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USCCB Chairman welcomes decision upholding injunction of travel ban
Tue, Jun 13th 2017 12:00 pm
On June 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit largely affirmed a nationwide preliminary injunction against implementation of sections of the Administration's executive order that attempted to suspend and limit the U.S. refugee resettlement program and also attempted to ban the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries.
Catholic Charities needs help to meet $11 million goal
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone and Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials are asking for help as the organization struggles to reach this year's $11 million goal with the 2017 Appeal entering its final month.
Sister Mary McCarrick to deliver seminary commencement address
Mon, May 8th 2017 08:00 am
EAST AURORA — Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, diocesan director of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, will deliver the commencement address at Christ the King Seminary on Friday, May 12. The ceremony will be held in the St. John Vianney Chapel at the seminary, beginning at 7 p.m.
Catholic Charities reaches 82 percent of goal, still trending behind
Fri, May 5th 2017 03:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo today reported the 2017 Appeal has reached 82 percent of goal, or $9,078,297.96 million in cash and pledges, a little more than three weeks after reaching 72 percent of the $11 million goal, or $7.89 million as of April 11. Typically at this time, three weeks after the annual Appeal Week campaign in local parishes throughout the Diocese of Buffalo, the Appeal is at between 87 and 91 percent of the final goal.
Catholic Charities USA names Buffalo native as volunteer of the year
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 01:00 pm
ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), announced that Estelle Anderson of Buffalo has been named the CCUSA Volunteer of the Year for 2017.
WNYCatholic Weekly April 23
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 08:00 am
Immigration and refugee assistance at Catholic Charities featuring Ann Brittain, director, and Walter Win, case manager.
Catholic Charities Wyoming County office moves to Perry
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 08:50 am
The Wyoming County office of Catholic Charities has moved to a larger, more accessible site and is now serving clients two days each week on the campus of Community Action for Wyoming County in Building #1, 6470 State Rt. 20A, Perry.
Catholic Charities Appeal Week raises $7.89 million
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 11:25 am
BUFFALO, N.Y.- Bishop Richard J. Malone reported on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal, announcing $7,890,544.24 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2017 which ran from April 2-9 in parishes throughout the diocese.
Lake View parish to co-sponsor panel on addiction
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 12:00 pm
LAKE VIEW — How do most people see addicts? Do they see them as lazy, unkept, dirty, homeless or jobless? Perhaps some addicts are these things, but that is not the truth of the matter. The truth is that they are all someone's sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, siblings, spouses, grandparents, friends, family members, coworkers and neighbors. Addiction affects people of all walks of life.
Catholic Charities to work with Encompass Family Health Home
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 09:25 am
Through a collaborative effort with Encompass Family Health Home and partners across upstate New York, Catholic Charities of Buffalo is now a Children's Health Home Care Management provider in the region. As a Children's Health Home Care Management provider, Catholic Charities will work alongside a network of other providers, health plans and community-based organizations to both enroll children in Encompass Health Home and coordinate services for children and their families.
Catholic Center staff feeds the hungry through Meals on Wheels
Wed, Mar 22nd 2017 08:00 am
The good work at the Catholic Center doesn't slow down during lunchtime. A group of volunteers uses that time to feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty through Meals on Wheels.
Diocesan officials, VOICE-Buffalo team up for refugees
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 09:00 am
As part of the Church's mission to administer service to migrants in need, representatives of the Diocese of Buffalo will be hosting an informational refugee convocation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 25 at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast March 12
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 08:00 am
The 2017 Catholic Charities Appeal, with Diocesan Director, Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, and co-chair, Barbara Mazurkiewicz.
Don't shut U.S. doors to refugees, bishops plead
Tue, Mar 7th 2017 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - With people fleeing humanitarian crises around the world, President Donald Trump's new executive order halting refugee admissions is wrong, Catholic bishop and aid groups maintain.
President's order puts Catholic Charities program in peril
Tue, Mar 7th 2017 10:00 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has provided assistance and care for incoming immigrants and refugees in the Western New York area for decades now. But now that program is in jeopardy after President Donald J. Trump signed a revised and controversial executive order that halts incoming refugees for 120 days, and severely restricts immigration from six countries.
Catholic Charities receives $1 million grant to help fund renovation of former Niagara Falls school
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 08:00 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo is the recent recipient of a $1 million grant from the Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to help transform the former Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish School in Niagara Falls into a family services center.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast February 5
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Given the heightened news focus on immigration, on this week's podcast we revisit 2 interviews on the topic of refugees.
Catholic Charities announces $11 million campaign
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 02:00 pm
Catholic Charities officially announced an $11 million goal to begin its 93rd annual appeal Wednesday to benefit services it offers residents throughout the eight counties of Western New York. Bishop Richard J. Malone, along with representatives of Catholic Charities, made the announcement at a press conference inside Catholic Charities' central intake building at 525 Washington St. in downtown Buffalo.
Date set for launch of 2017 Catholic Charities appeal
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will announce the goal, theme and patron saint of the 93rd annual appeal to support Catholic Charities' services provided throughout Western New York on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Catholic Charities' downtown Buffalo site at 525 Washington St.
Collection hits record amount for Church in Latin America
Tue, Nov 29th 2016 03:00 pm
WASHINGTON—The USCCB Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America approved 204 grants totaling over $3.8 million at its meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 12th. The total awarded this year is an historic high of over $8 million.
Zirnheld appointed CEO of Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Sat, Nov 26th 2016 07:00 am
The board of directors of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Buffalo has named Mark Zirnheld as the society's chief executive officer.
