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The Diocese of Buffalo is happy to announce that the Archdiocese of New York has given them a limited number of tickets to the Mass with Pope Francis at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday, Sept. 25.

"Consider this ... Back to school"
19 hours ago by Daybreak TV Productions

Back to school


Vatican City, Sep 1, 2015 / 06:33 am (CNA/EWTN News) - In a new set of pastoral guidelines for the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has made some significant moves, allowing all priests to forgive the sin of abortion and granting SSPX priests the faculty to forgive sins.

“One of the serious problems of our time is clearly the changed relationship with respect to life,” the Pope said in a Sept. 1 letter addressed to Archbishop Rino Fisichela, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, charged with organizing the Jubilee.

In today’s society “a widespread and insensitive mentality” has become an obstacle to welcoming new life, with many who don’t fully understand the deep harm done by the “tragedy of abortion,” he said.

However, Francis also noted that there are many women who, despite thinking abortion is wrong, feel that they have no other choice.

“I am well aware of the pressure that has led them to this decision. I know that it is an existential and moral ordeal. I have met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision,” he said.

A woman who obtains an abortion automatically incurs a latae sententiae (automatic) excommunication, as well as those who assisted her in the process. Normally the sin of committing an abortion can only be absolved by a bishop, or certain priests appointed by him.

"Consider this ... Monica and Augustine, Mother and Son"
Monday, August 31, 2015 by Daybreak TV Productions

Monica and Augustine, Mother and Son

Ordination to the Priesthood
Friday, August 28, 2015 by Daybreak TV Productions

Ordination to the Priesthood

St. Bernard, Our Lady of Czestochowa parishes to link
Friday, August 07, 2015 by Office of Communications

Bishop Richard J. Malone has informed members of two parishes in Kaisertown that their faith communities will be linking, effective Oct. 1.

The Pallottine Fathers have offered to send a priest to the Diocese of Buffalo to serve as pastor of both St. Bernard Parish in Buffalo and Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in Cheektowaga. The two parishes will be linked, which means that they will be independent parishes sharing a pastor. The Pallottines may send a second priest to serve as parochial vicar for both parishes.

“Our pastoral planning process reflects the declining number of priests serving in the diocese,” Bishop Malone said. “We are fortunate that the Pallottine Fathers are assigning a priest to lead these two parishes, and I am sure the parishioners will work collaboratively with their new pastor to ensure a smooth transition.”

Father Paul D. Seil explores Buffalo on monthly cooking show
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 by Daybreak TV Productions

On this month’s encore performance of “Our Daily Bread,” Father Paul D. Seil, show host and pastor of St. Bernadette Parish, Orchard Park, explores Buffalo and the changes that have taken place over the past few years. Tune in on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 a.m. and noon on WKBW-TV Channel 7. “Our Daily Bread,” a monthly cooking show, is produced by Daybreak TV Productions of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

Father Seil begins the show strolling through Canalside, located in the city’s downtown corridor, at the intersection of Pearl Street and Marine Drive. With the revitalization of the harbor comes the onset of outdoor family fun activities such as concerts, bike riding, kayaking, yoga classes and much more.

Father Seil then sets up a cooking area in the small green space next to St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, and prepares grilled breakfast burritos for the Daybreak crew. Cathedral Rector Father Peter Drilling stops by to chat with Father Seil before Mass.

Peg Overdorf, community advocate and executive director of Valley Community Association, an organization that assists families with a variety of services and promotes community togetherness, visits with Father Seil while he prepares a grille romaine and shrimp salad outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Buffalo’s Old First Ward. 

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