Lay Advisory Groups

Who represented YOU at this meeting? Make phone calls! Ask questions.

These laypeople represent YOU, me, and our precious families. What informed their decisions in their vote on Saturday? FIND OUT. Committed Catholics (pictured) were trying to send a message to fellow laypeople attending a meeting with Bishop Richard Malone on September 14. One of the people representing me at this historic meeting (I don't think… Continue reading Who represented YOU at this meeting? Make phone calls! Ask questions.

Basilica of St Mary of the Angels in Olean

Layity’s role in helping to save Fr. Ryszard Biernat’s vocation

The seminarian, reeling from trauma, was unceremoniously dumped on the rectory porch of Saint Mary of the Angels Church. At least that's how if felt to him. Two years after having been allegedly sexually molested by a diocesan priest, Ryszard Biernat's abuse continued, this time at the hands of diocesan officials in downtown Buffalo who were… Continue reading Layity’s role in helping to save Fr. Ryszard Biernat’s vocation

Basilica of St Mary of the Angels in Olean

Out of cruelty, love.

If you are moved with compassion for Fr. Ryszard Biernat, please take the time to contact him to offer an expression of prayer and love. You may do so in the comments box below. It is a way for anyone who had the pleasure of getting to know Fr. Ryszard to continue to offer him… Continue reading Out of cruelty, love.