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"Road to Renewal" Initiative Launched
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 11:00 pm
In what aims to be a broad-based initiative to redefine the relevance and impact of Catholic faith in Western New York, the Diocese of Buffalo has launched its "Road to Renewal" initiative to reinvigorate Catholic faith, more fully optimize parish and diocesan resources, and, importantly, increase the reach and impact of Catholic ministries.
Dominican Sisters relocate to Ohio
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 01:30 pm
Decades of quiet prayer in East Buffalo, out of public view, have come to an end with the decision by the Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary to relocate to Sts. Peter and Paul Retreat Center in Newark, Ohio, in the Diocese of Columbus.
Joan D. Thomas Appointed Interim Catholic School Superintendent
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo has appointed Joan D. Thomas as Interim School Superintendent, an education professional with nearly five decades of experience as an educator, principal and interim superintendent and superintendent for two school districts
Diocese of Buffalo welcomes allowance for parish reopenings
Sat, Jun 6th 2020 03:00 pm
Diocese of Buffalo Welcomes Allowance for Parish Reopenings Parishes that are prepared to welcome up to 25 percent of capacity, following Diocesan established protocols may do so as soon as possible
Reverend Peter J. Karalus Restored to Active Ministry at Recommendation of Independent Review Board
Thu, May 28th 2020 09:00 am
Accepting the recommendation of the Independent Review Board and following a thorough review of all available documentation, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, Apostolic Administrator, has returned the Reverend Peter J. Karalus to active ministry effective immediately.
Diocese of Buffalo Launches Initiative to Re-envision the Catholic Church of Western New York
Fri, May 22nd 2020 05:00 pm
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, has launched a broad-based initiative focused on re-envisioning the mission of the Catholic Church of Western New York and bringing about Diocesan-wide renewal.
Diocese of Buffalo Issues Guidance for Parishes in Prepartion for Limited Re-Opening of Churches
Thu, May 21st 2020 10:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo has issued guidance for parish pastors and administrators - "Forward in Faith" - detailing the preparations and precautions they must follow in preparing to resume liturgical services and the celebration of sacraments as the novel coronavirus threat continues.
Notre Dame Academy wins Communicator Award
Mon, May 18th 2020 09:00 am
Notre Dame Academy, a Catholic elementary school in Buffalo, received news that the video production club, Our Lady Media has won a Communicator Award.
Baltimore's St. Mary's Seminary & University Selected for Priestly Formation Program by Diocese of Buffalo
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 11:00 am
Nation's oldest Catholic seminary will assume academic and spiritual formation of Buffalo seminarians in next academic year; fourth-year students to complete studies at Christ the King Seminary
Bishop Scharfenberger Offers Encouragement and Guidance during Coronavirus Pandemic
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 12:00 pm
Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, encourages prayer and reflection at home and the utilization of life-streamed liturgies for all Catholic faithful deprived of the sacramental life of the Church in this Lenten Season due to restrictions required to prevent widespread contagion of the novel coronavirus.
Diocese of Buffalo accelerates Cost/Employment Alignment Plans in Wake of Coroavirus Pandemic
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 04:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo is accelerating plans to realign the operations carried out by Catholic Center departments given the anticipated financial impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic which has required social distancing and the temporary discontinuation of Masses and other liturgical celebrations.
Bishop Scharfenberger announces Cessation of Public Masses during Coronovirus Threat
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 09:15 pm
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger announces that there will be no regularly scheduled public Masses in the Diocese of Buffalo until further notice due to an abundance of caution and growing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Bishop Scharfenberger dispenses Catholics from Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation due to Coronavirus threat
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 11:10 am
Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:00 am
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward M. Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, effective today.
Buffalo Diocese Embarks on Path Toward Reorganization
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 08:00 am
Chapter 11 filing aims to provide resolution for the most number of individuals who have been harmed by past by sexual abuse while continuing the work of Catholic ministry
Statement of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger Regarding Priest Gathering at St. Leo the Great Parish
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 12:35 pm
"Concern has been expressed over my decision to allow priests who have been placed on administrative leave or who do not have faculties to celebrate the sacraments publicly to participate in Mass with me and other priests of the Diocese yesterday.
Christ the King Seminary to Cease Operations in Current Form
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 11:00 am
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, announces that the Board of Trustees of Christ the King Seminary has approved a motion to cease operations of the institution at the end of the current academic year.
In response to allegations brought forth today in a press conference regarding a current member of Diocesan clergy, as well as a deceased member
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:10 pm
In response to allegations brought forth today in a press conference regarding a current member of Diocesan clergy, as well as a deceased member, the Diocese has provided the following statement:
Niagara Catholic High School Purchased
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 03:00 pm
The sale of Niagara Catholic High School, which was on the market, was finalized today.
Message from Bishop Malone following "ad limina" visit to Rome
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 01:00 pm
"I've just returned from the New York State bishops "ad limina" visit to Rome, and thought I'd offer a few highlights of a very busy but wonderful week.
Bishop Malone set to attend the "ad limina" in Rome
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 10:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be traveling to Rome from November 11-15 for the United States Bishops Region II "Visita Ad Limina Apostolorum" (Visit to the Threshold of the Apostles), also known as the "ad limina."
Bishop DiMarzio Concludes Apostolic Visitation in Buffalo
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 02:00 pm
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has just concluded an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo.
Bishop DiMarzio Visits Buffalo
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 02:20 pm
Bishop DiMarzio Visits Buffalo
New Director at Catholic Cemeteries
Mon, Oct 7th 2019 03:00 pm
Michael E. Attea is the new Director of Cemeteries for the Diocese of Buffalo.
Bishop Malone welcomes Apostolic Visitation
Thu, Oct 3rd 2019 04:05 pm
Bishop Richard Malone announced today that he welcomes an Apostolic Visitation by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn.
Diocese of Buffalo promulgates Adult Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures and Code of Pastoral Conduct for Clergy
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:00 pm
Diocese of Buffalo promulgates Adult Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures and Code of Pastoral Conduct for Clergy
Bishop Malone to Host College Student Listening Session at Niagara University
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 11:00 am
In conjunction with Niagara University and the Movement to Restore Trust, will host a College Student Listening Session on Wednesday, September 11 from 5:30p.m-7:30p.m
Bishop Malone places Fr. Nowak on Administrative Leave
Wed, Aug 28th 2019 03:00 pm
Fr. Jeffrey Nowak was removed from ministry so an initial inquiry could look into previously received complaints.
Secretary to the Bishop consents to leave of absence
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 03:15 pm
Rev. Ryszard Biernat consented on Wednesday, August 14, to take a leave of absence from his position as Secretary to the Bishop and Vice-Chancellor for personal reasons.
Bishop Malone places two priests on administrative leave
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 01:00 pm
The opening of the Child Victims Act (CVA) and filing of lawsuits against the Diocese of Buffalo has become another avenue by which the Diocese is becoming aware/alerted to claims of abuse.
Statement regarding recent media reports
Wed, Aug 7th 2019 01:00 pm
Recent media reports have inaccurately stated that Bishop Malone has engaged in a "cover-up" and "done absolutely nothing" in response to allegations of inappropriate conduct on the part of Fr. Jeffrey Nowak.
Bishop Malone makes determinations on three priests following Independent Review Board recommendations
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 02:55 pm
On July 24, 2019, the Independent Review Board met and carefully considered the reports of investigator Scott F. Riordan who was asked to investigate allegations of abuse against three priests of the Diocese of Buffalo.