Catholic priest abuse scandal

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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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Two priests are back in active ministry after Buffalo's Catholic Diocese determined allegations of child sexual abuse were unsubstantiated.

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The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announced Wednesday afternoon that Father Samuel T. Giangreco, Jr. has been placed on admnistrative leave following a complaint of "sexual misconduct involving an adult female."

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A priest from Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna briefly spoke with reporters before heading into Monday afternoon’s meeting with Bishop Malone at Infant of Prague Church in Cheektwoaga.  

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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., provided by Jim Graham

For more than three decades, a South Carolina resident born in Buffalo sought the truth about his father’s identity. He had heard whispers for many years that it allegedly was a Catholic priest who served in Buffalo in the 1940. He recently got the results from a DNA test: his biological father was indeed a member of the clergy.

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The leader of Canisius College in Buffalo is condemning the Catholic Church in wake of the priest sexual abuse scandal.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley met Canisius President John Hurley in his office where he is calling on the Catholic Church to allow women to play a role in restoring faith in the church.