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Vindictive Bishop Malone Suspended Priest Who Leaked Tapes

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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. Buffalo’s temporary leader is now considering reinstating the priest. A Dec. 3 document, titled […]

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Buffalo Closure?

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After seven years of allegedly allowing priests accused of statutory rape and unwanted touching to remain in ministry, after concealing hundreds of pages of damning litigation documents from the public, after being secretly recorded calling an active parish priest a “sick puppy” and talking about a clerical “love triangle” that could “be the end of […]

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Brooklyn’s Bishop to Lead Vatican Investigation of Buffalo Diocese

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The Vatican has announced that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, New York, 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, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, the Vatican department responsible for overseeing the personal conduct of bishops. A […]

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District Attorney Investigating Seminarian’s Sexual Harassment Claims

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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn has begun a criminal investigation into claims of sexual harassment raised by a former seminarian against a local priest. Former seminarian Matthew Bojanowski says he was sexually harassed by Fr. Jeffrey Nowak of Our Lady of Help Christians Church in Cheektowaga, New York. Nowak was placed on administrative leave […]

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WATCH: Is the Diocese of Buffalo Hiding Money Ahead of Bankruptcy?

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The 7 Eyewitness News I-Team has obtained a secret document that is raising questions about whether the Diocese of Buffalo is hiding or diverting money in anticipation of abuse lawsuits and bankruptcy. The document — presented at a recent Catholic Charities meeting — is a plan for the organization’s 2020 Appeal, which would be conducted […]

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LISTEN: Victims’ Advocate Calls on Cardinal Dolan to Act on Bishop Malone

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Sex abuse victims advocate Robert Hoatson has been calling for Bishop Richard Malone’s resignation for more than a year-and-a-half. On Wednesday morning, he held yet another press conference outside the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, but he appears ready to take up a new strategy, as his previous attempts of demanding Malone to resign have so […]