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Sister Alice Williams, SSJ (1934-2017)
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 10:00 am
Sister Alice Williams, SSJ, died March 27, 2017, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Williamsville.
United in Christ Our Hope
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 08:00 am
FRENCH CREEK — Christ Our Hope Parish in French Creek and Sherman held a parish celebration, entitled "United In Christ Our Hope," in February. The brainchild of Father Mark Itua worked to help further unify St. Matthias parishioners in French Creek and St. Isaac Jogues parishioners in Sherman. The two parishes merged in 2008 and worked well together, but Father Itua decided a unity weekend would improve the long-term life of the parish.
Bishop Malone: Open wide your hearts!
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 02:00 pm
Isn't it a curious and concerning thing that so many of our Christian feasts have been overlaid - better, co-opted - by all sorts of customs that, though nice, have little to do with the essence of those feasts. Christmas comes first to mind, which for too many folks seems more a consumer-driven winter wonderland festival than the celebration of our Savior's birthday. And don't get me started on what popular American culture has done to the Vigil of the Solemnity of all Saints ... better known, sadly, as Halloween.
Inclusion Act receives strong support from USCCB
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON—Three chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are offering their strong support for the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017. The Act would prevent the federal government, and any state receiving federal funds for child welfare services, from taking adverse action against a provider that, for religious or moral reasons, declines to provide a child welfare social service.
Sister Lucille A. Socciarelli, RSM (1935-2017)
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 09:00 am
Sister Lucille A. Socciarelli, RSM, formerly Sister Mary Lucella, died April 9, 2017. She was 82 years of age.
President of USCCB responds to explosions at churches
Sun, Apr 9th 2017 04:00 pm
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement in response to explosions on Palm Sunday at two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt that have killed at least 40 and injured at least 100:
Palm Sunday Mass opens Holy Week in Buffalo
Sun, Apr 9th 2017 09:00 am
With a congregation of Catholics holding individual palms, Bishop Richard J. Malone officially opened Holy Week in the Diocese of Buffalo with Palm Sunday Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo April 8.
US Bishops call for renewed peace efforts in Syria
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 04:35 pm
WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Oscar Cantú, chair of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, have issued a joint statement calling for renewed peace efforts in Syria.
'Our Daily Bread' promotes 'In a Word'
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 01:00 pm
Two priests walk into a kitchen. One has a mallet, and one has a cutting board. No, this is not the beginning of a joke. It's a description of this month's "Our Daily Bread."
Chemical attack in Syria 'shocks the soul,' says top U.S. bishop
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 02:40 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Religious and political leaders have renewed calls for peace as they decried dozens of reported civilian deaths by poison gas this week in the Syrian conflict.
Cardinal Dolan applauds administration for withdrawing funding to UNFPA's coercive abortion/sterilization program
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 02:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities, welcomed the State Department's April 4th announcement that it will withhold federal funding from the U.N. Population Fund ("UNFPA") because UNFPA monies go to Chinese agencies that perform forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations.
Has Easter holiday taken a backseat to Christmas?
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 09:00 am
Christmas and Easter mark the birth and death (and resurrection) of Jesus Christ, but Christmas seems to get more attention. Colored lights, a houseful of decorations, even a tree brought indoors fill a house at Christmas. On Easter you might see a lily in the dining room. It even took Charlie Brown nearly nine years after his first Christmas special to introduce the Easter Beagle.
Bishop's secretary incorporates exercise, self-discipline
Tue, Apr 4th 2017 03:00 pm
In the Lenten season, the Catholic faith emphasizes the importance of self-denial, discipline and a sense of planning and preparing oneself for the future. However, Father Ryszard Biernat, who serves as secretary to Bishop Richard J. Malone, strives to live these in his life all year long through vigorous workouts, a strong will and devotion to his spiritual life that came from his desire to make sure he is healthier.
