Religions and Spirituality

August 9, 2020

OLEAN, NY — The Baha’i Faith Community of Olean has organized “Forging a Path Forward to Racial Justice,” a virtual version of its monthly interfaith devotional and dialogue gatherings, for Tuesday at 7 p.m. The gathering will be provided by the Olean Public Library on Zoom. According to a ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — A friar who lives in the St. Bonaventure Friary has tested positive for COVID-19. He is asymptomatic and has been placed in isolation, the university announced Saturday. The other friars living at the friary decided voluntarily Friday night to be tested, and results are ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BUFFALO — The Diocese of Buffalo released a video statement Monday afternoon on behalf of Bishop Richard J. Malone following his return to the United States after a week spent in Rome with other bishops from across New York State. A report by Christopher Lamb, The Tablet's Vatican ...

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ROME — A report out of Rome indicates Richard J. Malone, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, will resign. Malone, who has served as the diocese's bishop since 2012, is in Rome to visit Pope Francis with other bishops from across the state. A report by Christopher Lamb, Rome ...

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