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"Consider this ... Science and pro-life"
Friday, October 17, 2014 by Daybreak TV Productions

Science and pro-life

 

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Bishop Malone visits St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute
Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Office of Communications

Bishop Richard J. Malone celebrates the Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Kenmore.

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"Consider this ... One man and one woman"
Friday, October 10, 2014 by Daybreak TV Productions

One man and one woman

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WASHINGTON—The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, and the chairman of the USCCB’s Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, expressed serious disappointment at the October 6 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to consider current cases that strike down laws upholding marriage as between one man and one woman.

“Millions of Americans had looked to the Court with hope that these unjust judicial decisions might be reversed,” Bishop Malone and Archbishop Cordileone said. “The Supreme Court’s action fails to resolve immediately the injustice of marriage redefinition, and therefore should be of grave concern to our entire nation.”

Bishop Malone and Archbishop Cordileone’s full statement follows:

Upholding the inviolable dignity of every human person is a duty for all, and this duty entails the defense of the unique meaning of marriage as between one man and one woman. The Supreme Court’s decision not to take up any of the cases striking down state laws reflecting the authentic meaning of marriage in five states is extremely disappointing and surprising. All of these state laws were democratically enacted, including most by the direct vote of large majorities within just the last decade. Millions of Americans had looked to the Court with hope that these unjust judicial decisions might be reversed. Instead, as a result of the Supreme Court’s action today, those decisions are allowed to take effect. Furthermore, marriage laws in six other states are now in jeopardy.

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Bishop Malone blesses animals
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 by Office of Communications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishop Richard J. Malone stands on the front steps of his home to deliver the annual Blessing of Animals. Saturday, October 4, was the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Photo by Patrick McPartland, Western New York Catholic staff photographer

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2014 Red Mass
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 by Office of Communications

Wearing the traditional red vestments, Bishop Richard J. Malone opens the annual Red Mass with prayer.

Photo by Patrick McPartland, Western New York Catholic photographer

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Bishop Malone to celebrate Red Mass at downtown cathedral
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 by Office of Communications

Buffalo’s Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant at the annual Red Mass for those involved in the legal and judicial systems. This special Mass will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 12:05 p.m. in St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo. Hon. William M. Skretny, chief U.S. district judge for the Western District of New York, will offer remarks at the close of Mass.

Area judges, lawyers and public officials of all faiths, their staffs and all members of the community are encouraged to attend.

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Respect Life Sunday Mass and Life Chain to be held on October 5
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Office of Communications

Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant and homilist at the annual Respect Life Mass on Sunday, October 5, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo.

Following Mass, there will be a blessing of families, babies and expectant mothers. Mass will be signed for the hearing-impaired. All are welcome.

In addition to the Mass, the life chain will take place from 2 –3 p.m. along Niagara Falls Blvd. from Main St., Buffalo, north toward Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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Diocese of Buffalo to ordain three men transitional deacons
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Office of Communications

Lukasz Kopala, Thomas M. Mahoney and Daniel Ehijiator Ogbeifun all will move one step closer to the priesthood on Saturday, Sept. 27, when Bishop Richard J. Malone ordains them transitional deacons for the Diocese of Buffalo. The ordination will take place at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, at 10 a.m. The three men, students at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, will graduate in May 2015 and will later be ordained to the priesthood.

Although the men’s desire to become priests is a common thread amongst them, their backgrounds are dissimilar. They come from different countries and their ages range from 34 to 49.

Kopala, the second of three sons born to Alfred and Zofia, was raised in a very religious and family-centered home in a small village in the south of Poland. He thought about the priesthood when he was an altar boy but it wasn’t until much later in life when he realized God had special plans for him.

“I seriously started thinking about the priesthood when I attended college,” the 34-year-old said. “I was very anxious during this time and constantly asked God what he wanted from me and to lead me in the direction he wanted me to go.” Kopala explained that once he put his faith and trust in God, and followed the plan God had for him, his situation changed. “Joy and peace entered my heart and my doubts had disappeared. I had a turning point. Since then,” he said, “I no longer thought of anything else but pursuing my call to priesthood and staying faithful.” 



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Bishops visit St. Justin's Latin Church in Nablus
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Jen Hardy/Catholic Relief Services

Members of the USCCB's 2014 peace pilgrimage to the Holy Land celebrate Mass and meet with parishioners of St. Justin's Latin Church in Nablus. The Christian population in Nablus is small, but parish priest Father Johnny Abu Khalil calls it a "community of hope" and prays for a peaceful resolution to conflict.

The bishops visited Jacob's Well in Nablus, which is located in the crypt of a modern Greek Orthodox church. They offered a prayer for peace at the well and drank water from the well. It is thought to be the place where Jesus met the Samaritan woman.

The USCCB and Catholic Relief Services led a peace pilgrimage with 18 bishops from across the country to the Holy Land from September 11-18, 2014. These bishops will follow in the footsteps of Jesus by 2,000 years, follow in the footsteps of Pope Francis, who visited the Holy Land in June, and follow the devastation of the war in the Holy Land by only days. Their message: Prayer is powerful; peace is possible.

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