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John Phillips was in bed, flickering in and out of awareness, when his daughter Colleen brought him hard news on Mother's Day. She told Phillips, who was overwhelmed by illness, how his grandson, Ryan M. O'Neill, came home late Saturday to Colleen's house in South Buffalo. O'Neill, 27, stayed up for a while talking to his sister Angelina, before he went to bed. When …

Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity is celebrating a $2.25 million donation. The gift, donated by a family from outside Western New York, will go to the organization's $12 million capital campaign to improve the Our Lady of Victory campus and its program sites in Lackawanna. "This is the single largest gift Our Lady of Victory has ever received from a private donor,…

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Typically, the call would have come right around this time of year. The phone would always ring on a busy day in early March at the Buffalo Irish Center in South Buffalo, and Mary Heneghan, amid her duties, would pick it up. The caller would be Joe Kelley, offering to help. For decades, Kelley was part of the Irish Center fabric. He painted delicate Celtic knotwork o…

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"Questions being raised now revolve around whether his work will be enough to qualify him for sainthood in the Catholic Church . . . In other words: Was Father Baker a miracle worker, or simply a wonderful man ahead of his time?" - from a Buffalo News article by Charity Vogel In the Catholic Church, becoming a saint is a little more complicated than making it, for insta…