Swormville parish brings longtime tradition into STREAM
Tue, Apr 4th 2017 09:00 am
This year, St. Mary School in Swormville will continue a parish tradition that enables both students and members of the community to participate in the Stations of the Cross while contributing to a cause. Fifth-graders at St. Mary's will participate in "Pray and Play," a live-action Stations of the Cross, at 7 p.m., Friday, April 7, at St. Mary's parish center gym, followed by a fundraiser for Catholic Charities.
Mount St. Mary's gives middle schoolers the business
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 01:00 pm
The business of education merged with the business of, well, business at Mount St. Mary Academy, when the Kenmore high school opened its doors to teach middle-schoolers about entrepreneurship.
Bishop Malone brings Mass to Erie County Holding Center
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 10:00 am
Fulfilling one of his roles as bishop, the Most Reverend Richard J. Malone celebrated Mass for inmates at the Erie County Holding Center on the evening of April 1. He told the 16 orange-clad inmates who attended the Mass in the chapel that he made the visit because Jesus said to.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast April 2
Sun, Apr 2nd 2017 08:00 am
Deacon Don Weigel discusses Catholic teaching on immigration.
Cardinal Dolan welcomes Congressional action to nullify Title X rule
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 04:15 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities, praised both chambers of the U.S. Congress for taking action to nullify a bad policy imposed by the Obama Administration. Congress' joint resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res 43 / S. Res. 13) was passed by the House in mid-February, and by the Senate on March 30, 2017. It overrides a rule change made late in the Obama Administration that prevented states from redirecting Title X family planning funding away from abortion providers like Planned Parenthood to community health centers that provide comprehensive primary and preventive health care. The rule change went into effect on January 18, 2017.
Holy Week at Christ the King Seminary
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 02:40 pm
EAST AURORA - Christ the King Seminary invites Western New York Christians and supporters to celebrate Holy Week at the seminary.
Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 02:00 pm
The following liturgies are scheduled for Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Pence casts tiebreaking vote as Senate advances pro-life measure
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote in the Senate Thursday to advance a measure allowing states to once more have the freedom to avoid funding Planned Parenthood clinics with federal "family planning" grants.
Bishop Malone speaks out on physician assisted suicide
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 12:00 pm
Bishop Richard Malone shares the experience of being with his parents when they died and how physician assisted suicide is a big mistake. He offers examples of why it is problematic for society.
Lake View parish to co-sponsor panel on addiction
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 12:00 pm
LAKE VIEW — How do most people see addicts? Do they see them as lazy, unkept, dirty, homeless or jobless? Perhaps some addicts are these things, but that is not the truth of the matter. The truth is that they are all someone's sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, siblings, spouses, grandparents, friends, family members, coworkers and neighbors. Addiction affects people of all walks of life.
Father Simeon (Daniel) Rukstalis, OFM, Conv. (1933-2017)
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 12:00 pm
Father Simeon (Daniel) Rukstalis, OFM, Conv., died March 27, 2017, in Hamburg. He was 83.
U.S. bishop chairmen urge Congress toward bipartisan reform on key health care issues
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC - After the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on March 24 2017, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida urged members of Congress to "seize this moment to create a new spirit of bipartisanship" and make necessary reforms on access, affordability, life and conscience.
Mount Mercy students demonstrate compassionate service
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 10:45 am
Mount Mercy Academy is dedicated to educating young women not only for academic excellence, but also for compassionate service, Christian leadership, global awareness and lifelong learning. Rooted in foundress Catherine McAuley's vision for women and those who are poor, Mount Mercy affirms the uniqueness and dignity of individuals and fosters faith with a commitment to the challenges of building a just society.
Laura Boronski featured singer for mini Lenten retreat for MOMS
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 10:00 am
On Friday, April 7 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great Ministry Center, the MOMS ministry will be holding a mini retreat open to all, entitled, "Lighting the Way in Lent." Laura Boronski, a singer, songwriter, Catholic wife of 25 years and mother of eight, will be singing songs she wrote and recorded, including her famous "Stations of the Cross," which can be heard on local Catholic radio WLOF 101.7FM, the Station of the Cross.
