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National appeal supports elderly Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests

  Tue, Dec 4th 2018 10:00 am Retirement Fund for Religious Coordinator The Retirement Fund for Religious collection helps enable religious congregations to provide health care and residential planing for thousands of retired religious. (WNYC File Photo) The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 8-9 in the Diocese of Buffalo. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, the appeal benefits 31,000 elderly Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order...

Hawk-tion fundraiser at Cardinal O’Hara celebrates 25 years

  Tue, Dec 11th 2018 03:00 pm Cardinal O’Hara High Schol Board Chairman Michael Rizzo congratulates Kathy Miskey on being one of the 25 people honored for helping make Hawk-tion a success over the past 25 years. TONAWANDA — A silver anniversary is an occasion to celebrate. At Cardinal O’Hara High School, this year’s Hawk-tion, held on Nov. 9, celebrated its 25th year of the school’s most successful fundraiser. Mike Rizzo, a 1980 graduate and...

Msgr. McCarthy praises new gym at Baker Hall

  by PATRICK J. BUECHI Wed, Dec 12th 2018 12:00 pm Staff Reporter Msgr. Leo McCarthy speaks during the blessing and dedication of the gymnasium named after him. A lifelong youth coach and advocate for “Father Baker’s,” Msgr. McCarthy chaired the fundraising drive and renovations of Baker Hall School’s gymnasium. (Dan Cappellazzo/Staff Photographer) The gym is more than a place for games. It is where young people learn to obey a set of rules, work...

Many differences but one common denominator to March for Life

  Representatives from the Diocese of Buffalo gather on the National Mall to begin the March for Life in January. The Office of Pro-Life is organizing buses to Washington, D.C., for those who want to participate in 2019. (Courtesy of Pro-Life Department) Buffalo Diocese and hundreds of thousands of other Catholics will be taking a pilgrimage of public witness to Washington, D.C. They are calling for the end of abortion in the United States. The...