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"Consider this... Visit the Sick"
2 hours ago by Daybreak TV Productions

Visit the Sick

Bishop Malone's new blog on 'The Joy of Love'
2 days ago by Office of Communications

Bishop Richard J. Malone has updated his blog, giving his thoughts on the Holy Father's recent Apostolic Exhortation, "The Joy of Love."

"The bottom line is expressed in these words of the Holy Father: 'It is my hope that, in reading this text, all will feel called to love and cherish family life, for 'families are not a problem; they are first and foremost an opportunity,'" Bishop Malone writes.


"Our Daily Bread" Catholic celebrates 20th anniversary
3 days ago by Daybreak TV Productions

Sister M. Bernadette Okulicz, FSSJ, (left) and Sister Barbara Ciarico, RSM

“Our Daily Bread,” the monthly cooking show produced by Daybreak TV Productions of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The show airs on the second Saturday of the month. During this month’s encore performance, “Our Daily Bread” will celebrate two decades of programing on Saturday, May 14, at 5:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on WKBW-TV Ch. 7. This show will be about acceptance, and the importance it plays in our world today. Father Paul D. Seil, host, will be talking to and cooking with Deacon Miguel Santos from Holy Cross Parish, Buffalo, and Father Conrad Stachowiak, from Resurrection Parish, Cheektowaga, home of the Catholic Deaf Apostolate.

The first episode of “Our Daily Bread” aired in 1996 and featured the St. Vincent de Paul dining room on Main Street in Buffalo, N.Y. During that time, the show was hosted by two women religious, Sister M. Bernadette Okulicz, FSSJ, and the late Sister Barbara Ciarico, RSM. These two spirited women religious cooked in kitchens all over our diocese.

Ethiopia faces worst drought in 50 years
3 days ago by George Richert

Catholic Relief Services is responding to Ethiopia, which is facing its worst drought in a half century. Two failed rainy seasons last year and poor rains early this year have led to severely reduced harvests and a shortage of food. Where the landscape should be green at this time of the year, it is cracked, dusty and brown. Bridges cross deep river beds filled with only rocks and dirt, empty of water. Ethiopia is completely dependent on rain-fed agriculture. 85 percent of the population are farmers. Without rain their lives are altered.

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