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Sister Teresa Marie Sweeney, OSF
Mon, May 22nd 2017 09:55 am
Sister Teresa Marie Sweeney, OSF, of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, died May 11, 2017, in the Santa Casa Hospital, Anápolis, Goias, Brazil. She was 86.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast May 21
Sat, May 20th 2017 07:00 am
Bishop Edward Grosz discusses the apparitions at Fatima.
Convocation of Catholic leaders scheduled for July
Fri, May 19th 2017 08:00 am
This summer, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will be convening an unprecedented gathering of diverse leaders from dioceses and Catholic organizations from across the country to assess the challenges and opportunities of our time, particularly in the context of the Church in the United States. An ongoing initiative of the Bishops' Working Group on the Life and Dignity of the Human Person, the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America, will assemble Catholic leaders in Orlando, Florida for a strategic conversation, under the leadership of the bishops, on forming missionary disciples to animate the Church and to engage the culture.
Father Wolski celebrates a diverse 50 years in ministry
Fri, May 19th 2017 08:00 am
The priesthood is not only in the heart of Father Mark Wolski, it's also in his bloodline. He and his cousin, Father Daniel Fiebelkorn, will celebrate 125 combined years of the clerical vocation for the Wolski family this year.
Cultural Diversity: Encuentro's work goes beyond Hispanic homes
Thu, May 18th 2017 01:00 pm
For the first time in its collaboration with Christ the King Seminary as a placement for field education, the Migrant Ministry has a diaconate candidate who is Hispanic, Jorge Silva. Besides working in the religious formation of the migrants, Silva collaborates with the team in the process of the V Encuentro (Fifth Encounter).
East Aurora school goes upSTREAM with academies
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:35 am
On Fridays at Immaculate Conception School in East Aurora, teachers, faculty members and volunteers engage students in interactive learning and fun via its STREAM Academies. This includes a variety of age-appropriate and inventive activities that promote learning skills needed to excel in science, technology, religion, engineering, art and math in the Catholic elementary school.
Who is Callista Gingrich? The woman set to be the new Vatican ambassador
Wed, May 17th 2017 02:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - President Donald Trump has chosen Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, according to reports.
Luke Uebler can't wait to serve God's people
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:00 am
Deacon Luke Uebler, just a month before being ordained a priest to the Diocese of Buffalo, introduced himself as a "Renaissance Man." Articulate and intelligent, the 26-year-old seems to have the credentials of a person who spans genres of interest.
Pope Francis: Fatima reminds us to care for the faith of children
Tue, May 16th 2017 04:10 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - On Sunday Pope Francis reflected on the May 13 canonization of the child visionaries St. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, saying that their faithfulness, despite their young age, reminds us to pay special attention to children in the ministry of the Church.
Bishop Malone to ordain four men to priesthood
Tue, May 16th 2017 01:05 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will ordain Rev. Mr. Robert Ikpe Agbo, Rev. Mr. Martin F. Gallagher, Rev. Mr. Luke P. Uebler and Rev. Mr. Cole T. Webster to the priesthood at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo at 9:30 a.m. June 3. Each of the deacons graduated from Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, on May 12 with a master's degree in divinity.
Fatima Shrine welcomes faithful by the busload to mark centennial of apparitions
Mon, May 15th 2017 02:00 pm
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Lewiston welcomed well over 2,000 people on May 13, who came to honor the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal. Bishop Richard J. Malone celebrated Mass and blessed a new statue of Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and their cousin Lucia Santos, three shepherd children who witnessed a series of visions near Fatima, Portugal.
Camp Turner opens new St. Francis Center
Mon, May 15th 2017 09:00 am
For over 90 years, Camp Turner has provided young people with an opportunity to explore and appreciate the outdoors. Now, thanks to the hard work and determination of many people, campers have a chapel to appreciate the Lord.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast May 14
Sat, May 13th 2017 07:00 am
As Upon This Rock moves into its public phase we get another update from Rick Suchan, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
We still need to heed Our Lady of Fatima's advice, priest says
Fri, May 12th 2017 03:00 pm
ROME, ITALY (CNA/EWTN News) - While a lot has changed since Mary's appearances at Fatima 100 years ago, we can't stop heeding Our Lady's request to pray and offer sacrifices for the world, an expert on Marian theology has said.
