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These students with special needs have a request of Pope Francis
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 07:00 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) - A group representing Catholic students with intellectual disabilities is hoping a U.S. visit from Pope Francis could spark nothing less than a renaissance in Catholic education.
St. Bonaventure, Hilbert to offer majors in cybersecurity
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:00 pm
St. Bonaventure University and Hilbert College announced that they will each offer Bachelor of Science degree programs in Cybersecurity beginning in the fall of 2016. They are the only higher education institutions in the region to offer undergraduate majors in this high-demand field.
Bishop Malone to celebrate SBU's opening Mass Sunday
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 10:00 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, will preside over St. Bonaventure University's Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, Aug. 30.
Growing faculty, administrative team bring new faces to seminary
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 08:00 am
Father Joseph Gatto, president-rector of Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, said students can expect to see a blend of several new faces and a few familiar ones in expanded roles heading into the 2015-16 academic year this fall. It's all part of the story of resurgence taking place at the seminary.
Canisius High School names first female principal
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 10:00 am
Canisius High School in Buffalo named Andrea Tyrpak-Endres the first female principal in the school's 145 years of history. A longtime religion teacher at CHS, her experience includes 40 years in Catholic education.
STREAM training for more than 125 Catholic school teachers
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 12:50 pm
In its second year of the STREAM Education Initiative (S - science T- technology - R - religion - E - engineering A - arts - S science) more than 150 Catholic elementary school teachers will be trained in dynamic 21st century education courses which emphasize inquiry, creativity, design and complex thinking.
President Sister Margaret Carney among 2015 Women of Distinction to be honored by Girl Scouts of WNY
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 10:00 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - St. Bonaventure University President Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., is among nine distinguished women who will be honored by Girl Scouts of Western New York as 2015 Women of Distinction.
Bishop Malone praises the seminary in 'Consider This'
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 01:00 pm
Bishop Richard Malone explains how East Aurora's Christ the King Seminary offer education and services for all of us in a new "Consider This."
Development coordinator helps STREAM schools to 'Gear Up' engineering
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 08:00 am
With the STREAM initiative flowing along nicely at area Catholic schools, the diocesan Department of Catholic Education will add an engineering-focused element into the mix.
First-grader helps to collect art supplies for children at Roswell
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 10:00 am
A first-grader at Notre Dame Academy in Buffalo recently spearheaded a collection to provide entertainment for and put smiles on faces of children undergoing treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Grace Mallaber organized a collection of 20 boxes of art supplies to be donated to the hospital's pediatric wing.
NY Catholic Conference issues statement on Assembly bill
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 01:00 pm
As the battle for the Parental Choice in Education Act wages on, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey of Queens has sponsored a bill that would reopen child sexual abuse cases to lawsuits years after the abuse. Currently, the state permits the accuser to file suit up to five years after his or her 18th birthday.
St. Joe's Collegiate appoints new principal
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:40 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has announced the appointment of Brother Christopher Belleman, FSC, as principal, effective immediately.
NYS bishops urge public to tell lawmakers: 'Don't come home without the Education Tax Credit'
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 08:00 am
In the final days of this legislative session in Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo and key legislators are leading the fight to enact the Education Tax Credit. The governor's plan, called the Parental Choice in Education Act, will help keep Catholic schools affordable.
NY bishops to lobby state leaders on education bill
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 08:00 am
At the invitation of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop Richard J. Malone and several other New York State Bishops and representatives from all eight dioceses will meet with members of the New York State Senate and Assembly today, June 1, at the Executive Mansion in Albany
Educators ask Assemblyman to pass education act
Thu, May 21st 2015 10:00 am
A dozen educators, parents and students marched around the office of New York State Assemblymember Sean Ryan on May 20 chanting those slogans and carrying signs to let him know that as voters, they wanted him to pass the Parental Choice in Education Act.
St. Joe's announces Collegiate Summer
Fri, May 15th 2015 09:00 am
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has scheduled this year's Collegiate Summer! for June 29 through July 24. The a four-week program is designed exclusively for students entering eighth grade. The program takes place at St. Joe's (845 Kenmore Avenue) and aims to help young men get ready for high school - and have some fun too.
Cuomo, Catholic leaders promote parental choice in revised proposal
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Bishop Richard J. Malone joined together today to introduce the Parental Choice in Education Act, a revised version of the Education Tax Credit bill. Educators and students alike gathered together at Eggertsville Youth and Community Center to hear of the common goal of religion and government.
Robert Bennett appointed to Catholic School Advisory Council
Tue, May 5th 2015 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has named former New York State Regent Chancellor Robert M. Bennett to the Diocese of Buffalo's Catholic School Advisory Council, the panel which advises the bishop on matters related to Catholic education.
St. Joe's student receives national scholarship
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute is proud to announce that senior Andrew Siaw-Asamoah was named a 2014-15 National Merit Achievement Scholarship winner. He will receive one of 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth approximately $33 million.
St. Joseph University School alumnus returns to share success story
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 08:00 am
How does a high school dropout grow up to become president and chief executive officer of two international banks, run multi-million dollar enterprises, manage over a thousand employees and socialize with a queen? "Luck," says author Patrick Blewett.
St. Mary's community cleans, furnishes home for immigrants
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 12:35 pm
More than 50 members of the St. Mary's High School community, including members of the student senate, faculty, staff and parents, spent a recent Saturday morning on the West Side of Buffalo cleaning and furnishing a home for a refugee family.
