Bishop Malone

Brendan Keany
September 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - The past year-and-a-half has been a difficult one, to say the least, for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Despite the seemingly constant criticism and calls to resign, Bishop Richard Malone hasn't yet wavered from his intention of remaining as bishop. Last week, Malone appeared in...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
September 06, 2019 - 1:15 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - "Malone has created moral, ethical and administrative chaos," said prominent victims advocate Robert Hoatson, who serves as the president and founder of Road to Recovery. Hoatson, like many have throughout the week, stood outside the Buffalo Diocese on Friday morning to again call...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 06, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - With the FBI reportedly investigating the Diocese of Buffalo in its role in the clergy sex abuse scandal over the last year, former FBI agent in Buffalo, Peter Ahearn, said it's hard to say how long the investigation will take. Channel 7 and The Buffalo News have both...
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Tim Wenger
Tom Puckett
June 06, 2019 - 5:23 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Bishop Richard Malone will host a series of listening sessions with parishioners. The Buffalo Catholic Diocese says the sessions will include Bishop Malone praying with the faithful, hearing their thoughts and comments, inviting discussion, and offering summary remarks regarding...
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Tim Wenger
April 12, 2019 - 8:14 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Diocese of Buffalo fired back after the latest Channel 7 report on the clergy sex abuse scandal highlighted the diocese witholding the names of 25 priests accused of abuse. The WKBW report unveiled internal records from the Diocese that showed an agenda from last June...
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October 11, 2018 - 10:28 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - A high-ranking U.S. cardinal in Boston says he is concerned about a bishop's handling of alleged clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and wants the Vatican to step in. A spokesman for the Boston archdiocese tells WKBW-TV in Buffalo that Cardinal Sean O'...
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Bishop Richard Malone (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
August 16, 2018 - 4:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Bishop Richard Malone commented on the recent Pennsylvania grand jury report about the catholic church. "The Diocese of Buffalo is committed to learning from the sins and crimes of the past and from the ways they were handled. I share in the sense of horror at the magnitude...
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Bishop Richard Malone (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Mike Baggerman
March 22, 2018 - 4:57 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As more victims of clergy sexual abuse come forward, advocates and the victims continue their push for the New York State Legislature to pass the Child Victim's Act. The bill would extend the legal time frames that currently restrict the ability for victims to bring criminal...
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Robert Hoatson, President of Road to Recovery, Inc., a New Jersey-based non-profit charity outside the Diocese Headquarters on Main Street on March 21, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 21, 2018 - 1:57 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Outside the Buffalo Catholic Diocese Headquarters on Main Street on Wednesday morning was Robert Hoatson, who urged the Buffalo Diocese to be more transparent following its Tuesday release of 42 priests who were accused of sexual abuse. "Yes we're happy that 42 priests names...
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