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Bishop Named in RICO Lawsuit Dies

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A retired New York prelate accused of racketeering is dead. Edward U. Kmiec died Saturday night at the age of 84. The head of the Buffalo diocese from 2004–2012, Kmiec was named in a 2019 lawsuit alleging he and other diocesan officials covered up clerical sex abuse. Buffalo-area attorney Kevin Stocker named Kmiec in the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt […]

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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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Buffalo Diocese Cancels Credit Cards

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The Diocese of Buffalo is shutting down its credit cards, effective Friday afternoon. 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. According to reports from local news station WGRZ, diocesan credit cards will reportedly be shut down as […]