WNY Catholic News

Pro-Life Perspective: Children are not fashion accessories
6 hours ago by KATHLEEN M. GALLAGHER

An article in The New York Times a few weeks ago caught my attention.  It was about an effort to legalize commercial surrogacy in New York state, the process whereby people who wish to be parents pay a woman to rent out her womb to grow a baby. 

Canonization celebration includes fireworks
one day ago by PATRICK J. BUECHI

Blessed John Paul II Parish in Lake View will observe a rare occasion April 27, when its patron is canonized. In honor of the much-loved pope, the parish will celebrate with prayer, music and fireworks.



Bishop Richard J. Malone closed Holy Week with a Mass emphasizing the true meaning of Easter, echoing his recent newspaper column, on Sunday at St. Joseph Cathedral.


In a special Easter episode of "Consider This," Bishop Richard J. Malone recalls his visit to the chapel dedicated to the late Archbishop Oscar Romero, and how it relates to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Buffalo Easter Mass set for national broadcast
Friday, April 18, 2014 by MARK CIEMCIOCH

There may not be any butter lambs, kielbasa or horseradish involved, but the nation will see a Buffalo flavor in a televised Easter Mass this month. Daybreak TV Productions taped an Easter Mass, celebrated by Bishop Richard J. Malone at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo on March 8, set to air nationally on ABC affiliate stations on April 20.

Local art and architecture inspire devotion
Thursday, April 17, 2014 by CECILIA DRISCOLL

With the arrival of spring, hopeful pilgrims may plan for travel to distant shrines. Two local Catholics, Mary Holland and Bill Koch would like to draw attention to treasures right at hand. 

Bishop Malone: Open wide your heart for Easter
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by BISHOP RICHARD J. MALONE

A lot of folks on Easter will enjoy Easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies and maybe some new clothes. Nothing wrong with that. But how many will give any real thought to the Resurrection of Christ from the dead ... and to its radical meaning for their lives?

Diocese renews itself with Chrism Mass
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by MARK CIEMCIOCH

Although it is not a Holy Day of Obligation, the annual Chrism Mass during Holy Week is one of the most important dates of the Catholic year, as priests joined Bishop Richard J. Malone at St. Joseph Cathedral Tuesday night to renew themselves.

Catholic Charities Appeal raises $8.88 Million
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by PATRICK J. BUECHI

Bishop Richard J. Malone announced that Catholic Charities of Buffalo has raised $8,886,816.65 as of April 15 for Appeal 2014. This marks 82.3 percent of the final goal of $10.8 million.