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New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson waves to fans before a game
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The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Two former seminarians who had accused a Buffalo Priest of abuse have been arraigned on harassment charges. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn announced on Tuesday that Matthew Bojanowski and Stephen Parisi, both former seminarians at Christ the King who had accused...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass for the Philippine community of Rome, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has abolished the “pontifical secret” used in clergy sexual abuse cases, after mounting criticism that the high degree of confidentiality has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and keep law enforcement from investigating crimes. In a new document,...
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Clergy sex abuse victims and advocates protest outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center during annual gathering of Catholic Charities USA. September 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
(AP) - Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help...
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Brian Mazurowski
October 30, 2019 - 11:06 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is again in Western New York as part of the apostolic visitation to the Diocese of Buffalo. According to a WGRZ-TV report, DiMarzio was seen conducting interviews at the Marriott hotel in Amherst on Tuesday. "We always knew that there would be...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Is the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo making moves to prepare for a bankruptcy filing? As first reported by Channel 2, credit cards connected to the diocese will be shut down as of Friday afternoon. The move could be seen as a step toward a bankruptcy filing. Friday morning, the...
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(WBEN) - The Catholic Diocese of Rochester has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The Filing was made Thursday morning in US Bankruptcy Court in Rochester. It comes as the Diocese faces nearly 50 sex abuse lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act. Diocese of Rochester Bankrupptcy Filing Diocese of...
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(WBEN) - A Southtowns Priest has become the latest clergy member to publicly ask for the resignation of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. Rev. Gene Ulrich of the Church of the Annunciation in Elma sent a letter to the Bishop asking him to offer his resignation. Ulrich said that he issued both an in...
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Tim Wenger
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Diocese of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone is facing new internal pressure to resign from the position following the latest wave of scandal to hit the Church. Rev. Robert Zilliox of St. Mary’s of Swormville has drafted a petition that is circulating among clergy that asks both...
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Tim Wenger
(WBEN) - The Diocese of Buffalo was once again in the spotlight on national television because of the ongoing abuse scandal. The program focused on the calls for Bishop Richard Malone's resignation over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against clergy members, while also highlighting the...
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