Richard Malone

Kathy Spangler and Richard Malone. September 4, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Kathy Spangler and Richard Malone. September 4, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
WBEN Newsroom
December 12, 2019 - 9:21 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Eight days after Richard Malone resigned from the Diocese of Buffalo, the spokeswoman for the Diocese of Buffalo has also left. Kathy Spangler, who took over the communications role for the Diocese in 2018, will "pursue other interests and opportunities" according to a...
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Bishop Edward Scharfenberg (center) | Photo courtesy of Diocese of Albany
Bishop Edward Scharfenberg (center) | Photo courtesy of Diocese of Albany
Mike Baggerman
December 03, 2019 - 11:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Diocese of Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is taking over the reigns at the Diocese of Buffalo as the apostolic administrator once Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone vacates. Scharfenberger, 71, has been the bishop at the head of the Albany Catholic Church since 2014, where he...
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AP Photo/Steve Ruark
WBEN Newsroom
November 13, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP/WBEN) - In what has been a surreal time for everyone involved in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, even more absurdity has been added to the mix. Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who was sent by Pope Francis on an apostolic visitation to investigate the Buffalo Diocese, has been...
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Father Robert Zilliox
Mike Baggerman
September 11, 2019 - 11:58 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A letter circulating amongst priests in the Buffalo Diocese calling for Bishop Richard Malone to resign in the wake of his handling of the clergy sex abuse scandal is not being met with a significant amount of support. Father Robert Zilliox told WBEN the letter has received...
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A protester holds a sign outside of St. Joseph's Cathedral in Buffalo after Bishop Malone's press conference. In the background, Siobhan O'Connor speaks with WKBW-TV's Charlie Specht. September 4, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 04, 2019 - 5:33 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Siobhan O’Connor, a whistleblower in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, was among the few protesters standing outside of St. Joseph’s Cathedral after Bishop Richard Malone held his press conference Wednesday detailing the complex relationship between Father Jeffrey Nowak,...
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Diocese of Buffalo with two dozen protesters calling for Bishop Malone's resignation. September 10, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
September 04, 2019 - 1:47 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - Congressman Brian Higgins has been outspoken about the need for Bishop Richard Malone to resign for a while now, and the recent release of the Malone audio tapes confirmed his position. In response to the Bishop Malone audio tapes, Congressman Brian Higgins again called for his...
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Brendan Keany
March 09, 2019 - 11:49 am
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - In October 2018, the Movement to Restore Trust was formed by a group of independent Catholics who were concerned with the Diocese of Buffalo's handling of clergy sex abuse cases. On Saturday, the group held their third symposium, in an attempt to communicate their...
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WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany
October 30, 2018 - 3:30 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN- Brendan Keany ) - There is now even more pressure on Bishop Richard Malone and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo after a former executive assistant to Malone spoke with "60 Minutes," detailing the bishop's inaction regarding the widespread reports of clergy sexual abuse. Siobhan O'...
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October 19, 2018 - 9:46 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Federal investigators looking into clergy sexual misconduct collected documents from the Diocese of Buffalo in June but have not been in contact since then, the diocese said. The diocese acknowledged the federal inquiry late Thursday amid reports the Justice Department has...
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Tom Puckett
September 10, 2018 - 2:20 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) About a dozen people gathered in front of the Catholic Center to protest Bishop Richard Malone's handling of the clergy sex abuse scandal. J. Carroll Becker, who recently came forward claiming she was abused by a nun, says the Catholic Diocese wanted to speak to victims, which is...
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