795 Main Street/Buffalo, NY 14203-1250
Phone: (716) 847-2205 / Fax: (716) 847-2206
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
This office implements the four legs of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities through education, legislation, pastoral care and prayer.
This office advocates for the sacredness of all human life from conception until natural death, and responds to threats to life. It is our hope to build a "Culture of Life" that respects and protects all life particularly the most vulnerable the unborn, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and the terminally ill.
ELECTION DAY BY: BISHOP RICHARD J. MALONE
When I was bishop of the Diocese of Portland, we had the custom of hosting an annual social for our governor, state legislators and others in political life. It was an opportunity to thank men and women in elected office for their service to the people of Maine. It was also a moment for me to share reflections on various dimensions of Catholic teaching concerning issues of public policy current at the time.
When I was preparing for the first time to craft my comments for this event, I asked our diocesan public policy director for suggestions on topics. He said ... MORE
Published: October 29, 2014
Consider this……Domestic Violence Awareness
No one is expected to stay in a domestic violent relationship.
Bishop Richard Malone tells where you can get help in Consider this...
Published: October 24, 2014
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We are excited to bring you the panel presentation of forming your conscience of Faithful Citizenship and the Women’s Equality Act that aired on Station of the Cross Radio Station, 101.7 last Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25.
To listen to the show please click on the link below and to use in the next few weeks with the upcoming election. We will also have a CD version available very soon. We would like to thank everyone who was on the panel; Steve Cichon, Father Bob Zilliox, Cheryl Calire, Jim Sorrentino and Barb Musilli for their time and efforts to inform the public on some critical issues in the upcoming elections. A special thanks to Station of The Cross for the air time and opportunity to get the message out to the listeners and to the public. Please consider listening to this program, and all the other great programing the Station has to offer.
Groups React to Protest Buffer Ruling
Buffalo, NY - Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that allowed for protest-free buffer zones around abortion clinics.
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Cardinal O’Malley Welcomes Supreme Court Decision Affirming Freedom Of Speech For Pro-Life Americans
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld freedom of speech for pro-life Americans in a June 26 decision in the case of McCullen v. Coakley. The Court unanimously declared unconstitutional a Massachusetts law barring pro-life advocates from public sidewalks near abortion facilities. Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement... MORE
Are expecting and need help? Call St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center (716) 842-BABY (2229) or (716) 847-2205 and receive support before, during and after childbirth. We service women, men and their children.
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If you have been through an Abortion, Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Don't Suffer Alone call Project Rachel (716) 847-2205 and receive free, nonjudgmental, confidential counseling. We Care. Let us help you! For more information see BROCHURE
Faithful Citizenship/HHS Mandate
Click here for the latest news, information and resource material from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Diocese of Buffalo on the HHS mandate
Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve - 2014
List of parishes that participated in the Fortnight for Freedom Holy Hour
Forming Consciences For Faithful Citizenship
"Responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation." -- Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
By our baptism, Catholics are committed to following Jesus Christ and to be
"salt for the earth, light for the nations." As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, "It is necessary that all participate, according to his position and role,
in promoting the common good. This is inherent in the dignity of the human person ... As far as possible citizens should take an active part in public life" (nos. 1913-1915).
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States provides a framework for Catholics in the United States. En Español
Bulletin Insert: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship | En Español
Lord God, from You every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. Father, You are love and life. Through Your Son, Jesus Christ, born of woman, and through the Holy Spirit, the fountain of divine charity, grant that every family on earth may become for each successive generation a true shrine of life and love. Grant that Your grace may guide the thoughts and actions of husbands and wives for the good of their families and of all the families in the world. Grant that the young may find in the family solid support for their human dignity and for their growth in truth and love. Grant that love, strengthened by the grace of the sacrament of marriage, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trials through which our families sometimes pass. Through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that the Church may fruitfully carry out her worldwide mission in the family and through the family. We ask this of You, Who is life, truth, and love with the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
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Office of Pro-Life Activities
Director Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Calire Miriam Escalante
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Deacon Ed Zablocki
St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesdays 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturdays ONLY BY APPOINTMENTS
For information or appointments call (716) 842-BABY (2229)
Leader Bible Study Clergy
Sr. M Eleanor Thielman, OSF Deacon Michael Dulak
St. Joseph House of Prayer
In the name of God: Respect, love and serve life, every human life!
Only in this direction will you find justice, development, true freedom, peace and happiness!
John Paul II, Encyclical Letter,
The Gospel of Life
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