Diocese of Buffalo

Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
WBEN Newsroom
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
Photo Courtesy @BuffaloPadre
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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Bishop Richard Malone
Bishop Richard Malone/WBEN Photo-Tim Wenger
WBEN Newsroom
December 02, 2019 - 5:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A report from a Catholic reporter said that Bishop Richard Malone will resign as the head of the Diocese of Buffalo on Wednesday. Rocco Palmo reported on Monday that the Bishop plans to resign this week and will be replaced by Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger. A source for...
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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
September 23, 2019 - 12:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Claims made by a former seminarian have led to an investigation from the Erie County District Attorney's office. Matthew Bojanowski, who quit seminary in August and publicly called out Bishop Richard Malone for a culture of sexual abuse and cover ups, was reached out to by...
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Father Robert Zilliox
Mike Baggerman
September 11, 2019 - 11:58 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A letter circulating amongst priests in the Buffalo Diocese calling for Bishop Richard Malone to resign in the wake of his handling of the clergy sex abuse scandal is not being met with a significant amount of support. Father Robert Zilliox told WBEN the letter has received...
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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
September 07, 2019 - 5:41 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Allegations of child sexual abuse against Father Louis S. Dolinic were substantiated following an internal review from the Diocese of Buffalo. The priest will remain on administrative leave until the findings by the Diocese are reviewed by the Vatican, who will make the final...
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