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Bishop Malone, Vatican seek opinions on today’s family
Friday, March 13, 2015 by Office of Communications

In preparation for the October 2015 XIV Ordinary General Assembly at the Vatican, Bishop Richard J. Malone is asking Catholic priests and their parishioners to discuss and reflect upon the role and place of the family in the world today. These issues, which were the result of the 2014 Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, will be the starting point for the meetings this October that will focus on the vocation and mission of the family in the church and the contemporary world.

The series of six questions explore various topics concerning Catholics worldwide, including divorce and homosexuality. The survey, available on the diocesan website,, (see the box on the left of the home page, "Speak to Pope Francis about Marriage & Family") includes a brief explanatory video for each of the questions. 

"Consider this ... A statue in my yard"
14 hours ago by Daybreak TV Productions

A statue in my yard

March for Marriage
4 days ago by Bishop Richard J. Malone & Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

Bishop Malone, chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life & Youth, and Bishop Cordileone, archbishop of San Francisco and chairman of the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, have issued the letter below in support of the third annual March for Marriage, asking bishops and dioceses throughout the United States to join them in this endeavor.

In the Diocese of Buffalo, the March for Marriage will be held in conjunction with the annual Rosary Novena for Life on Saturday, April 25, at 8 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima, 500 Parker Ave., Buffalo.

Dear Brother Bishops,

As you may be aware, several organizations have come together to sponsor a third March for Marriage which is scheduled to be held on Saturday April 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C. This event is taking place three days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of states’ preserving the legal definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

We are grateful for this opportunity once again to express support for the March for Marriage and to encourage participation in this event. We ask that you consider promoting this event in your diocese and parishes and participating if possible.

The March will be an opportunity to stand for the good of marriage in our nation, to pray for our Supreme Court justices, and to demonstrate our commitment to the well-being of children. It complements well the bishops’ Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty ( The anticipated decision of the Supreme Court positions itself to be the most important judicial ruling in our nation since the infamous Roe v. Wade decision declaring a constitutional right to abortion. The March is an important witness to a movement dedicated to building a culture of marriage and the family, and it serves to remind all people that a Supreme Court ruling will not decide the issue of marriage any more than Roe decided the issue of abortion. We are deeply grateful for any support you can offer for this March.

"Consider this ... A new colony of bees"
Friday, April 10, 2015 by Daybreak TV Productions

A new colony of bees

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