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Pro-Life committees share strategies at Vine & Branches meetings
Monday, December 09, 2013 by PATRICK J. BUECHI

Respect life coordinators across the diocese have asked for more education on life issues and the diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities has replied. Warriors in the pro-life movement now hold quarterly Vine & Branches meetings to share information and hear from people making decisions that support life.

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Sister Norine enjoys volunteer service during retirement
Thursday, December 05, 2013 by MARK CIEMCIOCH

Among the many retired women religious in the Diocese of Buffalo is Sister Norine Truax, RSM, who helped area Catholics develop ways to help children with special needs.

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Permanent deacon receives blessing through pro-life ministry
Thursday, October 31, 2013 by ERIN TRESTER

Michael Dulak was ordained a permanent deacon three years ago and now serves at Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Blasdell. As part of his ministry, Deacon Dulak has been doing various work in pro-life ministries. 

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Fidelis Care expands into Western New York
Monday, October 14, 2013 by MARK CIEMCIOCH

With President Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act taking effect, Fidelis Care announced they have been approved as a qualified health plan for New York state residents to consider purchasing in September. Fidelis is the state’s only Catholic health care insurance.

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Father Seil talks diabetes in new 'Our Daily Bread'
Friday, October 11, 2013 by PAULA DEANGELIS

We hear so much about it, but exactly what is diabetes? According to Ann Marie Smokowski, a certified diabetes educator and certified dietitian/nutritionist at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, “Diabetes is a medical condition where a person has high blood sugar because the pancreas produces inadequate amounts of insulin or the body’s cells do not respond to the insulin effectively.” 

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Baker Victory Services provides adoption, foster care services
Thursday, October 10, 2013 by ERIN TRESTER

Baker Victory Services in Lackawanna has provided adoption and foster care services to families for over a century. 

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Pro-Life leaders meet to discuss successes, challenges
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 by PATRICK J. BUECHI
Ben Casey would feel at home during the recent pro-life leadership conference sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Both the television doctor and the conference covered the same topics – man, woman, birth, death, infinity. read more...

In late August, entertainment news outlets and social media users expressed outrage over 20-year-old Miley Cyrus’ sexualized performance with Robin Thicke at MTV’s annual Video Music Awards, raising a seemingly age-old debate on the use of sex in popular culture. 

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Inservice offers insight into stopping abortion legislation
Friday, October 04, 2013 by PATRICK J. BUECHI

“Winning” served as the unofficial theme of this year’s inservice sponsored by the diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities in September. Keynote speaker Kathleen M. Gallagher, director of Pro-Life Activities for the New York State Catholic Conference, and director of the Catholic Action Network, explained how the pro-life movement defeated a proposed bill that would expand abortion in the Empire State.

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Uplift packet offers help for body, mind and spirit
Monday, September 23, 2013 by MARK CIEMCIOCH

When people think of family life, they tend to focus on marriage and children. But the diocesan Office of Family Life can be a great resource for many moments in life beyond family, like those suffering from depression.

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