Michael Whalen

Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen/WBEN Photo - Tim Wenger
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
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger and John Hurley/WBEN Photo
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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WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany
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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Michael Whalen protesting outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. September 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 17, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - February 27, 2018. Though the sex abuse culture in the Diocese of Buffalo and the Catholic Church has allegedly gone on for decades, it was on that date when the culture was brought to attention in Western New York . Michael Whalen, a South Buffalo resident who stood outside...
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Clergy sex abuse victims and advocates protest outside the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center during annual gathering of Catholic Charities USA. September 12, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 12, 2018 - 1:39 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Victims and advocates on behalf of the victims protested outside of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center late-Wednesday morning. The annual gathering of Catholic Charities USA featured papal nuncio Christophe Pierre, who is the ambassador from the Vatican to the United...
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Dave Debo
March 09, 2018 - 7:17 am
(WBEN) In its initial week of operations, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo's compensation program for victims of clergy sexual abuse has drawn several claims, and some criticism of the deadlines that will exclude others who haven't come forward sooner. “Since last week’s announcement about the...
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March 04, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The man who spoke out about being abused by an area priest last week is criticizing the Dioceses of Buffalo program to aid victims of abuse by clergy. Michael Whalen was joined by Robert Hoatson from Road to Recovery on Sunday morning and said that the Independent Reconciliation...
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