Department of Redundancy Department

We bring you this Tweet from Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, New York:

Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo speaks for the Department of Irony . . .

“This beautiful temple, the altar of which we consecrate today, . . .”

We are frankly puzzled by the following observation . . .

Monsignor Paul J. E. Burkard, Pastor of Our Lady of Victory, noted that the church has had a temporary altar for the past 30 years.

. . . as our gaze fixates on that structure at the top of the steps behind His Excellency.

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast set for May 7 at D.C. Marriott Marquis

The Marriott Marquis Hotel at the Washington Convention Center will be the site of the 2015 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, to be held at 7:00 am on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Speakers at the breakfast will include Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Bishop Richard Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. Other attendees will include Washington Archbishop Donald Cardinal Wuerl and Papal Nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.

Tickets for the breakfast are $75 each. Further information may be obtained from Mr. Gerald Giblin, whose msn.com email handle is gibling.