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Bishop Michael Fisher.

Next Buffalo bishop promises 'truth' and 'transparency'

The newly-announced next Bishop of Buffalo, Bishop Michael Fisher, has promised to be a pastor who will promote transparency in... Read more

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

Bishop Malone and Buffalo diocese sued by NY AG over clergy abuse

The State of New York is suing the Diocese of Buffalo and its former bishops for failing to protect children... 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 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

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 Richard J. Malone.

Buffalo's Bishop Richard Malone resigns after year of scandal

Pope Francis Wednesday accepted the resignation of Buffalo’s embattled Bishop Richard Malone. The Diocese of Buffalo will be administered by... Read more

Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome during the US bishops' Region II ad limina, Nov. 12, 2019.

Buffalo bishop says Pope Francis 'very understanding' after scandals

In a video released Monday, Bishop Richard Malone said that Pope Francis had shared his closeness to the people and diocese... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

Bishop DiMarzio denies allegations of sexual abuse

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn is rejecting an allegation that he sexually molested a minor in the 1970s, calling it... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

Buffalo diocese investigation ends, DiMarzio will send report to Vatican

The bishop offered no comment on his findings in the scandal-hit Buffalo diocese.  Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

Brooklyn’s Bishop DiMarzio begins visitation of scandal-hit Buffalo diocese

A statement released by the Diocese of Brooklyn Thursday said that DiMarzio had traveled to the diocese of Bishop Richard... Read more

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. CNA file photo

Brooklyn’s Bishop DiMarzio to lead Vatican investigation of Bishop Richard Malone and the Diocese of Buffalo

The Holy See has announced that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn will lead an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of... Read more

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

Credit check: Buffalo diocese says cancelled cards not connected to Malone controversy

The Diocese of Buffalo is reportedly shutting down its credit cards Friday. Although some have interpreted the move as a... Read more

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone.

Poll suggests a majority of Buffalo Catholics want Bishop Malone to resign

Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, New York is facing fresh calls for his resignation, after a local news organization commissioned... Read more

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. CNA file photo

Cardinal Dolan 'consulting extensively' about allegations against Buffalo Bishop Malone

Amid calls for his resignation, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo remains firm in his conviction not to step down... Read more

Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, CNA file photo.

'This could be the end for me,' Buffalo bishop says in taped conversation

Recordings of private conversations appear to show that Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo believed sexual harassment accusations made against a diocesan... Read more

Bishop Richard Malone's Buffalo residence, which was protested Sunday.

After protest, Buffalo diocese denies allegations of former seminarian

Amid a media firestorm and a small protest Sunday, the Diocese of Buffalo disputed allegations made in a letter published... Read more

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. CNA file photo

RICO suit against Buffalo diocese alleges conspiracy in sexual abuse cases 

Twenty-two plaintiffs filed a lawsuit Aug. 14 against the Diocese of Buffalo, a province of the Society of Jesus, multiple... Read more

Bishop Richard Malone. CNA file photo.

Analysis: With bishops in a tight spot, will priests get squeezed?

As bishops address the clerical sexual abuse crisis, will they ensure the canonical rights of priests?  Read more