Posts Tagged ‘Diocese of Portland’

Statement on the Appointment of Bishop Richard J. Malone

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Today, Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI announced the appointment of Bishop Richard Malone to the Diocese of Buffalo. Bishop Malone has been an outstanding Bishop of Portland for eight years. I welcome him warmly to the Province of New York.

Here is the statement that I released to the press today.

For Immediate Release: May 29, 2012

Statement of Timothy Cardinal Dolan on the Appointment of Bishop Richard J. Malone

Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, released the following statement today on the appointment by Pope Benedict XVI of Bishop Richard Malone to the Diocese of Buffalo.

“It was with great joy that I learned of our Holy Father’s appointment of Bishop Richard J. Malone as the new Bishop of Buffalo. Bishop Malone has been an outstanding Bishop of Portland, and I know that the priests, religious, and faithful of Buffalo will find in him a most capable and pastoral shepherd. I welcome him warmly to the Province of New York and look forward to working closely with him.

At the same time, I would also like to express my thanks and admiration to Bishop Edward Kmiec for his years of wise and caring leadership of the Church in Western New York. He has been a good friend, whose insights and advice I have come to rely upon during the past 3 years that I have been Archbishop of New York. I hope we can count on his wise counsel for many years to come.”

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You can also read the statement from Bishop Richard Malone here.

Fasting & Penance

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

We are just about half-way through Lent, making this the perfect time to recommit ourselves to a real spirit of prayer, fasting, and charity.  My column this week in Catholic New York, the Archdiocesan newspaper, is all about Lenten Penance.  Here’s an excerpt:

Jesus doesn’t really tell us what we should exactly do for penance—although He does extol fasting, cutting down seriously on food—but He sure insists that we undergo some   self-sacrifice.

Yes, it may be eating less, giving up certain foods, or doing laudable acts we find tough.

All you need to do is look at me to conclude that I’m hardly an expert in fasting. But, believe me, I highly appreciate its value, take it seriously in Lent, and realize that it is a   big boost to my spiritual (and physical) health.

On my weekly program, A Conversation with the Archbishop, heard on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, I speak with Monsignor Charles Murphy, author of the The Spirituality of Fasting.  (The program airs today at 1:00 p.m. eastern time, and is repeated several times over the weekend.)  Monsignor Murphy is a priest of the Diocese of Portland, Maine, and one of my predecessors as Rector of the North American College.  I highly recommend his fine book.