Buffalo Catholic Diocese

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger
Edward Scharfenberger speaks to reports shortly after the Diocese of Buffalo officially files for bankruptcy. February 28, 2020 (AP Photo)
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May 22, 2020 - 5:16 pm
Apostolic Administrator Edward Scharfenberger unveils renewal initative for Buffalo Diocese.
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St. Stephen Parish on Baseline Road in Grand Island on April 23, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
May 21, 2020 - 11:19 am
Buffalo Catholic Diocese unveils guidance to reopening following pandemic.
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Tom Puckett
April 28, 2020 - 5:22 pm
Buffalo Diocese to cease financial support and health benefits to priests accused of abuse.
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Tom Puckett
March 19, 2020 - 4:39 pm
Buffalo Diocese trims 24 positions.
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March 10, 2020 - 3:53 pm
Buffalo Diocese says communtion need not be suspended in light of coronavirus concerns.
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Tom Puckett
January 30, 2020 - 5:12 pm
Buffalo Catholic Diocese warns Chapter 11 filing is imminent.
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January 21, 2020 - 5:57 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The Vatican has ordered an investigation of a sexual abuse allegation against Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who was previously named by Pope Francis to investigate the church’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New...
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Jeffrey Anderson
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December 28, 2019 - 7:34 am
Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex offender registry. And yet the former Catholic priest was only just this month added to a...
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Bishop Richard Malone
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December 03, 2019 - 9:31 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone following widespread criticism from Malone’s staff, priests and the public over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. The Vatican announced the resignation in a brief...
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December 02, 2019 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes out the window of his high-rise Manhattan office at one of the great symbols of the church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “I wonder how much that...
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