priest abuse

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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November 05, 2018 - 3:37 pm
Cheektowaga, N.Y. (WBEN) - Embattled Bishop Richard Malone added 36 names Monday to a public list of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a child, bringing the number to 78, and described a "tsunami" of victims who came forward following the creation of a program to compensate...
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November 03, 2018 - 6:04 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Diocese of Buffalo has placed two more priests on administrative leave as a result of the ongoing priest abuse investigations. After receiving abuse complaints against Msgr. Frederick R. Leising and Father Ronald P. Sajdak, Bishop Richard J. Malone has placed Msgr...
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Tom Puckett
October 31, 2018 - 5:46 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Diocese is refuting a part of Sunday's 60 Minutes report on priests accused of sexually abusing children. The report said "8 or 9 priests" were allowed to remain on active duty despite being credibly accused of sexually abusing children. Read the statement...
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Tom Puckett
October 25, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Bishop Richard Malone sits down for a television interview tonight with WIVB's Don Postles, an attorney who has been defending victims of priest abuse says Malone still needs to do more to address the issue. Malone tells Channel 4 there has been a violation of trust in the...
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October 18, 2018 - 9:26 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in New York and Pennsylvania according to multiple reports. CBS News reports the Diocese of Buffalo is among those served subpoenas by the Department of Justice. WBEN has...
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September 30, 2018 - 8:46 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - While Bishop Richard Malone and other members of the religious hierarchy of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo were inside St. Joe's Cathedral in downtown Buffalo Sunday afternoon, a handful of demonstrators were outside on the sidewalks again calling for Malone's resignation...
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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
September 24, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An Ellicotville priest has been placed on administrative leave. He's the latest to be accused of abuse. After receiving an abuse complaint against Father Ronald B. Mierzwa, Bishop Richard J. Malone has placed Father Mierzwa on administrative leave as an investigation continues...
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September 08, 2018 - 7:28 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Bishop Richard Malone has delivered a message to the Diocese of Buffalo that is being read at masses this weekend. In the letter, the Bishop apologizes and vows to continue as the leader of the diocese. Bishop Richard J. Malone delivered the following message to the faithful...
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September 07, 2018 - 9:58 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The New York attorney general's new investigation into clergy sex abuse allegations in the Roman Catholic Church could be massive, delving into confidential church files in a state where hundreds of people have already made claims through programs run by the church itself. But...
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