Buffalo Catholic Diocese

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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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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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November 18, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Bishop Richard Malone is back from the ad limina in Rome, and issued a special message. "Along with Mass at the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul and in other historic churches, the greater part of the week consisted of meeting as a group with officials of the Holy See, culminating...
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Vatican City (WBEN) - Bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo was among the New York State Bishops who met with Pope Francis Friday at The Vatican. The meeting with The Pontiff was planned and part of the ongoing "ad limina" visit in Rome. Christopher Lamb is the Rome reporter for...
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Brendan Keany
November 14, 2019 - 2:11 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Wednesday, we learned of two major stories within the Buffalo Diocese. First, a report out of Rome that Bishop Malone's resignation is expected soon . NEW: Hearing from reliable sources that Bishop Richard Malone’s resignation is imminent @BuffaloDiocese The apostolic visitation...
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Tom Puckett
October 03, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Holy See has authorized an apostolic visitation for Buffalo's Catholic Diocese in the near future. This will be a fact finding mission regarding the sex abuse scandal here in Buffalo. The “apostolic visitation” will take place in the near future, led by Brooklyn Bishop...
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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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