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Father Smith and Father Venne placed on administrative leave

After receiving an abuse complaint against Fr. Arthur S. Smith, of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Depew, Bishop Richard J. Malone has placed Father Smith on administrative leave as an investigation continues. Bishop Malone has also placed Rev. Samuel J. Venne on administrative leave after receiving an abuse complaint. Fr. Venne is a retired priest serving at St. Stephen's Parish on Grand Island.

20 of the Strangest Things in Catholic Culture, According to a Former Protestant

This is interesting perspective! Can anyone else relate? Protestant YouTube star Lizzie Estella Reezay of the YouTube channel LizziesAnswers was officially received into the Catholic

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This Medieval “Worst Ever Depiction” of St. George and the Dragon Is Hilarious

Happy feast of St. George! St. George has been the patron of England for centuries, and you can find beautiful St. George

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Devotion to Our Blessed Mother at St. Lawrence Parish

St. Lawrence Parish at 1520 East Delavan Ave., Buffalo, will hold a special Mass of devotion to Our Lady.

Thousands come to venerate relics of St. Padre Pio

Throughout the day on Saturday, thousands of people lined up at St. Gabriel's Church in Elma for the chance to venerate several relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. One by one, they took turns walking up to a table and were allowed to briefly touch some of the relics which included Saint Pio's crusts of the wounds, cotton-gauze with his blood stains, a lock of Saint Pio's hair, his mantle, and a handkerchief soaked with his sweat hours before he died. Touching or praying in the presence of such an object helps a faithful individual focus on the saint's life and virtues, so that through the saint's prayer or intercession before God, the individual will be drawn closer to God.

Mark Wahlberg & Wife Celebrate Daughter’s 1st Communion on Instagram (With Pictures!)

This is wonderful! Actor Mark Wahlberg and his wife Rhea have been very public about their Catholic faith, posting Ash Wednesday greetings and calling for

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'Today Show' honors Buffalo Catholic Charities volunteer

"Daisy" Estelle Anderson has volunteered for Catholic Charities for 30 years, but on April 19, the appreciation and esteem earned for all of her work was given back to her, courtesy of a visit from Al Roker of NBC's "The Today Show."

Father Zajac among those to be honored by SBU

Three outstanding community members devoted to making a positive difference in Western New York will be honored May 2 at St. Bonaventure University's Gaudete Medal Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo.

Muslims in Arab World Call on Catholic Priests for Exorcisms, Priest Reveals at Rome Conference

This is interesting turn of events. The 13th annual course on Catholic exorcism at Regina Apostolorum University in Rome has been taking place

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A small wooden cross and the power of prayer

When we suffer we look for things that give us comfort and strength. When Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz, CSSF, visited her terminally ill brother, Jack, she gave him comfort and strength with a small wooden cross.