News - Health

Sister of Mercy remains active after decades as an educator
Thursday, December 11, 2014 by KIMBERLEE SABSHIN

For one retired Sister of Mercy, serving the community involved joining the same religious order that touched and changed her own life as a teen at Mount Mercy Academy in South Buffalo. She later went on to become a teacher and administrator herself at many diocesan schools.


Local missionaries to serve children in Ghana
Monday, November 17, 2014 by KIMBERLEE SABSHIN

The sister of a diocesan priest and an incoming college student will travel to West Africa in November to assist the Marian Sisters of Eucharistic Love to serve children at an orphanage in Ghana. Under the careful guidance of Sister Stan Terese Mario Mumuni, MASEL, a native of Africa who has been a missionary for over 16 years, they will help children who would not otherwise have had a chance at life.


Op-Ed: BlueCross BlueShield excludes Catholic Health facilities
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 by JOSEPH MCDONALD

With the open enrollment period for Western New York seniors to choose their health care coverage for 2015 currently underway, Catholic Health is alerting area residents about important changes implemented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York to their Medicare Advantage offerings.

Diocese learns to help post-abortive women
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by PATRICK J. BUECHI

Through special training with pro-life experts last May, 30 diocesan clergy heard of the feelings of guilt and anxiety experienced by women who terminated the lives of their unborn children. They also learned how to help them heal.


Pro-life director speaks at national conference
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 by PATRICK J. BUECHI

Cheryl Calire, director of the diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities, sat among 150 of her colleagues in a leadership conference held in Charleston, S.C., in late July. The conference, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, allowed pro-life directors to share information and bring those practices back to their own dioceses.


Catholic Charities fights to break hold of drug addiction
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by PATRICK J. BUECHI
Addiction knows no boundaries. It can happen to anybody. After 35 years in the drug treatment game, Bernie Arnesen can attest to that. He has treated doctors, clergy, rich, poor, black, white.
Bishop makes clear goal of Church on life issues
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 by PATRICK J. BUECHI

Bishop Richard J. Malone delivered a keynote address to respect life coordinators that clarified Pope Francis’ position on life issues. He also stated his views in no uncertain terms. “I believe that the primal evil in our time is the assault on unborn life,” the bishop said during a Sept. 6 inservice held at the Catholic Center in downtown Buffalo.

Pro-life activist brings team of interns to diocese
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by PATRICK J. BUECHI
Members of Stand True Pro-Life Outreach spent the summer traveling across the country dropping information like a gang of Johnny Appleseeds. They swung through Buffalo in mid-August to pray, protest and participate in a pro-life weekend.  read more...
Local doctors change lives through surgery overseas
Friday, August 22, 2014 by KIMBERLEE SABSHIN

For a group of local doctors, serving the poor is about improving people’s lives by donating costly medical care, time and much-needed surgeries. In May and June, a retired priest of the diocese was among a group that traveled to Ghana and Rome with the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation, an organization of doctors and surgeons based in Williamsville, that provides reconstructive surgeries at no cost.

Fortnight for Freedom closes on high note
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 by PATRICK J. BUECHI

The Diocese of Buffalo closed out the third annual Fortnight for Freedom on July 1, on the heels of a victory for religious freedom. The Supreme Court ruled that craft store chain Hobby Lobby will not have to provide contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to its employees.