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Explanation of Bankruptcy Filing By the Buffalo Catholic Diocese - Bishop Edward Scharfenberger Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz Retires upon reaching the retirement age for bishops of 75
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Christ the King Seminary to cease operations in current form at the end of the academic year
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New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson waves to fans before a game
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The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Two former seminarians who had accused a Buffalo Priest of abuse have been arraigned on harassment charges. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced on Tuesday that Matthew Bojanowski and Stephen Parisi, both former seminarians at Christ the King who had accused...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass for the Philippine community of Rome, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has abolished the “pontifical secret” used in clergy sexual abuse cases, after mounting criticism that the high degree of confidentiality has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and keep law enforcement from investigating crimes. In a new document,...
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Clergy sex abuse victims and advocates protest outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center during annual gathering of Catholic Charities USA. September 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
(AP) - Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help...
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Brian Mazurowski
October 30, 2019 - 11:06 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is again in Western New York as part of the apostolic visitation to the Diocese of Buffalo. According to a WGRZ-TV report, DiMarzio was seen conducting interviews at the Marriott hotel in Amherst on Tuesday. "We always knew that there would be...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Is the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo making moves to prepare for a bankruptcy filing? As first reported by Channel 2, credit cards connected to the diocese will be shut down as of Friday afternoon. The move could be seen as a step toward a bankruptcy filing. Friday morning, the...
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Tom Puckett
September 24, 2019 - 3:29 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has unveiled a new policy of priest misconduct toward adults. Bishop Richard Malone mentioned this during a WBEN interview last week . "Sexual misconduct by clergy directed toward adults is contrary to Christian principles and inconsistent with the...
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Tom Puckett
September 20, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has developed a new page on its website to guide anyone who may need to report abuse, misconduct or fraud. The diocese says the new page giving three options: (1) Call 911 (if imminent danger exists)/law enforcement (2) Contact the Victims Assistance...
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