Buffalo Catholic Diocese

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is one of a number of Diocese contacting parishoners about alleged misconduct by a priest.

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The end is coming for  St. Ann's Church & Shrine, one of Buffalo's landmark churches. Worn down by age, the structure's fate may have been doomed by poor construction a century-and-a-half ago.

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Bishop Richard Malone, the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, says Monday’s announcement from Pope Benedict XVI that he would be resigning at the end of the month came as a surprise.

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Catholic Charities of Buffalo has announced a goal of $10.7 million for this year's Appeal.

While initial reaction has been positive to the appointment of 66 year old Richard Malone as the new Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, there is a nationwide organization that is taking strong exception.

"We’re concerned any time the Vatican promotes corrupt or complicit bishop to a higher position.  That’s what’s happening here essentially," said David Clohessy, National Director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests or SNAP.