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Rosary Novena for Life and March for Marriage
3 days ago by Office of Communications

More than a hundred people went to Mass first thing Saturday morning in North Buffalo; not just for the Eucharist, but also to show support for the Catholic teaching on life and marriage. Bishop Richard J. Malone noted the consistent attacks on pro-life beliefs and traditional marriage resembled the work of Satan as he presided over a Rosary Novena for Life and March for Marriage celebration at St. Rose of Lima Parish.







"Consider this ... Beyond the minimum"
4 days ago by Daybreak TV Productions

Beyond the minimum

"Consider this ... A statue in my yard"
Friday, April 17, 2015 by Daybreak TV Productions

A statue in my yard

March for Marriage
Monday, April 13, 2015 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.

Bishop Richard J. Malone's Easter homily 2015
Sunday, April 05, 2015 by Daybreak TV Productions

Bishop Malone's Easter homily 2015

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 04, 2015 by Office of Communications

 All Photos by Patrick McPartland, Western New York Catholic

The Sacred Triduum reaches it's culmination in the Easter Vigil at St. Joseph Cathedral. Bishop Richard J. Malone blesses the fire which illuminates a new Paschal Candle to be used throughout the Easter Season and at other Sacramental celebrations until next year. Visit the Western New York Catholic for further coverage

Good Friday Solemn Liturgy of The Lord's Passion
Friday, April 03, 2015 by Office of Communications

Adoration of The Holy Cross

Photo by Patrick McPartland, Western New York Catholic

The Sacred Triduum continues with the Solemn Liturgy of The Lord's Passion. Bishop Richard J. Malone's homily focused on the Cross, shown here in procession prior to Adoration by the Faithful. Visit the Western New York Catholic for further coverage

Holy Thursday Mass of The Lord's Supper
Thursday, April 02, 2015 by Office of Communications

The Washing of Feet

Bishop Richard J. Malone washes feet as the Easter Triduum begins on Holy Thursday at St. Joseph Cathedral with the Evening Mass of The Lord's Supper. In addition to highlighting the importance of Eucharist in enabling us to serve others, Bishop Malone used the Prayers of the Faithful to encourage those considering priesthood and remind all of us to pray for vocations. Visit the Western New York Catholic for further coverage

Chrism Mass: blessing of oils, renewal of priestly vows
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Kevin Keenan

Priests renew their vows

Faithful from across the Diocese of Buffalo filled St. Joseph Cathedral to capacity on Tuesday evening (Mar. 31), for the Chrism Mass, a highlight of Holy Week, as Bishop Richard J. Malone blessed three urns of oil:  oil of the catechumens, oil of the chrism and oil of the sick.


Bishop Malone said the Chrism Mass, “is kind of like the annual oil change and tune-up for the diocese.  We sharpen again our sense of who we are and what we are about as Church.  This is the building up and renewal of our Church in the diocese.”


Following the Mass, priests, deacons, religious and laity from the eight counties of Western New York which make up the diocese received oil which will be used in their parishes, hospitals, colleges and universities, and other ministries, throughout the year.

Statement from Cardinal Dolan on behalf of the New York State Catholic Conference
Monday, March 30, 2015 by New York State Catholic Conference

Governor Cuomo and the leadership of the New York State Senate and Assembly have announced a three-way agreement on a state budget, which again does not include the Education Tax Credit, a critically needed piece of legislation for the parents and students of Catholic and other nonpublic education in the state.

Following is a statement of Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the New York State Catholic Conference:

“Last week, I made the comment that there would be plenty of blame to go around if the Education Tax Credit didn’t get done in the state budget. And now, sadly, this has played out yet again. My brother bishops and I are sorely disappointed in all of our political leaders in Albany, who again assured us of their strong personal support, but again could not deliver for the children of our state. Yet we have no alternative but to turn to them again and implore them to please pass this legislation once and for all before the close of the legislative session.

“The Education Tax Credit encourages increased charitable giving to public schools and to foundations which provide scholarships to help children in need escape failing public schools. This is why the legislation is supported by so many in our minority communities, where the financial need is the greatest and the disparity in educational outcomes between public and Catholic schools are so great. Parents in these communities are desperate for a better future for their children, a future that our schools can provide. Why their representatives are insensitive to them is a mystery.

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