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Praying with St. Stephen in Buffalo

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/25/15

Wednesday night, those of us attending the Catholic Media Conference gathered for Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, a short walk from our hotel. I couldn’t help but notice that the sign outside has ordinary of the diocese listed as the pastor for the church.

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Mass was celebrated by Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone, who offered warm and inspiring words to Catholic communicators on a particularly apt occasion: the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist.

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Of particular interest: a beautiful stained glass window in the cathedral, depicting the martyrdom of St. Stephen.

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The stained glass windows behind the altar, meantime, show the birth, death and resurrection of Christ.

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The organ up in the choir loft is a work of art unto itself.

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After Mass, Bishop Malone greeted us as we left. I couldn’t help but feel that Buffalo is doubly blessed in both its cathedral and its shepherd.

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