Buffalo Diocese

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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Tom Puckett
December 21, 2018 - 12:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Diocese says allegations of abuse against a priest have been unsubstantiated. The diocese says the report by Investigator Scott F. Riordan was reviewed by the independent Diocesan Review Board into allegation of sexual abuse against a minor by Rev. Ronald Sajdak...
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Tom Puckett
November 21, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Another priest in the Buffalo Diocese has been placed on administrative leave. In a statement, Bishop Richard Malone has placed Father Samuel T. Giangreco Jr. on administrative leave as an investigation continues. Giangreco is accused of sexual misconduct with an adult female...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - There is a lot of darkness within the Buffalo Diocese right now. A group of lay Catholics is working to change that. Dr. Nancy Nielsen, a member of a committee seeking reform in the church, joined WBEN for a special conversation Friday morning. Nielsen is a professor at the...
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Orchard Park, N.Y. (WBEN) - The cloud from the clergy abuse scandal in Buffalo is impacting not only parishioners, but priests as well. Fr. Paul Seil, Pastor of St Bernadette's Church in Orchard Park, was a guest on WBEN Thursday. "Personally, this is a very stressful time," said Seil. "At my...
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Tom Puckett
October 31, 2018 - 4:23 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese places another priest on administrative leave. After receiving an abuse complaint against Father Michael P. Juran, Bishop Richard J. Malone has placed Father Juran on administrative leave as an investigation continues. Juran, who is in his 70's, has a...
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Tom Puckett
September 27, 2018 - 6:12 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese says it has placed the president and rector of Christ the King Seminary on adminstrative leave after a complaint against Father Joseph C. Gatto involving an alleged sexual advance made on an adult. The Diocese released this statement: Yesterday [...
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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
September 24, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An Ellicotville priest has been placed on administrative leave. He's the latest to be accused of abuse. After receiving an abuse complaint against Father Ronald B. Mierzwa, Bishop Richard J. Malone has placed Father Mierzwa on administrative leave as an investigation continues...
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Niagara County District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek. August 28, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 29, 2018 - 3:00 am
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN) – As the Diocese of Buffalo faces scrutiny over its handling of the clergy sex abuse scandal, pressure is mounting as prosecutors in New York State are gaining traction in their efforts to uncover more examples of alleged abuses and administration woes. “Like everywhere, the...
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WBEN Photo/Susan Rose
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Fallout continues from a report that Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone returned a priest to ministry after he had been removed due to abuse allegations, then ignored new allegations against the priest despite warnings from parishoners and a church deacon. Bishop Malone admitted...
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