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Pope Francis is expected to meet with Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone at the Vatican this week.

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The Diocese of Brooklyn has issued a statement, saying Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio visited Buffalo earlier this week and interviewed 30 people as part of his Apostolic Visitation. Bishop DiMarzio is investigating the Buffalo Catholic Diocese's handling of sexual abuse cases. Movement to Restore Trust leader John Hurley said he was surprised the bishop had not contacted anyone from MRT, making him wonder the nature of the investigation.

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The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has created "a new protocol for dealing with credible allegations of sexual abuse against adults by bishops, priests, deacons, religious, lay ministers and seminarians." In a video message Tuesday, Bishop Richard Malone outlined the "Adult Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures," alongside an updated "Code of Pastoral Conduct for Clergy," which are both effective immediately.

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Protesters were in front of Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora Wednesday, while Bishop Richard Malone was inside talking to priests and deacons. It was the same day another Buffalo Catholic Diocese priests was put on administrative leave while an investigation takes place.

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A small group of church whistleblowers held a demonstration in front of Bishop Richard Malone's residence Sunday to call attention to what they call the "sickly dysfunctional environment" at the Buffalo Catholic Diocese's Christ the King Seminary.

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Two more priests have been put on administrative leave. The move comes after the priests were publicly named in sexual abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday, the first day of the one-year Child Victims Act window.

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More priests affiliated with the Buffalo Catholic Diocese are being publicly accused of sexually abusing children. Five members of the clergy – three living and two deceased – are among those newly named in lawsuits filed Wednesday, as New York’s Child Victims Act one-year lookback window went into effect.


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The Movement to Restore Trust has released its full 68-page report of recommendations to Bishop Richard Malone in March to help heal the diocese. The report expands upon the Executive Summary and nine foundational themes released to the public, and agreed to "in general support" by the bishop in the spring. Perhaps most notably, however, it also expresses in much stronger language "the enormous anger in the diocese over the sex abuse crisis" and "the need for transformational culture change" in the diocese.

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The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has appointed a new Controller and three new lay members to its Finance Council. Bishop Richard Malone said the appointments are a "positive" result of the Movement to Restore Trust asserting financial transparency by the diocese, as well as the laity’s rightful role in the church.

Seeing light through the priest sex abuse storm

Jan 28, 2019
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Many have voiced the opinion that giving more laity - and, specifically, women - positions of leadership in the Catholic Church would help avoid sexual abuse scandals like the one now consuming the faith and its faithful. In the Buffalo diocese, there are a series of positions open to lay people, but ultimate power always remains with clergy. Even so, one empowering model may light the way to the future.

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The Diocese of Buffalo has announced the appointment of Steven Halter as its new director of professional responsibillity. Halter's duties will include investigating complaints of clergy or employee sexual abuse and misconduct.

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The spokesman for the embattled Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is stepping down.

Two local priests have been placed on administrative leave following complains of abuse.

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The Buffalo Catholic Diocese has surpassed its goal of $100 million for its "Upon This Rock" capital and endowment campaign.

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Pope Francis is cutting red tape at the Vatican, radically streamlining the process for annulling marriages, necessary if a Catholic wants to remarry in the church.

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Two Western New Yorkers are calling on Pope Francis to investigate their cases of sexual abuse against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

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Catholic Charities of Buffalo has launched its 90th annual Appeal campaign.

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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.

Richard Malone installed as Buffalo's new bishop

Aug 10, 2012
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A procession of priests, cardinals, archbishops, and bishops led the official installation mass of Richard Malone as the 14th Roman Catholic Bishop of Buffalo Friday afternoon at St. Joseph Cathedral. 

The 66-year-old Malone spent eight years as Bishop in Portland, Maine. Pope Benedict XVI selected him in may to succeed retiring Buffalo Bishop Edward Kmiec.  

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. 

Malone introduced as next Buffalo bishop

May 29, 2012

The Diocese of Buffalo has introduced its next Bishop.

Bishop Richard J. Malone,66, will take over as the 14th Bishop of Buffalo, replacing the retiring Edward Kmiec.