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Retired Albany bishop admits returning accused priests to ministry without notifying law enforcement

The bishop emeritus of Albany says that the diocese once handled allegations of sexual abuse against priests without notifying law... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.

Buffalo diocese cuts off 'all financial support' for accused priests

During its bankruptcy process, the Diocese of Buffalo has announced it will end financial support and health benefits for priests... Read more

Bishop Richard J. Malone formerly of Buffalo, N.Y. (File Photo/CNA).

Malone suspended priest secretary who leaked chancery tapes

The day before he left his office, Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo forbade his former priest secretary from celebrating sacraments,... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.

Diocese of Buffalo files for bankruptcy

The Diocese of Buffalo announced on Friday that it is declaring bankruptcy; hundreds of abuse lawsuits have been filed against... Read more

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany, who has served as apostolic administrator of the Buffalo diocese since December 2019. CNA file photo

Scharfenberger to close Buffalo's Christ the King Seminary

The interim leader in the Diocese of Buffalo announced Tuesday that the diocesan seminary will suspend its operations at the... Read more

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany, who has served as apostolic administrator of the Buffalo diocese since December 2019. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Albany.

Buffalo administrator: Catholic Charities donations will not go to abuse settlements

The apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo said this week that despite the possibility the diocese could file for... Read more

Bishop Edward Scarfenberger. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Albany

Bishop Scharfenberger says he was given no 'particular mission' in Buffalo

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, has said he was not given the results of a... Read more

Bishop Edward Scarfenberger. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Albany

In scandalized Buffalo diocese, bishop seeks victims’ voices  

Efforts to recover from clergy sex abuse scandals in Buffalo require listing to victims and others affected by the diocese’s... Read more

Bishop Edward Scarfenberger. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Albany

New Buffalo apostolic administrator pledges 'openness' with victims

Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany spoke to the press Wednesday following his appointment as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese... Read more

Bishop Edward Scarfenberger. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Albany

Albany bishop: Lay commission should investigate claims against bishops

The Bishop of Albany said Monday that a commission of lay Catholics should be formed to investigate claims of abuse... Read more

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Albany.

Albany bishop: Clerical sex abuse a 'profoundly spiritual crisis'

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany wrote to the clerics of his local Church Sunday, saying that abuse of authority and... Read more