'Our Daily Bread' puts the spotlight on foster care
Fri, May 12th 2017 01:00 pm
Throughout the world, foster parents open their hearts and homes to children in need. On today's "Our Daily Bread," hosted by Father Paul D. Seil, the topic of foster care is on the table. Joining Father Seil in the kitchen is Virginia Goodremote, director of foster care at Baker Victory Services in Lackawanna.
South Buffalo native prepares for priestly ordination in June
Wed, May 10th 2017 09:00 am
A South Buffalo native will be among the four men ordained to the priesthood on June 3 at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo. Transitional Deacon Martin Gallagher, who attended high school and college in Western New York before studying theology at Christ the King Seminary, reflected on his strong Catholic upbringing and the factors that led to his decision to become a diocesan priest.
Marking the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima
Tue, May 9th 2017 09:00 am
On Saturday, May 13, Pope Francis will travel to Fatima, Portugal, to bestow sainthood on Francisco and Jacinta Marto. They were two of the three shepherd children who captured the world's attention 100 years ago by witnessing appearances from the Blessed Mother six times, on the 13th of each month from May to October of 1917, each time exhorting them to "Pray, pray, pray."
Holy Angels Parish will celebrate longtime organist
Tue, May 9th 2017 08:00 am
Holy Angels Parish in Buffalo will throw a party to celebrate a lifetime of service. Bob Chambers, its longtime organist, will be honored with a special Mass and reception May 13. The 4 p.m. Mass at the church will be followed by a reception at D'Youville College in Buffalo.
Sister Mary McCarrick to deliver seminary commencement address
Mon, May 8th 2017 08:00 am
EAST AURORA — Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, diocesan director of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, will deliver the commencement address at Christ the King Seminary on Friday, May 12. The ceremony will be held in the St. John Vianney Chapel at the seminary, beginning at 7 p.m.
Catholic Men's Conference undergoes changing of leadership
Mon, May 8th 2017 08:00 am
For 15 years, men from all over the Diocese of Buffalo have gathered together to celebrate their spirituality at the Catholic Men's Fellowship of Western New York Conference. For those 15 years, Deacon Jim Jaworski has led from a place where he is least visible among those involved, but after serving dutifully for years, he has decided to quietly step down.
Bishop Malone: Sealed, strengthened and sent
Mon, May 8th 2017 08:00 am
Late on Easter afternoon, driving east on the Thruway, I stopped for coffee. The woman at the counter asked me, "How was your Easter?" A gracious, well-intended expression of hospitality, but ... was? How was my Easter? ... and this on Easter Day! I said, "My Easter is great, thank you, and it will be for the next 50 days. I pray it will be for you, too." I never miss a teachable moment, in this case, an opportunity to make a simple reference to the Great 50 Days, the season from Easter to Pentecost when the Church basks in the radiance of the Risen Lord and longs for a new coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast May 7
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
Eileen Warner from Christ the King Saminary is joined by Father David Munoz, OMI, who serves as an instructor in their Hispanic Pastoral Institute Certificate program.
Catholic Charities reaches 82 percent of goal, still trending behind
Fri, May 5th 2017 03:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo today reported the 2017 Appeal has reached 82 percent of goal, or $9,078,297.96 million in cash and pledges, a little more than three weeks after reaching 72 percent of the $11 million goal, or $7.89 million as of April 11. Typically at this time, three weeks after the annual Appeal Week campaign in local parishes throughout the Diocese of Buffalo, the Appeal is at between 87 and 91 percent of the final goal.
USCCB chairman calls on Senate to strip harmful proposals from AHCA
Fri, May 5th 2017 08:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC - After the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, called on the Senate to strip out the harmful provisions of the bill when the chamber takes it up for consideration.
Blessing of a Child in the Womb planned for Sunday
Thu, May 4th 2017 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will mark the Diocese of Buffalo's fifth annual Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb at a special Mass on Sunday, May 7. The 10:30 a.m. Mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo.
USCCB President: Today's executive action begins a process
Thu, May 4th 2017 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued a response to President Donald J. Trump's executive order signed this morning.
