Bishop Richard Malone

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Catholic Church leaders across New York are blasting Albany for failing to agree on tax breaks that could boost enrollment at private and religious schools.

Catholic Charities Appeal running slightly behind

Mar 31, 2015
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Catholic Charities of Buffalo is asking for the community's continued support. The 91st annual Appeal is running slightly behind, compared to last year's campaign.

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Bishop Bernard McLaughlin, who died Monday at the age of 102. 

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Social service agencies across the region are stepping up their efforts to protect the most vulnerable from the bone chilling cold of recent days.  WBFO's Mark Scott visited a program on Buffalo's East Side that caters to the needs of older adults.

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Catholic Bishop Richard Malone says the situation in the Holy Land is more complex than they thought, after returning from a visit with a delegation of bishops from across the country.

Catholic Charities exceeds 2014 Appeal goal

Jun 30, 2014
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The Diocese of Buffalo announced Monday the results of its 90th annual Catholic Charities Appeal. The organization exceeded its $10.8 million goal by collecting cash and donations of just over $11 million.

Bishop applauds Supreme Court ruling on contraception

Jun 30, 2014
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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that business owners can refuse to provide health insurance that covers birth control to their employees. The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo called the decision a "victory."

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Two days after a protest outside his Oakland Place mansion, Bishop Richard Malone says his mind won't be changed on the closing of ten Catholic Schools in the diocese. 

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The Diocese of Buffalo's 90th annual Catholic Charities Appeal has collected over $7.9 million of its $10.8 million goal, officials said Tuesday.

Diocese of Buffalo to close ten Catholic schools

Jan 16, 2014
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The Diocese of Buffalo announced Wednesday that ten Catholic elementary schools will be closing their doors at the end of this school year. The Diocese believes the closures will strengthen the Catholic education system across western New York.

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Catholic Bishop Richard Malone says the U.S. needs a comprehensive solution to the immigration problem. "They're in a perilous situation," Malone said of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants. "No one says it's an easy thing, but we really do think the government's got to deal with it."

After a lengthy review process, the Diocese of Buffalo is going to announce big changes this week for its Catholic Elementary Schools in what is being called a "School Revitalization Plan."

Buffalo's Bishop, Richard Malone, is commenting on the eyebrow-raising statement Pope Francis made Monday regarding homosexuals.

Hundreds of thousands packed St. Peter's Square for the Inaugural of Pope Francis Tuesday for the installation of Pope Francis in Rome.

Autopsy confirms priest committed suicide

Oct 15, 2012

Autopsy results are complete in the death of a Buffalo priest.  The Erie County Medical Examiner's office says Father Joseph Moreno died from a self-inflicted wound.

The priest was discovered Saturday inside the rectory of St. Lawrence Parish.  The deacon who found his body noted that a gun was laying next to him.  

Buffalo's new bishop speaks candidly

Aug 9, 2012
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Preparations are underway for the installation of the new leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Bishop Richard Malone of Portland, Maine will be installed as Buffalo's 14th bishop Friday. 

WBFO & AM-970's Eileen Buckley met with Bishop Malone at the Catholic Center where he spoke candidly on a variety of topics; from working to preserve the Catholic faith to same-sex marraige.

Buffalo's new bishop arrives in WNY

Aug 3, 2012

The next bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo arrived in Western New York Friday afternoon. 

Bishop Richard Malone of Portland, Maine was greeted at the Buffalo Niagara Airport by retiring Bishop Edward Kmiec, some church leaders and Catholic school children. 

Malone then held a brief news conference with reporters discussing the challenges ahead.