God's Family ministers to individuals with disabilities
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 03:00 pm
On the first Saturday of each month from September through June, a faith formation program for people with disabilities and their families meets at Baker Victory Services' Baker Hall School in Buffalo from noon until 2:30 p.m. This ministry, called God's Family, allows individuals to connect with other families who have experienced similar life circumstances while also learning more about their Catholic faith.
Catholic Medical Partners announces new board members
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 01:00 pm
Catholic Medical Partners is pleased to announce that David R. Dougherty, DO, and Msgr. Robert E. Zapfel have been named to its board of directors.
Catholic Charities to work with Encompass Family Health Home
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 09:25 am
Through a collaborative effort with Encompass Family Health Home and partners across upstate New York, Catholic Charities of Buffalo is now a Children's Health Home Care Management provider in the region. As a Children's Health Home Care Management provider, Catholic Charities will work alongside a network of other providers, health plans and community-based organizations to both enroll children in Encompass Health Home and coordinate services for children and their families.
Mary Queen of Angels School to close
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 06:30 pm
Teachers were informed on Wednesday afternoon and parents were told this evening that Mary Queen of Angels School in Cheektowaga will be closing at the end of this school year. The difficult decision was made by the school's Board of Trustees, a board of limited jurisdiction, which asked Bishop Richard J. Malone's permission to close the school.
Stella Niagara announces next phase of outdoor initiative
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 03:00 pm
STELLA NIAGARA — Stella Niagara Education Park announced its plans to further incorporate the innovative Outdoor Education Program that was created in 2015 to provide intentional outdoor experiences and infuse outdoor education into all areas of the curriculum. Building on an existing curriculum that utilized the 104-acre campus, the education committee of the school's board of directors created the Outdoor Education Program and hired Coleen Edwards as the coordinator.
Q&A about Lent and Lenten practices
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:00 am
Why do we do the things we do during Lent? Find out the reasons why we fast, abstain from meat and more.
Bringing the faithful flock together, one mile at a time
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 02:50 pm
In its next commercial for the Ford Escape, Ford Motor Corporation might want to consider making Father Dennis Mancuso the spokesman for the small sport utility vehicle. It's the vehicle he uses to cover 400 square miles of Allegany County on a regular basis.
Retrouvaille ministry celebrates 40 years of existence
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 01:00 pm
Retrouvaille, an international Catholic ministry that has worked with couples in troubled marriages for four decades, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Retrouvaille's International Council Meeting, a major ministry event that is held in a different location each year, will take place at Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, from Oct. 13-15. It will be hosted by Region 11, which includes Retrouvaille Buffalo and 10 other American and Canadian communities.
Sister Anna Kessen, SSJ (1923-2017)
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 10:00 am
Sister Anna Kessen, SSJ, died March 18, 2017, in the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence in Clarence.
Cultural Diversity: Each person is a gift
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 08:00 am
Pope Francis' message this Lent is, "The Word is a Gift. The Other Persons are Gifts." The full message can be found on the Vatican's website.
Sister Francesca Garvey, SSC (1924-2017)
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 03:00 pm
Sister Francesca Garvey, a Missionary Sister of St. Columban, died March 12, 2017, at St. Columban's-on-the-Lake Retirement Home in Silver Creek.
Sister Mary Dennis Buziak, CSSF (1923-2017)
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 03:00 pm
Sister Mary Dennis Buziak, CSSF, died March 22, 2017, in the Blessed Mary Angela Care Center of the Felician Sisters in Buffalo. She was 94.
Catholics and Lutherans share Vespers service
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 02:45 pm
The 500 years of animosity between the Catholics and Lutherans were washed away for an hour, when Bishop Richard J. Malone joined Bishop John Macholz for an evening prayer service.