Buffalo Diocese

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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - "This is the right step for victims." Maureen Hurley, of the Lay Catholic group, Movement to Restore Trust(MRT), said she can't say she's surprised at the scope of the claims filed on the first day under the Child Victim's Act. 110 local claims were filed on day one under the...
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Brendan Keany
August 13, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Tuesday morning, representatives from Weitz & Luxenberg, a law firm from New York City, stood in front of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo to announce their plans to file more than 100 cases in Erie County when the one-year look-back window under the Child...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Movement to Restore Trust, a group of lay Catholics formed last year to address the Diocese of Buffalo's handling of clergy sex abuse, has released a lengthy document, titled The Initial Report of the Movement to Restore Trust. VIEW: Initial Report of the Movement to...
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Tom Puckett
July 05, 2019 - 3:38 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Diocese has issued a statement regarding a former school psychologist accused of possessing child porn. The diocese says David Calaiacovo was the psychologist for the West Seneca District and therefore, did some testing at Queen of Heaven. The diocese says even though...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
June 21, 2019 - 2:02 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Tuesday, James Bottlinger spoke publicly for the first time regarding Father Michael Freeman, whom he alleges sexually abused him decades ago. Recently, Bottlinger received the largest known settlement offer from the Diocese's victim compensation program - $650,...
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Tom Puckett
June 19, 2019 - 5:24 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) After complaints from parents, the Buffalo Diocese has chosen to not reassign Father Joseph Gotto to St. Christopher's Parish in the Town of Tonawanda. Gatto was placed on administrative leave after allegations of misconduct at Christ the King Seminary . Gatto was reinstated in...
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Tom Puckett
April 15, 2019 - 12:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese and the Movement to Restore Trust are forming a joint implementation team. Bishop Richard Malone says he suggested the creation of the joint implementation team to foster collaboration in the coming months between the Diocese and MRT to prioritize and...
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April 14, 2019 - 1:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Buffalo Bishop, Richard Malone conducted Palm Sunday Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, outside there was a renewed call for his resignation following the recent release of a list of 25 more members of the clergy accused of sexual abuse. Victim's advocate, Dr. Robert Hoatson was...
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February 19, 2019 - 6:36 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - A petition to keep Bishop Richard Malone from marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade has generated more than 100 signatures, but it doesn't appear that Malone will be sitting out. Despite the tumultuous 2018 of victim abuse allegations and many accusations against...
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Tom Puckett
February 07, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Diocese sells the Sheehan Residence. The property at 330 Linwood Ave. was purchased by Mingo Junction Steel Works, LLC, and the closing price was $1,300,000. The property will be utilized as a mixed-use development to include office and residential space. The...
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