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President Trump restores pro-life Mexico City policy
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 11:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - On Monday, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, an international pro-life regulation that is generally seen as an indicator of an incoming president's views on abortion.
Poll: 6 in 10 Americans favor 20-week abortion ban
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 11:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Ahead of the 44th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. a survey shows a "consensus" favoring a 20-week abortion ban, which President Trump has pledged to sign into law if passed by Congress.
Pro-lifers carve space for themselves at Women's March
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 11:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Amid signs proclaiming "Keep Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries," "#IstandWithPlannedParenthood", and a host of other homemade posters ranging from the snarky to the explicit at the Women's March on Washington, pro-life women staked a spot in support of women's dignity - and against abortion.
USCCB Pro Life Chairman applauds re-establishment of Mexico City Policy
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 04:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC—Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities, applauded the memorandum issued today by President Donald Trump restoring the Mexico City Policy and extending its requirements to all U.S. global assistance.
Awards recognize determination work of pro-life workers
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 09:00 am
The diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities presented the annual Pro-Vita Awards during a special Mass on Jan. 21 at St. Christopher Parish in Tonawanda. The Pro-Vita Awards were established in the Diocese of Buffalo in 1995 and are presented to people who best exemplify respect for all life.
'Pray for life. Stand up for life.'
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 11:00 am
In "Consider This," Bishop Richard J. Malone talks about President Trump, the March For Life and the pro-life words of Pope Francis from his exhortation, "Amoris Laetitia."
Pope Francis: having an abortion to keep your figure is a big problem
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 02:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - On Wednesday Pope Francis issued strong words against worshipping idols, cautioning against the false hope that beauty, wealth and power can give, but which lead a person to trust in empty promises rather than in the Lord.
96-year-old still defending the unborn after quarter century
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 08:00 am
As a pilot with the United States Army Air Corps, Michael Mombrea Sr. began his adult life training fighter pilots to fly missions over Europe during World War II. In the twilight of his life, this 96-year-old continues to fight on a battleground of a different kind; the fight to save the unborn.
Pro-Life Office announces January events and fundraiser
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 09:25 am
In the coming months, the Office of Pro-Life Activities will be organizing two events to honor those who participate in and aid the pro-life cause in the Diocese of Buffalo, as well as provide resources and financial means for the office to continue its mission of supporting pregnant mothers and their children in need.
Bishop Malone announces Mass, March for Life to recognize Supreme Court decision
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 09:00 am
The diocesan observance of the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Christopher Parish, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will be the celebrant.
Ohio lawmakers revive 'heartbeat abortion' ban
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 03:00 pm
COLUMBUS, OHIO (CNA/EWTN News) - Citing the prospect of a more favorable Supreme Court, Ohio legislators have passed a ban on abortions once an unborn child's heartbeat can be detected.
Night of Prayer begins December 8
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The 27th Annual Night of Prayer will be observed Thursday, Dec.8, at 9 p.m. to Friday, Dec. 9, at 1 a.m., Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego.
Cardinal Dolan welcomes continued Year of Mercy provision
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), welcomed Pope Francis' November 20 apostolic letter "Misericordia et Misera" ("Mercy and Misery"). In his letter, Pope Francis extended the Year of Mercy provision granting priests worldwide a faculty related to the sin of abortion: "Lest any obstacle arise between the request for reconciliation and God's forgiveness, I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion."
Cardinal Dolan renews opposition to doctor-assisted suicide
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 08:55 am
The Washington, DC, City Council and the voters of Colorado both recently acted to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called for increased efforts to fight against assisted suicide, saying it must be "opposed with renewed vigor."
Pope extends Jubilee mandate on abortion, confession
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 02:00 pm
ROME, ITALY (CNA/EWTN News) - Although the Jubilee of Mercy has ended, Pope Francis has decided that some of the novelties he applied to the Church during the Holy Year will continue.
Bishop Malone to celebrate Rosary Novena for Life
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 01:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 19, Bishop Richard J. Malone will be main celebrant at the final Rosary Novena for Life for 2016. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Parkside and Parker avenues, Buffalo, will begin at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a peaceful, prayerful procession to a nearby abortion clinic (optional). At the clinic, participants will pray the rosary with the hope that today's society will choose life instead of abortion. The group will return to St. Rose of Lima for closing prayers.
During personal health crisis, mother refused to abort twins
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 01:00 pm
During October, those of us who cherish God's gift of life prayerfully look to both heaven and earth for encouragement and inspiration. We pray, celebrate successes and share stories that encourage us in the cultural struggles we face.
In final debate, candidates diverge sharply on abortion
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - In the final presidential debate on Wednesday, the major party candidates were pressed to explain their positions on abortion. Hillary Clinton defended her earlier support of partial-birth abortion, while Donald Trump reiterated the assertion that he is pro-life.
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.
Buffalo lawyer wants massive monument to Mary
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 10:00 am
It took 16 years for land to be found on which to build the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Construction on the gothic and art nouveau basilica began in 1882 and is expected to be complete in 2026. So, Laurence Behr doesn't think his project is moving too slowly.
Moral theologian: Tim Kaine 'gravely wrong' to treat abortion as a personal matter
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 09:35 am
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was gravely wrong to say he personally opposed abortion while taking a pro-choice stance in public office, a moral theologian says.
Orleans County parish hosts pro-life book talk
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 08:00 am
LYNDONVILLE — At the two worship sites of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, a dedicated, strong group of parishioners has been meeting since March to discuss "Persuasive Pro-Life," by Catholic author Trent Horn, a guide for encouraging persuasive and productive discussion on the pro-life cause with those on the opposite side of the political spectrum. On Sept. 7, the group held a meeting at the parish's St. Patrick worship site in Lyndonville. It also regularly meets at the St. Joseph worship site in Barker.
