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Diocese of Buffalo to sell St. Columban Center
2 days ago by Office of Communications

Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, has approved a recommendation that the Diocese of Buffalo sell the St. Columban Center, which is located along the shores of Lake Erie in Derby.

The property is listed at $1.9 million.

“We review diocesan operations and assets on a regular basis,” Bishop Malone said, “and we have determined that now is the time to put the Columban Center on the market.”

Located on Lake Shore Road, the Columban Center has been the diocesan retreat center for decades, hosting individual and directed retreats and other events for thousands, young and old. In 2010, Christ the King Seminary expanded its offering of retreats to the Derby facility.

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Friday, May 20, 2016 by Daybreak TV Productions

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Bishop Grosz to celebrate Dominicans 800th anniversary
Friday, May 20, 2016 by Kevin Keenan

In observance of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans), Bishop Edward M. Grosz will celebrate a special Mass on Tuesday, May 24, 4 p.m., at the Dominican Monastery, 335 Doat St, Buffalo.  

"It is such an honor to be part of a religious order that is 800 years old which has produced so many saints and blesses," said Mother Mary Gemma, O.P., prioress of the Buffalo Dominicans. "We see it as a privilege to be part of an order which prays daily for holiness."



WASHINGTON - Two Committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement in response to guidance issued May 13 by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education entitled "Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students:"

The Catholic Church consistently affirms the inherent dignity of each and every human person and advocates for the wellbeing of all people, particularly the most vulnerable. Especially at a young age and in schools, it is important that our children understand the depth of God's love for them and their intrinsic worth and beauty. Children should always be and feel safe and secure and know they are loved.

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