priest abuse

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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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August 28, 2018 - 10:14 pm
(WBEN/AP) - A committee created by the Catholic Church specifically to prevent sexual misconduct by clergy on Tuesday issued a damning assessment of the failings to stem the abuse, calling it an "evil" caused by "a loss of moral leadership." The National Review Board called for an investigation led...
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August 26, 2018 - 9:02 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amidst a growing list of community and political leaders calling for his resignation, Bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is releasing his first response to the questions of his leadership. Bishop Malone, through the diocese, released the following...
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Diocese of Buffalo (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
June 28, 2018 - 6:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Buffalo Catholic Diocese Bishop Richard Malone has placed four more priests on administrative leave after being accused of abuse. Bishop Malone has placed the following priests on administrative leave until the completion of a preliminary investigation regarding a complaint of...
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