With his removal as head of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese, Bishop Richard Malone will hold an ignominious place in history. Professor Patrick Hornbeck, Chair of Theology at Fordham University, is an expert in canon law and has been following local developments. Putting his tenure into context, Malone's actions were not among the worst things bishops have done, Hornbeck said. "Unfortunately, far from it. But these are incredibly serious allegations that go to the heart of people's ability to trust."