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Pope Francis urges world to reduce greenhouse gases
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 01:00 pm
In a groundbreaking letter sent to all Roman Catholic bishops, known as an encyclical, Pope Francis gave the world a failing grade when it comes to addressing climate change.
Bishop Malone's statement on same-sex marriage ruling
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 01:00 pm
I am bitterly disappointed that the majority of justices of the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to overturn the definition of marriage, which has remained unchanged for more than two millennia.
New windows in Humphrey oratory dedicated by Bishop Malone
Mon, May 11th 2015 01:00 pm
Bright sunshine greeted the Most Rev. Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, during his visit to St. Pacificus Oratory in Humphrey Sunday to bless and dedicate new windows in the small country house of worship.
Texas governor says response to prayer after accident made him stronger
Thu, May 7th 2015 01:00 pm
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has not always lived life in a wheelchair. He was on his morning jog 31 years ago when a falling tree broke his spinal cord, leaving him partially paralyzed.
Robert Bennett appointed to Catholic School Advisory Council
Tue, May 5th 2015 01:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has named former New York State Regent Chancellor Robert M. Bennett to the Diocese of Buffalo's Catholic School Advisory Council, the panel which advises the bishop on matters related to Catholic education.
Bishop Malone to deliver keynote address at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in nation's capital
Tue, May 5th 2015 01:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will talk about family life and marriage as one of two keynote speakers during the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Thursday at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.
Local WIC office celebrates completed expansion
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 02:35 pm
Completion of a two-year expansion project was celebrated Tuesday on the campus of Sisters Hospital in Buffalo, the home of the busiest WIC office among 15 in Erie and Niagara Counties.
March for Marriage
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:00 pm
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, 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. Following Mass, all are invited to participate in a silent and prayerful procession to and from a local abortion clinic. Closing prayers will take place outside St. Rose of Lima after the walk back from the clinic.
Bishop calls for participation in March for Marriage
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 02:00 pm
The chairmen of the US bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage have invited their brother bishops and the faithful to take part in the 3rd March for Marriage in Washington on April 25.
Western New York Set to Celebrate Easter Sunday
Sun, Apr 5th 2015 02:00 pm
Sunday is Easter, the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. A full slate of events is set for churches across the region.
Catholic Charities Appeal now at 78 percent of goal
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 02:40 pm
The annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal has raised $8,564,086.80 thus far as officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2015, the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Buffalo Diocese, said Tuesday.
Chrsim Mass: blessing of oils, renewal of priestly vows
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 02:00 pm
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.
The glory of Holy Week
Sun, Mar 29th 2015 02:45 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone used his homily at the start of Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo on Mar. 29, to remind worshipers, "God's holy word on Palm Sunday is a meditation on the meaning of suffering in God's plan of salvation."
Bishop Malone tells worshipers St. Patrick's Day is celebrated because of faith
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:00 pm
A visiting bishop Tuesday told worshippers that St. Patrick's faith is what is celebrated each year with "such gratitude and festivity."
Bishop Malone celebrates Mass at So. Tier Catholic/Walsh Academy
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 02:50 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo offered words of faith and reflection to some of the area's youngest Catholics.
Catholic Charities Launches 2015 Appeal; Sets $10.9 Million Goal
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 02:00 pm
The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, today announced a $10.9 million goal for the 2015 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo. Bishop Malone made the announcement at a kick-off event held at Catholic Charities' A Gathering Place, a daily social program for adults 60 years of age and older, 128 Wilson St., Buffalo.
Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Buffalo, dies at 102
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 02:00 pm
Most Reverend Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Buffalo, died Monday evening, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home in Kenmore, one day before he would have celebrated the 46th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.
Click here to view a Bishop McLaughlin photo gallery
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 02:00 pm
Bishop McLaughlin photo gallery.
We are designed by God for a purpose
Sun, Jan 4th 2015 03:00 pm
I recently found a New York Times piece I had clipped back in May 2013 entitled "The Joylessness of Sex on TV" by Ginia Bellafante. The essay opens with these words: "Sex on TV is more risqué, more graphic and more raunchy than ever. So why is it so incredibly unsexy?"