priest abuse

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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Bishop Richard Malone, attorney Terry Connors announcing victims compensation fund/WBEN photo
December 05, 2018 - 8:25 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Yet another settlement offer for a victim of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo has been revealed and it is the largest offer known to date. Attorney Barry Covert tells WBEN Stephanie McIntyre has been offered $400,000 by the diocese for claims made against Father Fabian...
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Tom Puckett
November 21, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Another priest in the Buffalo Diocese has been placed on administrative leave. In a statement, Bishop Richard Malone has placed Father Samuel T. Giangreco Jr. on administrative leave as an investigation continues. Giangreco is accused of sexual misconduct with an adult female...
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November 12, 2018 - 6:01 am
Baltimore, ND (WBEN/AP) - In an abrupt change of plans, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened the group's national meeting Monday by announcing it will delay for at least several months any votes on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis that is rocking...
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November 08, 2018 - 6:25 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Priest abuse victims' advocates were back in front of the Buffalo Diocese headquarters Thursday calling again for Bishop Richard Malone's resignation. "The press conference run by Bishop Malone was nothing short of pathetic," says Robert Hoatson of Road to Recovery. "Isn't it...
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