Most Rev. John A. Duffy

7th Bishop of Buffalo (1937-1944)
"Desire Wisdom"

Bishop John A. Duffy, who was Bishop of Syracuse from 1933 to 1937, was installed as Bishop of Buffalo on April 14, 1937. He was concerned about those in need because of the Great Depression so he started the Diocesan Fund for the Faith. He established parishes in the sparsely settled areas of the diocese. He initiated the Catholic Youth Organization, the Bishop's Committee for Christian Home and Family, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, and Newman Clubs. Bishop Duffy died in 1944 and his body lies next to his parents in Jersey City, New Jersey.