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St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y.

Buffalo diocese places retired priest on leave after abuse allegation

Jul 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

After diocesan officials discovered an unreported allegation of abuse, Bishop Michael Fisher of Buffalo has placed on leave an 88-year-old... Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester, N.Y.

Some abuse victims dissatisfied by Rochester diocese's bankruptcy plan

Jul 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

A proposed settlement deal between the Diocese of Rochester and several insurance agencies has drawn criticism from a group of... Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, New York

Syracuse diocese to hold Mass for Healing amid nearly 400 sex abuse claims

Apr 21, 2021

The Diocese of Syracuse will hold a Mass for Healing on April 29 after nearly 400 sex abuse claims involving... Read more

St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, New York. Credit: Nassau Crew via Wikimedia (CC0 1.0)

Under financial pressure, Rockville Centre diocese sells pastoral center, closes several schools

Apr 15, 2021

In the wake of bankruptcy filings, the Diocese of Rockville Centre in March announced the sale of its $5.2 million... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.

Thousands of clergy abuse records handed over to victims in Buffalo

Jan 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Diocese of Buffalo released thousands of clergy abuse documents and related records to abuse victims and their lawyers this... Read more

Bishop Donald Trautman, Bishop Emeritus of Erie.

Erie diocese dropped from suit charging Bishop Trautman with abuse cover-up in NY

Jul 9, 2020

The Diocese of Erie has been dropped as a defendant in a lawsuit against Bishop Donald Trautman and the Diocese... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, New York.

Catholic Diocese of Syracuse to file for bankruptcy amid Child Victims Act suits

Jun 19, 2020

The Diocese of Syracuse announced Friday it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid the financial impact of numerous sexual... Read more

Rockville Centre diocese faces bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

Jun 15, 2020

The Diocese of Rockville Centre has requested a pause in the proceedings of numerous sex abuse lawsuits it is facing,... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

NY archdiocese suit says insurers can't dodge duties, as abuse claims loom

Jul 3, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

After a New York law temporarily allowed alleged victims of past sexual abuse to file lawsuits that had been barred... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

Cardinal Dolan urges aid for abuse victims 'no matter who their abuser was'

Jan 3, 2019

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York wrote in a recent an op-ed that while he fully supports victims of sexual... Read more

The New York capitol building.

NY bill no help for victims of sex abuse at public institutions - legal analyst

Jun 6, 2018

Backers of a New York bill to open a lawsuit window for civil action from victims of past sexual abuse... Read more