Daily Archive: Friday, March 17, 2017

Olean church that inspired Our Lady of Victory becomes WNY’s newest basilica

Western New York has another basilica. St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean met the criteria to be designated a basilica by Pope Francis, the Diocese of Buffalo announced Friday morning. The designation establishes a special connection among the church, Pope Francis and St. Peter, the first pope, according to a news release. “I was absolutely

Cuba capitalism blinds tourists from Communist reality

“So when are you going to Cuba?” I get that a lot, maybe once a week. It’s understandable, since I am a home-grown Cubano, at least until I was almost 5 years old. That’s when my parents, in an act of ultimate sacrifice, left everything behind except their dignity and a sense of purpose to