Wyoming County couple to host Respect Life booth
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 09:00 am
PIKE — Each August, a Wyoming County married couple aims to raise the community's awareness of the pro-life cause at the Wyoming County Fair. For eight years, Robert and Yvonne Smith have presented a "Respect Life Booth" at the fair, with plans already underway to do it again next year.
Here's what the VP candidates said about abortion last night
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 04:00 pm
FARMVILLE, VA. (CNA/EWTN News) - The topic of abortion made an appearance at the vice presidential debate last night, as both candidates discussed the role of faith in their lives, and how it aligns with their political views.
Memories of a canonization
Tue, Oct 4th 2016 09:00 am
It seems fitting that the first residents of Mother Teresa Home attended the canonization of the home's saintly namesake. Cheryl and David Calire, executive directors for the transitional home for single mothers, took a pilgrimage to Italy for the Sept. 4 ceremony with Pope Francis.
Remembering Respect Life Sunday
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 10:00 am
Special attention is given to pro-life causes during the month of October, as the Diocese of Buffalo celebrated Respect Life Sunday on Oct. 2 with Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral and the National Life Chain. See some of the sights of the day in our new photo gallery.
Bishop Malone: Join us for a celebration of life
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 12:00 pm
"Moved by Mercy" has been a consistent theme of Pope Francis and one that has particular urgency today. This year's theme for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Respect Life Program fills us with encouragement and hope and calls us to love, defend and celebrate all human life. It calls us to joyfully follow the example of Christ, to love without limits, and further, to act on that sense of true Christian charity.
Respect Life Sunday includes Life Chain
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant at the Respect Life Mass on Sunday morning. Following the Mass, there will be a blessing of families, babies and expectant mothers.
Judges and lawyers turn out for Red Mass
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 03:00 pm
"I have personally seen the difference that committed Catholic lawyers can make in confronting big societal challenges," said Bishop Richard J. Malone to dozens of judges and lawyers gathered Wednesday at the annual Red Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Two countries come together for pro-life musical event
Tue, Sep 27th 2016 08:00 am
Music and the love for life will bridge two countries and two coasts the weekend of Oct. 1-2, as Father Bill Quinlivan and friends will offer a special musical event to honor the pro-life cause.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast September 18
Sun, Sep 18th 2016 08:00 am
Father Bill Quinlivan discusses a Living Rosary for Life taking place on both sides of the border.
Cardinal Dolan on deceptive 'Catholics for Choice' campaign
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 02:05 pm
WASHINGTON - Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement alerting the public to a deceptive ad campaign calling for taxpayer funding of abortion in the name of the Catholic faith.
Forum takes aim at doctor-assisted suicide
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 09:00 pm
"It simply will be cheaper to kill than to treat," said Dennis Vacco as he made a case against physician assisted suicide. The former New York State Attorney General was one of the featured speakers at a forum hosted by the Public Policy Committee of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
Filmmaker Ann McElhiney to speak at Lawyers for Life dinner
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 12:00 pm
Western New York Lawyers for Life will hold its 20th annual Pregnancy Care Center benefit banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Creekside Banquet Facility, 2669 Union Road, Cheektowaga, starting with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Guest speaker Ann McElhinney is a prominent Catholic investigative filmmaker who has recently produced a movie about Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist who was imprisoned for life for the murder of several born-alive infants, and manslaughter of a woman patient. McElhinney will show clips from her forthcoming film, "Gosnell."
Mother Teresa Home opens with a blessing
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 06:40 pm
After a few years of planning and one year of construction, the Mother Teresa Home has officially opened on Buffalo's East Side. Hundreds gathered on Thursday afternoon for a dedication Mass at St. Adalbert Church and then watched on a live video stream as Bishop Richard J. Malone blessed the tiny chapel in the Mother Teresa Home next door.
Forum on physician assisted suicide legislation
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
The Public Policy Committee of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is hosting a public forum on Thursday, Sept. 8, to address proposed New York State legislation that would legalize doctor-assisted suicide. The bill has already been approved by the Assembly Health Committee, setting the stage for a possible vote this year. Senator Diane Savino, of Staten Island, and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, of Scarsdale, each sponsored bills which 'relate to a terminally ill patient's request for and use of medication for medical aid in dying.'
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast August 21
Sun, Aug 21st 2016 08:00 am
On this week's podcast Cheryl Calire, director of Pro Life Activities for the diocese, talks about the dedication and blessing of the new Mother Theresa Home on the East Side of Buffalo.
Buffalo names 'institutional expression of mercy' for Buffalo diocese, the Mother Teresa Home
Thu, Aug 18th 2016 09:10 am
Buffalo's Bishop Richard J. Malone will dedicate and bless the Mother Teresa Home on Thursday, Aug. 25, the eve of Mother Teresa's birthday. Located at the former St. Adalbert Church rectory, 208 Stanislaus St., Buffalo, the home will serve as a temporary residence for homeless, pregnant women and young mothers while transitioning back into the world.
Mother Teresa Home opens doors and hearts to new mothers
Thu, Aug 18th 2016 09:00 am
Home is where Cheryl Calire's heart is. After a year of cleaning, carpentry and more cleaning, she will open the Mother Teresa Home, a place for women who have chosen life to live. The ribbon-cutting and dedication will take place Thursday, Aug. 25, with Bishop Richard J. Malone blessing the house.
Even a former Obama staffer thinks the Democratic platform is extreme
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA, PA. (CNA/EWTN News) - The Democratic Party platform has drawn the ire of critics - including a member of Barack Obama's former campaign - who say its extreme positions on abortion shut out millions of pro-life voters.