priest abuse

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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Tom Puckett
June 20, 2018 - 6:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says while creepy, the alleged actions of a priest will not result in a charge.. "We have looked into it, and the alleged conduct did not rise to the level of criminal conduct," says Flynn in the case of a priest accused by a girl of...
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Tom Puckett
June 07, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Around the country, the issue of priest abuse has been around for decades. One reporter covering allegations around the country says dioceses need to be aware of complacency in handling claims. Dennis Coday of the National Catholic Reporter has been following such allegations for...
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St. Stephen Parish on Baseline Road in Grand Island on April 23, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
April 23, 2018 - 11:07 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Catholic Dicoese has placed two priests on leave after allegations of abuse. After receiving an abuse complaint against Father Arthur S. Smith, of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Depew, Bishop Richard J. Malone has placed Father Smith on administrative...
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Tom Puckett
April 17, 2018 - 2:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Diocese says Bishop Richard Malone's residence on Oakland Place in Buffalo will go up for sale this summer. The diocese says all proceeds from the sale will go toward the diocese's program to help past victims of sex abuse by priests. “This move underscores the...
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