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Vos Estis: Why Crookston but not Buffalo?

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US Church authorities seem hesitant to test the new Vatican law Interesting times got more interesting this week, when the Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis confirmed to the Catholic News Agency that the Congregation for Bishops has authorised an investigation into the conduct of a sitting bishop, Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minnesota, under the procedures outlined in Pope […]

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The Circus in Buffalo

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Things aren’t looking great for Bishop of Buffalo Richard Malone. A federal grand jury is investigating his diocese’s handling of clerical sexual abuse cases. That on top of the ongoing, state-wide investigation of New York’s eight Catholic dioceses being conducted by the state’s attorney general. And then there are the scores of civil suits filed recently under the […]

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Reporter Says He and his Family are ‘Not Welcome’ at New Parish

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It was disturbing enough that WKBW-TV investigative reporter Charlie Specht was excluded from Bishop Richard J. Malone’s press conference last week. Now comes word that Specht and his family also have had difficulties gaining entrance to the church they had hoped to attend after a recent move to a new community. A practicing Catholic, Specht […]

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Buffalo Priest Launches ‘No Confidence’ Petition Against Bishop Malone

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Father Robert Zilliox of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Swormville told 2 On Your Side he is circulating a “No Confidence” petition to be delivered to the Diocese of Buffalo and Bishop Richard Malone. Zilliox informed his parishioners about the petition on Sunday. It is unclear at this time how many diocesan priests have signed […]

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‘What Are They Waiting For?’: Whistleblowers Look to Vatican as Embattled Buffalo Bishop Clings to Power

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  A pair of whistleblowers are calling for the Vatican to act amid a growing scandal surrounding Bishop Richard Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo, who has faced widespread criticism for his handling of allegations of sexual misconduct against clergy. The local crisis deepened this week with the emergence of secret audio recordings obtained by ABC […]