meals on Wheels just before Christmas.