priest abuse

Michael Whalen
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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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Tom Puckett
September 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As a petition drive continues to remove Bishop Richard Malone from the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, An attorney who dealt with priest sex abuse in Boston says it could be an element in taking away Malone's credibility. Mitchell Garabedian says this could help diminsh Malone's good...
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Demonstrators outside Christ the King Seminary protest and call for Bishop Malone's resignation. August 28, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
August 28, 2019 - 7:32 pm
East Aurora, NY (WBEN) Just after Father Jeffrey Nowak was placed on administrative leave by Bishop Richard Malone, protesters headed to Christ the King Seminary where Malone was meeting with fellow clergy. "This diocese is a diocese of blackmail, of corruption, of greed," says Steve Parisi, whose...
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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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