Catholic Charities holds grand opening of Health Care Center
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 01:25 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo celebrated the opening of its new Health Care Center on Buffalo's West Side with a dedication and blessing. Designed to be a "one-stop shop" for refugees, the center will offer primary medical, dental and educational resources in the former Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, school and rectory on Herkimer Street.
Catholic Charities Health Care Center will hold grand opening
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 08:00 am
A grand opening to celebrate the completion of the Catholic Charities Health Care Center, located on its Immigration and Refugee Assistance campus in Buffalo, now that both health care providers are operational, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the converted former Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 10 Herkimer St., Buffalo. Brief remarks will begin at 3:30 p.m. All are invited.
Native of Ghana shares how CRS saved him from hunger
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 01:00 pm
As part of the official humanitarian agency of the Church, aid workers of Catholic Relief Services travel the globe to provide food, shelter, education and other needs to fellow human beings. One man whom CRS touched is Thomas Awiapo, formerly an orphaned child in Ghana, who credits the agency with changing his life and providing him with an education at a CRS-sponsored school after losing most of his family to starvation.
Mother Teresa Home helps homeless mothers
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 09:00 am
When Cheryl Calire unlocked the door to the former St. Adalbert rectory, she opened a new life for women and their babies. Through the Mother Teresa Home, she will offer a roof over the heads for homeless women who have chosen to raise their babies.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul suspending operations at Niagara Falls store
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 01:00 pm
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will close its store at 1919 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, effective at the close of business, Saturday, Oct. 15. The store provides reconditioned clothing, household goods and small appliances at little or no cost to those in need.
Workshops offered for caregivers
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 08:00 am
"Caregivers: This Day is for You" is the theme of free day of workshops for caregivers set for Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Millennium Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. The event is sponsored by the Western New York Alzheimer's Caregiver Partnership (WNYACP) and the Erie County Caregiver Coalition.
Eden resident to serve as missionary in South America
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 08:00 am
While her friends are saying "hello" to fall, Mara Wicket will say "hello" to a new life. On Oct. 17, the Steubenville grad will fly to Ecuador to begin a year of missionary service with Heart's Home.
Msgr. Carr Institute gives new leases on life toward recovery
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 12:00 pm
In providing its services to the community, the Chemical Dependency Treatment Program of Catholic Charities' Monsignor Carr Institute in Buffalo is at the forefront of Western New York's fight against an ongoing epidemic of opioid addiction and related deaths. The center provides help for recovering patients, including counseling and Suboxone, a medication prescribed for associated symptoms.
Volunteers show up to Give Back
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 02:00 pm
The diocesan Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry held its first-ever "Give Back," a large-scale outreach effort for young people to engage in community service in the name of the Catholic Church. The event, which took place Sept. 10 and allowed dozens of volunteers to help out at a total of 11 service sites, was a success.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast August 28
Sun, Aug 28th 2016 08:00 am
Continuing our series on the Works of Mercy in our diocese, this week we visit the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Ignatian Volunteer Corps fills crucial social service niche in WNY
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 09:30 am
In order to carry out the Jesuit tradition of serving the poor while also helping the organizations that serve them, volunteers of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps serve throughout the Diocese of Buffalo. The organization is a recent addition to Western New York, having expanded here in February. Jesuit priests found the group, which pairs semi-retired men and women with service groups, in 1995.
Program gives young women a second 'TRY'
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 08:00 am
In 1990, a Sister of St. Joseph serving at St. Mary of Sorrows Parish on the East Side of Buffalo got the idea to start a residence for homeless women after noticing how many young women were wandering the neighborhood's streets. After seven years, Sister Mary Augusta Kaiser, SSJ started the Teaching and Restoring Youth program.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast July 24
Sun, Jul 24th 2016 05:00 pm
This week we talk about Healthy Baby Festivals sponsored by the Catholic Charities WIC program.
Nuns on the Bus roll through Buffalo
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:00 pm
"We cannot be couch potatoes," said Sister Simone Campbell, SSS to dozens of people gathered at a busy intersection in downtown Buffalo. It was part of her 'Nuns on the Bus' tour which stopped briefly, Wednesday morning, at St Paul's Episcopal Church.
Fidelis Care awards grant for Catholic Charities program
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 08:00 am
This is the 12th consecutive year Fidelis Care has supported the Catholic Charities of Buffalo In-School Social Work Program, recently awarding Catholic Charities a $403,850 grant to continue its commitment to make a difference in the lives of youth, their families and educators.
Catholic Charities leaders attending conference on Church response to domestic violence
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 09:00 am
Given that one in four women and one in seven men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the Church's response to this issue is needed.
Catholic Charities surpasses 2016 campaign goal
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:00 pm
The 2016 Appeal for Catholic Charities of Buffalo ended on a high note this evening as Bishop Richard J. Malone took to the stage at Kleinhans Music Hall immediately prior to the Forte Tenors concert to announce this year's campaign surpassed its $11 million goal, with cash and pledges received totaling $11,108,356.45.
St. Vincent's Door funding resources for those in transition
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 09:00 am
Since 1845, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has worked to provide material and spiritual assistance to those who need it most. The director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Buffalo spoke about St. Vincent's Door, a fund the local society is creating with the goal of helping women and children who are now in transition and need help after surviving domestic violence or other hardships.
St. Benedict's and Episcopal neighbors team up to help refugee family
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 06:00 am
Catholic and Episcopal parishes have followed the example of their shepherds by joining forces to help the needy. Now, a family of Somali refugees will have a home in Buffalo, thanks to the work of the two congregations.