Villa Maria College names new director of athletics
Sun, Apr 19th 2015 02:00 pm
Villa Maria College has appointed Don Silveri as director of athletics for the college's recently announced sports program. Silveri will bring 38 years of experience as an administrator and coach to re-build the program, while also serving as head coach of the men's basketball team, where his own coaching career began nearly 40 years ago.
Holocaust survivor speaks to Mount St. Mary Academy students
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 08:00 am
Renee Resler Joffe, a volunteer for the Holocaust Resource Center's Speakers Bureau, spoke to Mount St. Mary Academy students on March 30, detailing her experiences in Occupied France. Joffe lived with her mother, father and younger sister in Paris during the outbreak of the war and first years of occupation, before escaping to Southern France.
St. Francis High School to build athletic complex
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 08:00 am
ATHOL SPRINGS — The Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province, the board of trustees of St. Francis High School, has given final approval for the school to move forward with a multi-million dollar outdoor athletic complex redevelopment project. The province has also shown its support and dedication to the school by making a substantial donation.
Statement from Cardinal Dolan on behalf of the NYSCC
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 06:00 pm
My brother bishops and I are sorely disappointed in all of our political leaders in Albany, who again assured us of their strong personal support, but again could not deliver for the children of our state. Yet we have no alternative but to turn to them again and implore them to please pass this legislation once and for all before the close of the legislative session.
Mount St. Mary Academy helps students believe in themselves
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 12:00 pm
There's something to smile about at Mount St. Mary Academy. The Kenmore school has launched a project designed to boost the self-confidence of the students and lift the spirits of the community. The MSM Friends of Rachel Club started a Pocket Paper Project asking every student to think of an affirmation, then "Write It, Read It, Believe It."
Francis Center helps children with reading, math skills
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 11:00 am
The Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity at Stella Niagara are providing an after-school tutoring program for young children in Niagara Falls.
Bonaventure, Hilbert conclude merger discussions
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 11:00 am
St. Bonaventure University and Hilbert College announced the conclusion of their integration efforts and agreed to continue to collaborate on key strategic initiatives in keeping with their 20-year partnership.
Diocese partners with Museum of Science for STREAM
Sat, Mar 21st 2015 08:00 am
To continue the forward motion of this exciting diocesan initiative, more than 160 teachers from the 10 pilot STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math) schools in the Diocese of Buffalo took part in a professional development program Friday afternoon.
St. Joe's principal returns to Niagara Wheatfield schools
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 02:25 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute principal Jeffery Hazel has been named Director of Instructional Technology and Learning for the Niagara Wheatfield Public School District. The district's Board of Education approved the hiring at its regular meeting on Mar. 16.
St. Bonaventure's Buffalo Center to host graduate school information session March 21
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 12:00 pm
A graduate school information session will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at St. Bonaventure University's Buffalo Center, located at Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave.
Trocaire College to host annual Nutrition and Wellness Fair
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:00 pm
As a celebration of National Nutrition Month, Trocaire College will once again host a Nutrition and Wellness Fair to be held on Wednesday, March 25 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on the college's Main Campus, 360 Choate Avenue in South Buffalo.
Msgr. O'Neill recognized for contributions to Catholic education
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 08:00 am
Msgr. Kevin T. O'Neill, canonical administrator at Mary Queen of Angels Regional School in Cheektowaga, reflected upon his work supporting Catholic schools after he received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the annual Catholic education dinner for his ministry and service in January.
St. Joe's presents 'Damn Yankees' this weekend
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 04:00 pm
The St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Visual and Performing Arts Department is proud to announce that "Damn Yankees" will be presented the weekend of March 6-8.
STREAM continues to foster innovative lessons
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 02:00 pm
EAST AURORA — In celebration of Black History Month in February, Immaculate Conception School welcomed dancers and a drummer from the African-American Cultural Center to teach students about African dance.
Trocaire to host citizens preparedness training course
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 10:45 am
Trocaire College will host a Citizens Preparedness Training course for New York state residents to attend. The course will take place on Wed., March 11 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Margaret Wendt Center at the main campus located at 360 Choate Avenue in South Buffalo.
St. Bonaventure professor gives TEDxBuffalo talk on Internet addiction
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 10:20 am
ST. BONAVENTURE — Dr. Kimberly Young has been looking deeply into Internet addiction since the days of AOL chatrooms. She was the first to identify Internet addiction and its impact on our children, families and culture.
Internationally-known organic chemist comes to Canisius
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:10 pm
BUFFALO, NY - The Canisius College departments of chemistry and biochemistry will welcome internationally-renowned organic chemist Phil S. Baran, PhD, to campus on Friday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center, located at the corner of Main Street and Eastwood Place. Presented under the auspices of the Paul G. Gassman Memorial Seminar at Canisius College, Baran's lecture is entitled "Studies in Natural Product Synthesis." The event is free and open to the public.
Villa Maria College launches athletics program
Sun, Feb 8th 2015 08:00 am
Villa Maria College is getting back into the college sports game by relaunching their athletics program. Beginning in fall 2015, students will be able to compete in intercollegiate men's and women's soccer and basketball.
Program to help obtain high school equivalency diploma
Sat, Feb 7th 2015 08:00 am
Our Lady of Charity Parish in Buffalo will host a program for young people 16-21 who would like to obtain their high school equivalency diploma. The program will be held at Maguire Hall at 51 Alamo Place and is free of charge.