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Award-winning chamber ensemble Merz Trio to perform at St. Bonaventure’s Quick Center

ST. BONAVENTURE — Merz Trio, winner of multiple music awards including the 2019 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. This is the fourth concert of the 2021-2022 Friends of Good Music performance season.   Hailed by CutCommon magazine…

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Italian bishop forbids unvaccinated priests from distributing Communion

Catholic News Agency – An Italian bishop has prohibited unvaccinated priests and lay people from distributing Communion as Italy tightens its Covid-19 restrictions. Bishop Giacomo Cirulli of the southern Italian diocese of Teano-Calvi and Alife-Caiazzo issued a letter on Jan. 8 with new rules to stem the spread of the coronavirus. “I prohibit the distribution…

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Canisius accepted into U.S. Cyber Command Academic Engagement Network

Canisius College was accepted into the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN). U.S. Cyber Command collaborates with academia to engage the future workforce, increase cyber-applied research, expand cyber-focused analytic partnerships and enrich strategic cyber dialogue.  Canisius is one of 84 colleges and universities selected to partner with the command across their enterprise, which…

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Father Dudzik and Father Mahoney given added responsibilities

Bishop Michael W. Fisher has given Father Josef Dudzik, administrator of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Cheektowaga, additional responsibility as the parish administrator of St. Josaphat and Resurrection parishes, also in Cheektowaga. This became effective Dec. 6, 2021. Father Thomas Mahoney, pastor of Infant of Prague Parish, was given the additional responsibility as…

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U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for International Justice and Peace Commends pledge by World Powers to avoid nuclear conflict

WASHINGTON — Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, Illinois, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace issued the following statement in response to world powers’ pledge to prevent nuclear weapons spread. His full statement follows: “On Jan. 3, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council…

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Diocese plans pro-life observances (updated)

The Diocese of Buffalo will host two special days to mark the 49th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion. On Saturday, Jan. 15, the Pro-Vita Mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo beginning at 4:30 p.m. During the Mass, the diocesan Office of Pro-Life Ministries will present…

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Children’s book examines the Eucharist

Ascension Press will release “The Real Presence” written by Claudia Cangilla McAdam and illustrated by Gina Capaldi this month. The 32-page children’s book tells of two cousins who live in Jesus’ time and argue about everything. They want Jesus to judge which of their families’ crops is better – grain or grapes. When they find themselves in the Upper Room…

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