Bishop Richard Malone

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The Diocese of Rochester, which faces dozens of lawsuits filed under the Child Victims Act, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection Thursday morning. Bishop Richard Malone, in his most recent public comments, revealed it's an option still under consideration for the Diocese of Buffalo.

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Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone traveled to New York City this week as he faces a potential investigation from the cardinal of the Archdiocese of New York.

 

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Bishop Richard Malone again stated Friday afternoon he intends to remain as the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, one day after the Catholic lay persons group Movement to Restore Trust announced it had called for his resignation. An advocate for childhood sex abuse victims, whose client broke open what would become a major scandal in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, was back in his frequent spot Friday suggesting the MRT's stance may be a "tipping point."

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The organizing committee of the Movement to Restore Trust, a panel of lay Catholics formed last year to address concerns about the Diocese of Buffalo's child sex abuse scandal, has asked Bishop Richard Malone to resign, it said in a written statement issued Thursday afternoon.

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Bishop Richard Malone, leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, stated once again Wednesday he is obligated to lead the diocese through its tough times and, thus, he will not resign. Meanwhile, hours after WKBW-TV broadcast a story featuring audio secretly recorded by Malone's former secretary, the bishop suggested Fr. Ryszard Biernat broke church law by doing so.


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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announced Tuesday afternoon that Rev. Ryszard Biernat, Bishop Richard Malone's secretary and the diocesan vice chancellor, is taking a leave of absence.

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Three Catholic priests who were placed on leave after making inappropriate remarks during a party with seminarians in April are being reinstated.

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About 200 people came out for the first listening session of area Catholics held by Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. The sessions came about through the recommendation of the Movement to Restore Trust for the diocese to be more transparent and responsive to parishioners' needs.

Allegations of child sexual abuse against a priest in the Diocese of Buffalo have been substantiated.

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A former priest who now leads an agency advocating for victims of  sexual abuse is criticizing the system by which the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo processed and compensated abuse cases.

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A new book by a St. Bonaventure University priest and professor explores options for the Church as it tries to recover from the ongoing clergy abuse scandal. Fr. David Couturier is a theology professor who is also director of the Franciscan Institute. His book is titled "The Voice of the Victims, The Voice of the Crucified."

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The Diocese of Buffalo, its Review Board and Bishop Richard Malone have determined the immediate fates of three priests accused of sexual abuse.

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St. Patrick's Day traditions are playing out this weekend.

Sold! Former Catholic bishop's residence has new owner

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The E.B. Green-designed mansion where Buffalo's Catholic bishops once resided is now in the hands of a new owner. The Diocese of Buffalo announced Tuesday that the sale of the property at 77 Oakland Place has closed.

After three months of work by hundreds of Catholic lay volunteers, the Movement to Restore Trust has presented its recommendations to Bishop Richard Malone.

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It was his revelation of sexual abuse as a minor, at the hands of a Catholic priest, which began what Bishop Richard Malone later admitted was an overwhelming number of similar claims and complaints lodged against dozens of priests within the Diocese, dating back decades.

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Buffalo Catholic Diocese Bishop Richard Malone says he is praying the Vatican's global summit will result in "greater steps" to assist victims of clergy sexual abuse "on their journey to healing" and to "restore and rebuild faith, hope and trust" in the church itself.

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Buffalo Catholic Diocese priests met Tuesday with Bishop Richard Malone and diocesan lawyers to talk about the continuing sex abuse scandal. WBFO's Mike Desmond spoke with several of them outside Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora.

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Catholic priests from across the region will be meeting in East Aurora Tuesday to discuss the clergy sex abuse crisis.


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There's an online petition to stop Bishop Richard Malone from marching in this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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The Catholic Diocese is carrying through with its promise to sell off property to help pay victims of sexual abuse.

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The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has announced four new members of its Diocesan Review Board, who will help advise Bishop Richard Malone on allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Buffalo's Bishop Richard Malone says comes away from the meeting of U.S. bishops in Baltimore "astonished, shocked and dismayed" that action was not taken on priest abuse. However, he believes the Vatican's postponement may be because of the global nature of the crisis.


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Father Robert Zilliox has released a statement to clarify statements he made during a recent "60 Minutes" interview regarding the handling of sex abuse allegations in the Buffalo Diocese.

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With a pending change in political leadership in the New York State Senate, hopes are renewed for passage of a proposal which would ease statutes of limitation for adults seeking criminal or civil justice in childhood sexual abuse cases. On Thursday, a Republican State Senator introduced his own version of such legislation, while advocates for victims of alleged abuse by clergy suggest the church may seek to limit liability if such a bill is passed next year.


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Buffalo's Catholic Bishop Richard Malone addressed the media in a lengthy press conference following a meeting with priests from across the Diocese. He spoke on the scandal over sexual abuse by members of the clergy, and calls for his resignation over handling of the matter.

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What's next for the Buffalo Catholic Diocese and its faithful, as a Pandora's box of criticism has gone national? Last week was full with back-and-forth between those defending the church and others calling for reform. Monday afternoon may be pivotal, as Bishop Richard Malone is scheduled to personally address diocesan priests and the media in separate meetings.

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Bishop Richard Malone says he made mistakes in handling accusations of sexual abuse by clergy but those errors were not to a level that calls for his resignation. Hours before Malone's remarks to a local radio station, a group of Catholic lay persons stood outside the Diocese of Buffalo's downtown headquarters, renewing the call for change in local church leadership.


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There is more reaction coming from the Buffalo Catholic Diocese about clergy sexual abuse, which is denying statements made over the last few days that "eight or nine priests" accused of sexual abuse are still in active ministry. This comes as another accused priest has been put on administrative leave.

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