priest abuse

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August 14, 2019 - 9:13 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the first day of filing opens under the New York Child Victims Act, dozens of suits have already been filed against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. During an in-studio appearance on WBEN Wednesday morning, priest abuse survivor and advocate James Faluszczak announced...
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August 13, 2019 - 8:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - On the eve before the filing window for the New York Child Victims Act opened, Bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo issued an apology. In the written and video message, Malone says, "I want to again express my personal apology and that of the Diocese of...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
July 26, 2019 - 3:26 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has made determinations on three priests accused of abuse. As a result of these reports and the advice and recommendations of the Independent Review Board, Bishop Richard J. Malone has made the following determinations: Based on the information...
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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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Tom Puckett
April 15, 2019 - 12:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese and the Movement to Restore Trust are forming a joint implementation team. Bishop Richard Malone says he suggested the creation of the joint implementation team to foster collaboration in the coming months between the Diocese and MRT to prioritize and...
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Tom Puckett
March 21, 2019 - 1:52 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has made a determination on allegations of abuse against three priests. The diocese says the independent Diocesan Review Board met Wednesday and carefully considered the reports of investigators Scott F. Riordan and Steven L. Halter who were asked to...
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Tom Puckett
January 22, 2019 - 11:34 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has established an adult task force to handle allegations of sexual abuse of adults by priests, deacons, religious and lay employees. In a statement, the diocese adds, "The Task Force will ensure that the diocesan policies for adult abuse and...
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Tom Puckett
January 07, 2019 - 11:41 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Two priests who have allegations of abuse against them substantiated have been added to the Buffalo Catholic Diocese's list. Both Rev. Fabian J. Maryanski and Rev. Mark J. Wolski have now been added to the Diocese of Buffalo website “List of priests with substantiated allegations...
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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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Tom Puckett
December 14, 2018 - 5:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Bishop Richard Malone says allegations against two of four priests investigated have been substantiated and those priests will remain on administrative leave. Malone says the Diocesan Review Board met Thursday and "carefully considered the reports of Investigator Scott F. Riordan...
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