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Olean Basilica to Livestream Masses

March 19, 2020

OLEAN, NY – The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that it will be livestreaming Masses after the Diocese of Buffalo closed Masses to the public as a response to the coronavirus.

The Masses at the Basilica will be livestreamed through Facebook and the Basilica’s website Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m.

The Basilica will be ...

Bishop Lifts Sunday Mass Obligation for Catholics

BUFFALO, NY – Due to the Coronavirus threat, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has temporarily excused Catholics from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.

“We all must be vigilant in doing all that is possible to participate in efforts to minimize and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, especially among older adults and those most vulnerable,” the Diocese ...

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cancels All Church and Community Events

OLEAN, NY — St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church has canceled all church and community events due to Coronavirus concerns.

The church announced the cancellations in a post on its Facebook page Friday morning. The post said an announcement will be made when events are resumed.

For more information on the Coronavirus in the Greater Olean area, visit TAPinto Greater Olean's ...

Allegany Student Learns About Sustainability and Justice in Erie

ALLEGANY, NY – Lauren Schifley of Allegany was one of 10 Canisius College students who completed a weeklong service immersion in Erie, Pennsylvania, during the college's Winter Service Week in early January. Schifley is a 2023 integrated marketing and communication major.

The students stayed at the monastery of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie and experienced the sisters' ...

Reed on Buffalo Bishop's Resignation: It's Time to Focus on the Future

On the day the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone resigned as Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, Rep. Tom Reed said that it is time to focus on the future.

“The bottom line is that this has a been a very dark time, not only in Buffalo, but across the Catholic religion,” Reed said during his Wednesday media call. “I’m a proud Catholic, and, as a proud Catholic, I am ...

Buffalo Diocese Introduces Scharfenberger as Apostolic Administrator Following Malone's Resignation

BUFFALO, NY --- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo marked a desire to move forward Wednesday with the introduction of the Most Rev. Edward Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany, as its apostolic administrator following the resignation of the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone as bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo earlier that morning. 

"My family just got a whole lot bigger," ...

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone Resigns, Vatican Announces

ROME — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Richard J. Malone as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, the Holy See Press Office announced early Wednesday morning. Malone has been under fire for nearly two years following reports of a lack of oversight by the diocese regarding clerical abuse. 

On its website shortly after 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, the ...

Updated report: Bishop Malone Will Resign on Wednesday

A report by an independent news source indicates that Richard J. Malone, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, will resign on Wednesday. 

According to a report by Rocco Palmo, an independent journalist who covers the Catholic Church, following Malone’s resignation, Pope Francis will name Edward Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany, as apostolic administrator of Buffalo until ...

Report: Bishop Malone Will Resign on Wednesday

A report by an independent news source indicates that Richard J. Malone, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, will resign on Wednesday. 

According to a Whispers in the Loggia blog report by Rocco Palmo, an independent journalist who covers the Catholic Church, Pope Francis will name Edward Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany, as apostolic administrator of Buffalo until a ...

Olean Area Ceremony of Dec. 8 'Worldwide Candle Lighting' for Children Gone Too Soon Is Scheduled for Lincoln Park

OLEAN, NY — This year’s local ceremony of the “Worldwide Candle Lighting,” in memory of all children who have left too soon, will be returning to its original location in Lincoln Park (corner of East State and South Union streets) on Dec. 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Believed to be the largest mass candle lighting, this event held in communities around the globe is ...

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A Difficult End to Senior Year Does Not Compare to the Memories Made

When the unexpected happens, we sometimes do not know how to react. We immediately think of the effect the present will have on the future. 

When news on the coronavirus started to get serious back in March, I found myself thinking this way as I knew a lot of uncertainty lay ahead. 
 
Your senior year of college is a special time, one where you are supposed to be soaking in ...

Coronavirus and Life Without Sports: How It Boosts Fandom

The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought almost all sports to a halt. This was certainly the right decision because the health of our citizens should be put first. This unusual time has left me and many other sports fans with a feeling of emptiness, trying to take in everything that is going on.

Multiple professional athletes have tested positive for COVID-19. More than a dozen NBA players, ...

For Cashiers, COVID-19 Means a Change in Routine

CUBA, NY – I’ve worked at the Giant Food Mart of Cuba as a cashier for about three years, since my junior year of high school. 

When I reported for work on Friday at 4 p.m., the normal clamor of rustling paper bags, chattering customers and employees and squeaking grocery carts’ wheels greeted me. 

But I would soon face a situation I’d never seen ...

Warming House Benefits From Olean Baker’s Generosity With Sales Through Noon, June 3

May 29, 2020

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — A passion for baking passed down from his mother has inspired an act of compassion from Louie Proto.

Accountant and financial planner by day, artisan baker in the pre-dawn morning, Proto has donated 100% of his bread sales since early April — almost $5,000 — to five organizations serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a way ...

Employers Can Grant Paid Leave for COVID-19

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

In addition to the relief for employees, businesses can ...

COVID-19 Response Fund Grant Application Process Will Reopen Monday

Grant applications for the second round of funding from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Cattaraugus County will be available beginning Monday.

The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, Dr. Lyle F. Renodin Foundation and the United Way of Cattaraugus County together worked to establish the COVID-19 Response Fund for Cattaraugus County, which provided $27,000 in its initial round of grants to ...