Sister Frances Roberts, SSJ (1917-2017)
Thu, May 4th 2017 01:00 pm
Sister Frances Roberts, formerly known as Sister Mary Raymond, died March 26, 2017, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence in Clarence. She was 99 years old.
Trump to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 24
Thu, May 4th 2017 12:50 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - President Donald Trump will meet Pope Francis during a visit to the Vatican later this month.
U.S. bishops support petition for religious freedom executive order
Thu, May 4th 2017 09:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday sent out a text message alert urging Catholics to sign a petition calling on President Donald Trump to issue an executive order protecting religious freedom.
Pope Francis talks nuclear war, North Korea during in-flight presser
Tue, May 2nd 2017 03:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - During a press conference Saturday aboard the papal plane from Egypt to Rome, Pope Francis said that in the face of conflict and the possibility of nuclear war, United Nations leaders need to provide a strong leadership, focusing on diplomacy and peaceful negotiation.
Buffalo Mass Mob heads to Coronation May 7
Tue, May 2nd 2017 02:00 pm
Buffalo Mass Mob XXI will take place on Sunday, May 7, at Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on the city's West Side starting at 9 a.m.
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea
Tue, May 2nd 2017 02:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - The National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea will be celebrated on May 22. The day is observed in conjunction with National Maritime Day in the United States of America, which has been celebrated since 1933 to honor those who serve as merchant mariners and to recognize the benefits of the maritime industry.
2017 events scheduled for Our Lady of Fatima anniversary
Tue, May 2nd 2017 08:55 am
YOUNGSTOWN — One hundred years ago, on Oct. 13, 1917, an estimated 70,000 pilgrims travelled to the Cova da Iria, of Fatima, Portugal, to witness the miracle promised by the Blessed Mother. Our Lady appeared six times to three shepherd children, on the 13th of each month from May to October of 1917, each time exhorting them to "Pray, pray, pray."
Bishop Malone makes new diaconate assignment
Mon, May 1st 2017 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone announced the new assignment of Deacon Brian C. Walkowiak to diaconal ministry at Infant of Prague Parish, Cheektowaga. His appointment was effective April 1.
Father Raymond F. Uschold (1930-2017)
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 04:00 pm
Father Raymond F. Uschold, a retired diocesan priest, died April 26, 2017, at Elderwood Skilled Nursing in Amherst. He was 87 years of age.
Blessed Sacrament hosts Camerata concert
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 02:00 pm
Father Paul Bossi, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church, will host the Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra during a special concert May 17 at the Buffalo church.
"Consider" the fate of Middle Eastern Christians
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 12:00 pm
Catholic Bishop Richard J. Malone brings attention to the genocide in Iraq and Syria. "We need to help save ancient, ethnic and religious communities," the Buffalo said in a new "Consider This."
Catholic Health, Roswell Park, Buffalo Medical Group form cancer care alliance
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 10:00 am
Members of Catholic Health, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Buffalo Medical Group donned hardhats and shovels to break ground for a new radiation oncology center in Orchard Park on April 28. The 5,000-square-foot center, located at Buffalo Medical Group's Southtowns Campus on North Buffalo Road, will offer outpatient radiation therapy under the clinical oversight of Roswell Park radiation oncologists. A panel of cancer specialists including radiation oncologists, medical physicists and medical dosimetrists will work together to plan, review and deliver personalized treatment for each patient in accordance with both national oncology treatment guidelines and the latest medical evidence.
What is it like to go on a retreat?
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 08:55 am
One of my favorite sayings is, "Every expert was once a beginner," and I can honestly say there are now many experts who enjoy making retreats quite frequently. Allow me to take this opportunity to briefly describe a retreat experience through actual questions and comments received from individuals who had never been on a retreat until their visit to the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara. Happily, those who decided to try it out have been pleasantly surprised and renewed.
Villa Maria College receives $35,000 grant
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 08:50 am
A $35,000 grant Villa Maria College recently received from the St. Francis Fund of Felician Services Inc., will be used to address the problems of access to a college education and persistence to graduation for low-income and at-risk students, with a focus on Buffalo's East Side and its large immigrant and refugee population.