Diocese of Buffalo

Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 30, 2019 - 10:03 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Bishop Richard Malone and the Diocese of Buffalo have issued determinations on four priests following review by the Independent Diocesan Review Board. The board met this week and carefully considered the report of Investigator Thomas E. Fowler, Jr., who had been asked to...
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April 24, 2019 - 7:56 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is acknowleding an incident that occurred earlier this month at a Hamburg rectory. The incident in question did not involve any physical abuse and is characterized as "insensitive conversations" according to a diocesan statement: On the evening...
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Tim Wenger
April 12, 2019 - 8:14 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Diocese of Buffalo fired back after the latest Channel 7 report on the clergy sex abuse scandal highlighted the diocese witholding the names of 25 priests accused of abuse. The WKBW report unveiled internal records from the Diocese that showed an agenda from last June...
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January 04, 2019 - 5:50 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo says the sale of the bishop's mansion is moving forward as part of efforts to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse. Bishop Richard Malone announced in April that he would put the E.B. Green-designed property, worth more than $1...
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December 20, 2018 - 2:09 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - In what has become an all too familiar scene, alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse gathered on the sidewalk across from the Catholic Center and the Diocese of Buffalo Thursday to call into question recent settlement offers that have been made and publicized. The criticism...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
December 05, 2018 - 2:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Another member of the Diocese of Buffalo has left. Steven D. Timmel, the Diocesan Executive Director of Financial Administration, announced that he will be leaving his position on February 1. Timmel has worked for the Diocese of Buffalo for the last 31 years. He said he's...
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Mike Baggerman
November 05, 2018 - 10:07 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Was Diocese of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone aware of allegations made against two priests in the church when he spoke with WBEN last Friday ? “Not that I know of,” Malone responded when WBEN host David Bellavia asked him last week if any priests under his command have...
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November 05, 2018 - 3:37 pm
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - Embattled Bishop Richard Malone added 36 names Monday to a public list of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a child, bringing the number to 78, and described a "tsunami" of victims who came forward following the creation of a program to compensate...
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Bishop Richard Malone addresses the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Diocese of Buffalo with Tom Bauerle and David Bellavia. November 2, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger)
Mike Baggerman
November 05, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone will meet with priests within the Diocese of Buffalo on Monday. "The bishop will be discussing the current situation with the priests," Kathy Spangler, the spokeswoman for the Diocese of Buffalo, told WBEN in a statement. "He has done so on...
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November 03, 2018 - 6:04 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Diocese of Buffalo has placed two more priests on administrative leave as a result of the ongoing priest abuse investigations. After receiving abuse complaints against Msgr. Frederick R. Leising and Father Ronald P. Sajdak, Bishop Richard J. Malone has placed Msgr...
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