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Bishop Edward Scharfenberger
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - As Bishop Edward Scharfenberger begins his second month serving as the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Buffalo, many issues concerning the priest abuse scandal, lawsuits and likely bankruptcy continue to be the focus of his work. Scharfenberber, the Bishop of...
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Bishop Edward Scharfenberger and John Hurley
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December 17, 2019 - 8:47 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone and the naming of Bishop Edward Scherfenberger as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, The Movement to Restore Trust has developed an initial list of desired qualities the laity, clergy and religious of the...
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Michael Whalen
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Tim Wenger
December 08, 2019 - 7:46 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - When Bishop Edward Scharfenberger was introduced to the Buffalo catholic community as the newly appointed apostolic administrator for the Diocese of Buffalo, he said he wanted to meet with survivors of priest abuse. That didn't take long as survivor Michael Whalen took to the...
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Bishop Edward Scharfenberger and John Hurley
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Tim Wenger
December 07, 2019 - 10:04 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - On a cold and crisp Saturday during the Advent season, hundreds quietly filed into the doors of the ornate Montante Cultural Center on the campus of Canisius College in Buffalo. They came to hear words of hope and to hear how trust may be restored to the Catholic Diocese of...
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October 31, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has confirmed Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has just concluded an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo. The Bishop made three trips; a total of seven days. He met with and interviewed close to 80 individuals; both clergy and...
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Brendan Keany
October 02, 2019 - 1:11 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - In what now seems like a bi-monthly occurrence, sex abuse victims advocate Robert Hoatson stood across the street from the Buffalo Diocese on Wednesday morning to reveal another case of abuse and call for the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone. Hoatson announced that a low six-...
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Brendan Keany
September 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Sex abuse victims advocate Robert Hoatson has been calling for Bishop Richard Malone's resignation for more than a year-and-a-half. On Wednesday morning, he held yet another press conference outside the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, but he appears ready to take up a new strategy, as...
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Brendan Keany
September 10, 2019 - 1:27 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Fr. Ryszard Biernat is the second whistleblower to come out of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo after WKBW released conversations he had with Bishop Malone that Biernat had secretly recorded. He also claims that he was sexually abused as a seminarian by Fr. Art Smith - a priest who...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
September 06, 2019 - 1:15 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - "Malone has created moral, ethical and administrative chaos," said prominent victims advocate Robert Hoatson, who serves as the president and founder of Road to Recovery. Hoatson, like many have throughout the week, stood outside the Buffalo Diocese on Friday morning to again call...
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