Clergy sex abuse

Tom Puckett
February 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) This weekend's summit at the Vatican is aimed at addressing the sex abuse scandal in the church. The leader of a local group seeking to restore trust in the Buffalo diocese says he's trying to dial back expectations. John Hurley, Canisius College President and member of the...
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Diocese of Buffalo (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
August 30, 2018 - 12:16 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An alleged victim of abuse at the hands of a clergy within the Buffalo Catholic Diocese is now suing, claming nuisance. Matthew Golden claims he was abused by one of the priests. “I will continue to fight this fight for the children in the Diocese of Buffalo as long as Bishop...
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Attorney Mike Reck (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 17, 2018 - 3:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Attorneys from Jeff Anderson & Associates, a law firm that advocates on behalf of child and clergy sex abuse victims, released a report with additional information about the 42 priests credibly accused of sexual abuse from the Catholic Diocese and gave an example as to...
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Catholic Charities Building on Delaware Ave in Buffalo (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 27, 2018 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Any time Catholic Charities receives a contribution, whether a donation solicited via mail or one received in person, it all goes through M&T Bank's Lockbox Service . "Daily, (M&T Bank) sends back to us a running tab of who has contributed," Sister Mary McCarrick,...
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March 23, 2018 - 11:07 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Diocese of Buffalo and Bishop Richard Malone are responding to the sexual abuse scandal with a video apology. In the video, Bishop Malone offers ways in which victims may seek help and offers assurances of safety and security for the young people within the diocese. "I...
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Robert Hoatson, President of Road to Recovery, Inc., a New Jersey-based non-profit charity outside the Diocese Headquarters on Main Street on March 21, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 21, 2018 - 1:57 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Outside the Buffalo Catholic Diocese Headquarters on Main Street on Wednesday morning was Robert Hoatson, who urged the Buffalo Diocese to be more transparent following its Tuesday release of 42 priests who were accused of sexual abuse. "Yes we're happy that 42 priests names...
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Bishop Richard Malone asked about the clergy sex abuse developments outside the Buffalo Irish Center on March 16, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
March 21, 2018 - 7:48 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Following the release of the list of area priests who were credibly accused of sexual abuse on Tuesday, advocates on behalf of those abused are holding a press conference on Wednesday morning. They believe, according to a press release, that the release of the 42 priests in...
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