Diocese of Buffalo

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WBEN Newsroom
May 28, 2020 - 10:29 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Catholic Diocese fo Buffalo has reinstated Reverend Peter Karalus to active ministry.
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Bishop Edward Scharfenberger
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WBEN Newsroom
March 15, 2020 - 9:57 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - As concerns about Coronavirus continue to sweep society in the form of cancellations and warnings, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger announces that there will be no regularly scheduled public Masses in the Diocese of Buffalo until further notice due to an abundance of caution...
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Clergy abuse survivor Gary Astridge (left) and Attorney Steve Boyd (right) after Diocese of Buffalo files for bankruptcy (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Clergy abuse survivor Gary Astridge (left) and Attorney Steve Boyd (right) after Diocese of Buffalo files for bankruptcy (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 02, 2020 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Victims of clergy sex abuse are concerned that the bankruptcy filing by the Diocese of Buffalo will not give them the right level of justice, despite an expected financial settlement to be determined through the bankruptcy courts.
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Bishop Edward Scharfenberger
Edward Scharfenberger speaks to reports shortly after the Diocese of Buffalo officially files for bankruptcy. February 28, 2020 (AP Photo)
Mike Baggerman
February 28, 2020 - 3:49 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Diocese of Buffalo Apostolic Administrator Edward Scharfenberger said he hopes that bankruptcy will provide the diocese an opportunity to refocus and improve on their mission.
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
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January 17, 2020 - 1:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Diocese of Buffalo has returned two priests who were accused of abuse to ministry after the allegations against them were not substantiated.
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Kathy Spangler and Richard Malone. September 4, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Kathy Spangler and Richard Malone. September 4, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
WBEN Newsroom
December 12, 2019 - 9:21 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Eight days after Richard Malone resigned from the Diocese of Buffalo, the spokeswoman for the Diocese of Buffalo has also left. Kathy Spangler, who took over the communications role for the Diocese in 2018, will "pursue other interests and opportunities" according to a...
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James Faluszczak and Paul Barr outside the Diocese of Buffalo. August 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 10, 2019 - 1:54 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Clergy sex abuse survivor James Faluszczak is urging more transparency from diocesan officials and specifically called out Buffalo's Apostolic Administrator, Edward Scharfenberger, to release information that he knows about abuse in Western New York. Faluszczak, a Western New...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 10, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - If and when the Diocese of Buffalo files for bankruptcy, don't expect the church to quickly come out of the financial situation quickly. Multiple bankruptcy attorneys have said that it could take years for the church to come out of bankruptcy if it indeed plans to file for...
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Father Paul Seil
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Mike Baggerman
December 04, 2019 - 10:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Edward Scharfenberger's presence in Western New York is already having a positive impact, according to a local priest. Father Paul Seil of St. Bernadette's Church in Orchard Park said that the apostolic administrator has already reached out to the local clergy in an effort to...
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Bishop Edward Scharfenberg (center) | Photo courtesy of Diocese of Albany
Bishop Edward Scharfenberg (center) | Photo courtesy of Diocese of Albany
Mike Baggerman
December 03, 2019 - 11:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Diocese of Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is taking over the reigns at the Diocese of Buffalo as the apostolic administrator once Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone vacates. Scharfenberger, 71, has been the bishop at the head of the Albany Catholic Church since 2014, where he...
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