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99-year-old recovered heart patient joins in Mercy Hospital’s milestone 500th TAVR celebration

Cardiologists Drs. Joseph Gelormini and Nadeem Haq, at left, and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Stephen Downing take time for a photo with 99-year-old Joan LaDuca, a former TAVR patient, who joined them to celebrate the 500th TAVR performed at the Heart Center at Mercy Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Mercy Hospital) Ninety-nine-year-old Joan LaDuca, a grateful former…

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O’Hara congratulates sports champs with Athletic Hall of Fame inductions

TONAWANDA — Cardinal O’Hara High School will honor new inductees into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m., at Banchetti by Rizzo’s in Amherst. Inductees include individuals and teams that made an impressionable mark on the school’s history. Paul Cartone ’89, a graduate from Niagara University and Buffalo State College,…

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Cardinal O’Hara inducts 9 into Hall of Fame

TONAWANDA — Cardinal O’Hara High School will honor new inductees into the school’s Hall of Fame at a banquet and ceremony on Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m., at Banchetti by Rizzo’s in Amherst. Candidates, selected by a committee of alumni and supporters from the school, are selected for their accomplishments during their time both at…

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Bills fever sweeps Buffalo parish

 A sea of red and blue fill the seats behind Blessed Sacrament School to watch the Bills play the Dolphins. The Buffalo parish invited parishioners to watch the game together to reunite the community. “Any Bills fans out here today?” Father Joseph Porpiglia asked while looking at a sea of football jerseys and T-shirts bareing…

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Parish revives ‘Church on Fire: Stay With Us!’ series

Blessed Sacrament Church in Buffalo will revive the Church on Fire: Stay With Us! program that had been cancelled last March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The series was initially launched as a program of learning, reflection and inspiration as expressed through word, music and song: all in response to the clergy abuse scandal that…

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Where human life begins, the abortion debate ends

At a recent White House press conference, President Joe Biden said, “I respect those who believe life begins at the moment of conception. I don’t agree, but I respect that. I’m not going to impose that on people.” But, Mr. President, it’s not a matter of belief. It’s a matter of well-established science that human…

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Bishop Fisher Places Retired Priest on Administrative Leave

(Buffalo, NY) – Bishop Michael W. Fisher has placed the Reverend Robert J. Schober (70), a retired priest of the Diocese of Buffalo, on administrative leave upon being informed that informational documents have been filed with the federal Bankruptcy Court as part of the Diocese’s chapter 11 reorganization proceeding.  As is standard practice in these…

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U.S. News places Canisius in top tier on ‘best colleges’ ranking

Canisius College placed No. 21 in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings for America’s Best Colleges, Regional Universities – North. Canisius was recognized for student success, first-year student retention rate, average graduation rate, student-faculty ratio, faculty resources and average alumni giving rate.  Canisius also ranked No. 4 on the Best Value Schools list…

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‘Two Steps Forward’ will be focus of fall book club at Stella Niagara’s Center of Renewal

STELLA NIAGARA — The Western New York community is invited to join the “Two Steps Forward” six-session 2021 fall book club, part of the Devotion-by-Distance retreat programming offered by the Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara. The 2021 fall book club will meet Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Oct. 5,12,19 and…

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Pope: Bishops must handle Communion debate as shepherds, not with censures

Pope Francis answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Bratislava, Slovakia, to Rome Sept. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM SLOVAKIA (CNS) — The debate about denying Communion to politicians who support abortion must be handled in a pastoral way, not by public condemnations that seek to “excommunicate” Catholics who are…

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Villa Maria College moves to eighth ranked Best College in North for social mobility

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, unveiled its 2022 U.S. News Best Colleges. For the second consecutive year, Villa Maria College was included on two lists: Social Mobility and Best Regional College North.   Social Mobility   Out of 52 colleges and universities, Villa Maria College was ranked eighth in Social Mobility. This is a…

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Courage of Thomas More examined at Red Mass

With a portrait of St. Thomas More nearby, Bishop Michael W. Fisher delivers a homily about repentance and redemption at the annual Red Mass held at St. Joseph Cathedral. The annual Mass recognizes those in the legal profession. Area lawyers, judges and public officials of all faiths were welcomed at St. Joseph Cathedral for the…

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Catholic Health long-term care facilities recognized for top quality and performance by NYS Nursing Home Quality Initiative

Catholic Health’s long-term care facilities have been ranked in the top tiers of best performing facilities in New York state, as measured by the State Department of Health’s Nursing Home Quality Initiative, an annual quality and performance evaluation project to improve the quality of care for residents in Medicaid–certified nursing facilities across the state. Father Baker Manor,…

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Incoming Bona freshmen learn what it means to be a Bonnie 

ST. BONAVENTURE — As the newest generation of St. Bonaventure University students were welcomed into the Bona family at the start of the fall semester, the Class of 2025 joined together to fund scholarships for their new peers. All incoming freshmen received a $1 bill during Welcome Days and were asked to return the dollar…

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Bishop to bless families, babies and expectant mothers

This October several very special events will honor the unborn lives in the Diocese of Buffalo.   The Knights of Columbus, the Office of Pastoral Ministries and Buffalo 40 Days for Life will sponsor a Unified March and Respect Life Mass. Celebrated by Father David Baker, the Mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, at…

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