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New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson waves to fans before a game
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The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.
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Pope Francis celebrates a Mass for the Philippine community of Rome, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has abolished the “pontifical secret” used in clergy sexual abuse cases, after mounting criticism that the high degree of confidentiality has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and keep law enforcement from investigating crimes. In a new document,...
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(WBEN) - The Catholic Diocese of Rochester has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The Filing was made Thursday morning in US Bankruptcy Court in Rochester. It comes as the Diocese faces nearly 50 sex abuse lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act. Diocese of Rochester Bankrupptcy Filing Diocese of...
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(WBEN) - A Southtowns Priest has become the latest clergy member to publicly ask for the resignation of Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. Rev. Gene Ulrich of the Church of the Annunciation in Elma sent a letter to the Bishop asking him to offer his resignation. Ulrich said that he issued both an in...
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Wheatfield, NY (WBEN) - The Niagara Wheatfield School District is looking to address concerns of parents after it was made public that a male student who pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault was still allowed to attend the same school as the girl involved in the incident. In an update on...
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May 30, 2019 - 8:39 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Former youth soccer coach and YMCA volunteer Francesco Maccarrone was sentenced to Five years probation and has to register as a Level 1 sex offender after being sentenced on Thursday. Maccarrone, 43, pleaded guilty to sending indecent materials to a girl on March 5 . He was...
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Canisius High School (Photo via Canisius High School Twitter)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Jesuit Order released a list of abusive priests and there were eight priests from Western New York who were on the list. Among the priests on the list includes Rev. Cornelius Carr, who worked at Canisius High School in the 1960's. Carr was on a list of accused priests...
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January 03, 2019 - 10:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury investigation in...
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(WBEN) - Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone was confronted by a controversial Catholic group while making his return from the Conference of Bishops in Baltimore, Video posted by 'The Church Militant' shows Malone in an airport while heading home after the conference. He is approached by members of The...
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New York (WBEN/AP) - The special prosecutor investigating former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that she couldn't bring criminal charges over allegations he physically abused women he dated, in part, because current state law doesn't explicitly outlaw such behavior. In...
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