Albany Bishop Celebrates Funeral for Disgraced Predecessor

At the funeral Mass for Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany said that there is “much to be celebrated,” from Hubbard’s life, while also acknowledging that his predecessor “was not an uncontroversial figure at times.” Scharfenberger made the comments during his homily at the funeral Mass, held at the parish of St. … Read more

Bishop Howard Hubbard – Dead at 84 – Just Weeks After His Illicit Marriage

Please pray that God might have mercy on his eternal soul. A scandal-plagued U.S. prelate has passed away, one day after being hospitalized for a stroke. Retired Albany bishop Howard Hubbard died today at age 84. This comes just weeks after news broke that Hubbard civilly married a woman. Albany’s current bishop, Edward Scharfenberger, released the following … Read more

Wedding Bells Ring for Former Bishop Howard Hubbard

Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard — who continues to defend himself against multiple abuse allegations from his time leading the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany from 1997 through 2014 — says he got married to a woman in July in a civil ceremony and continues to ask the Vatican to release him from the priesthood. The … Read more

Judge Orders Archdiocese to Turn Over Records on Howard Hubbard

A state Supreme Court justice has ordered the Archdiocese of New York to turn over roughly 1,400 pages of internal records related to its investigations of Howard J. Hubbard, rejecting the organization’s arguments that the documents regarding the former Albany bishop are constitutionally protected under the religious clauses of the First Amendment. State Supreme Court … Read more

Bishop Hubbard Asks Vatican to Remove Him from Clerical State

Howard J. Hubbard, who served as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany for 37 years, has formally asked the Vatican to permanently remove him from being a member of the clergy. Hubbard’s request comes as he is facing multiple lawsuits filed under New York’s Child Victims Act that accuse him of child sexual … Read more

Bishop Howard Hubbard Admits To Covering-Up Sexual Abuse

The retired bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Albany, New York, has acknowledged covering up allegations of sexual abuse against children by priests in part to avoid scandal and protect the reputation of the diocese. Howard Hubbard made the admission during a deposition taken last year as part of a response to dozens of … Read more

Bishop Howard Hubbard

Current Role Official Web Site: Mailing Address: 40 North Main Ave., Albany, NY 12203-1422, USA Telephone: (518) 453-6612 What’s Been Reported Reportedly had a homosexual relationship with a man who committed suicide. Accused in 2004 of paying a teenager for sex.  Investigation commissioned to examine this charge, as well as other allegations of sexual … Read more