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Diocese of Buffalo - Latest News
Mar 4, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The day before he left his office, Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo forbade his former priest secretary from celebrating sacraments, after the priest leaked audio recordings that showed Malone knew about clerical sexual abuse allegations months before he acted on them.
Mar 2, 2020 - 06:15 am .- Pope Francis Monday accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward Grosz, the auxiliary bishop of Buffalo, who has faced accusations of mishandling sex abuse allegations.
Feb 28, 2020 - 10:10 am .- The Diocese of Buffalo announced on Friday that it is declaring bankruptcy; hundreds of abuse lawsuits have been filed against it in the last seven months.
Feb 4, 2020 - 02:45 pm .- The interim leader in the Diocese of Buffalo announced Tuesday that the diocesan seminary will suspend its operations at the end of the current semester.
Jan 17, 2020 - 07:19 pm .- The apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo said this week that despite the possibility the diocese could file for bankruptcy protection to settle over 200 lawsuits related to sexual abuse, donations made to Catholic Charities this year will be used to help the needy rather than to pay for lawsuits.
Jan 7, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, the apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, has said he was not given the results of a Vatican-ordered investigation into the scandal-hit diocese.
Jan 3, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- A lawsuit against the Diocese of Buffalo and retired Bishop Donald Trautman claim they covered up a New York priest’s sex abuse of a 10-year-old boy in the mid-1980s, though the bishop has previously denied accusations he has ever covered up abuse.
Dec 4, 2019 - 12:25 pm .- Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany spoke to the press Wednesday following his appointment as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, and emphasized that although he is not yet sure how exactly he will divide his time between the two dioceses he is now tasked with shepherding, he trusts Pope Francis’ decision to appoint him.
Dec 4, 2019 - 04:01 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday accepted the resignation of Buffalo’s embattled Bishop Richard Malone. The Diocese of Buffalo will be administered by Albany’s Bishop Edward Scharfenberger until a permanent replacement for Malone is appointed.
Nov 19, 2019 - 09:40 am .- In a video released Monday, Bishop Richard Malone said that Pope Francis had shared his closeness to the people and diocese of Buffalo following a year of controversy.
Nov 13, 2019 - 01:54 pm .- Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn is rejecting an allegation that he sexually molested a minor in the 1970s, calling it a “false allegation.”
Oct 31, 2019 - 11:48 am .- The bishop offered no comment on his findings in the scandal-hit Buffalo diocese.
Oct 3, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- The Holy See has announced that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn will lead an Apostolic Visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo. The visitation, a canonical inspection and fact-finding mission, was ordered by Cardinal Marc Ouellet of the Congregation of Bishops in Rome, the Vatican department responsible for overseeing the personal conduct of bishops.
Sep 27, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- The Diocese of Buffalo is reportedly shutting down its credit cards Friday. Although some have interpreted the move as a step towards bankruptcy, officials said the decision was unrelated to recent scandals and lawsuits affecting the diocese.
Sep 18, 2019 - 04:05 pm .- Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, New York is facing fresh calls for his resignation, after a local news organization commissioned a poll that suggests a majority of Catholics and lapsed Catholics in the diocese would like to see him step down because of his alleged mishandling of clerical sexual abuse cases.
Sep 11, 2019 - 10:59 am .- Amid calls for his resignation, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo remains firm in his conviction not to step down from office, even as Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York assesses whether to open an investigation into Malone’s alleged mishandling of abuse cases.
Sep 4, 2019 - 11:30 am .- Recordings of private conversations appear to show that Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo believed sexual harassment accusations made against a diocesan priest months before the diocese removed the priest from ministry.
Aug 19, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- Amid a media firestorm and a small protest Sunday, the Diocese of Buffalo disputed allegations made in a letter published by a recently resigned seminarian.
Aug 15, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- Over 400 lawsuits were filed in New York state on the first day of a one-year window in the statute of limitations
Aug 15, 2019 - 11:55 am .- Twenty-two plaintiffs filed a lawsuit Aug. 14 against the Diocese of Buffalo, a province of the Society of Jesus, multiple priests, eight parishes, three high schools, a seminary, among others, alleging “a pattern of racketeering activity” that enabled and covered up clerical sexual abuse.