Buffalo Catholic Diocese

Tom Puckett
September 05, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Movement to Restore Trust has announced it is calling on Bishop Richard Malone to resign. Following is a complete statement from the organization: Members of the Organizing Committee of The Movement to Restore Trust (MRT) contacted Bishop Richard J. Malone Thursday,...
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Tom Puckett
August 20, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Another surprising development from within the hierarchy of the Diocese of Buffalo Tuesday as Rev. Ryszard Biernat consented to take a leave of absence from his position as Secretary to the Bishop and Vice-Chancellor for personal reasons. This leave is for an undetermined...
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August 13, 2019 - 8:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - On the eve before the filing window for the New York Child Victims Act opened, Bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo issued an apology. In the written and video message, Malone says, "I want to again express my personal apology and that of the Diocese of...
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Tom Puckett
August 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) This week, the Child Victims Act gives victims one year to file a claim of sexual abuse no matter when it happened or how old they are. With numerous claims to be filed against the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, could it mean bankruptcy? Attorney Mitchell Garabedian says that is...
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Tom Puckett
August 07, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese is disputing a report of a coverup involving an active member of ministry. In a statement the diocese cites recent media reports as saying Bishop Richard Malone has engaged in a “cover-up” and “done absolutely nothing” in response to allegations of...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
July 26, 2019 - 3:26 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has made determinations on three priests accused of abuse. As a result of these reports and the advice and recommendations of the Independent Review Board, Bishop Richard J. Malone has made the following determinations: Based on the information...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 28, 2019 - 1:19 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has released its report on Independent Reconciliatory Compensation Program. The report found 127 claimants of abuse were offered compensation awards. The diocese says it received an unexpectedly large number of claims. In reviewing the claims, the...
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Tom Puckett
May 14, 2019 - 2:14 pm
Blasdell, NY (WBEN) A meeting was held Monday with parishoners of a church concerned over recent actions of their pastor. The Buffalo Catholic Diocese says parishioners of Our Mother of Good Counsel in Blasdell hosted a private meeting to discuss recent events which involved their pastor, Rev...
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Tom Puckett
April 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Catholic Diocese Bishop Richard Malone says he will not step down. This coming just hours after new initiatives were introduced in conjuction with the Movement to Restore Trust. "I have been doing all my ministry everywhere I'm scheduled to do it, enjoying being with the...
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Tom Puckett
March 21, 2019 - 1:52 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has made a determination on allegations of abuse against three priests. The diocese says the independent Diocesan Review Board met Wednesday and carefully considered the reports of investigators Scott F. Riordan and Steven L. Halter who were asked to...
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