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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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Bishop Malone: “This Could Be The End For Me As Bishop . . . It Could Force Me To Resign”

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Secret recording shows Malone tried to cover-up claims of sexual harassment by a diocesan priest It’s the morning of Friday, Aug. 2, and Bishop Richard J. Malone hasn’t slept for two nights. “We are in a true crisis situation,” Malone said. “True crisis. And everyone in the office is convinced this could be the end […]

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Bishop Malone Accused Of ‘Cover-Up’ With Active Buffalo Diocese Priest

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  The mother of a seminarian wants to know why Bishop Richard J. Malone is allowing a Cheektowaga pastor to remain in ministry despite allegations of inappropriate contact with children, harassment of a seminarian and perhaps the greatest Catholic sin of all: violating the seal of confession. Those were the allegations brought months ago against […]

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Buffalo Seminary Cracks Down On Seminarian Whistleblowers

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What happened to Bishop Malone’s promise to be more transparent? A confidential investigative report obtained Friday by 7 Eyewitness News from Christ the King seminary confirms multiple seminarians came forward recently to report misbehavior by Diocese of Buffalo priests . Reeling from the fallout, officials at the seminary have undertaken a full-scale “leak investigation” that involves interrogations […]

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Buffalo’s Bishop Malone Reinstates Priest with History of Pornography Problems

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Bishop Richard J. Malone on Thursday returned a priest to active ministry despite a history of pornography problems and a looming federal investigation that may involve the priest. Malone returned Rev. Robert A. Stolinski to “active ministry,” the diocese said in a statement, after abuse allegations against him “have not been substantiated.” But the bishop’s […]