Diocese of Buffalo to Merge a Third of its Parishes

A fact sheet available on the diocesan website says that nearly half — 49% — of parishes in the diocese have seen a decline in registered households, while 60% of parishioners are over the age of 60. The Diocese of Buffalo announced it will be merging over a third of its 160 parishes, calling the … Read more

Why Bishop Fisher Will Likely Not Be Sacked

It was reported recently that concerned Catholics of the Buffalo Diocese have written to the Vatican requesting that Bishop Michael Fisher be removed. Some people familiar with Fisher’s background in the Washington Archdiocese are not surprised with this development.  Just as Cardinal Wilton Gregory was appointed to cover up for disgraced Cardinal Donald Wuerl who … Read more

Group of Catholics Request Removal of Buffalo’s Bishop

A group of local Catholics is asking Pope Francis to remove Bishop Michael W. Fisher as head of the Diocese of Buffalo, saying Fisher has provided no spiritual leadership to the faithful and is focused solely on the monetary concerns of a diocese reeling from clergy sex abuse lawsuits and a contentious Chapter 11 bankruptcy … Read more

Seat of Corruption

It was recently announced that a sex abuse lawsuit filed against the diocese of Albany was settled for $750,000. This was just one of hundreds of such lawsuits against the Albany diocese. By way of comparison, the diocese of Buffalo has twice the number of Catholics as the nearby diocese of Albany (594,315 vs. 300,000). It’s … Read more

Homo Sex Trafficking in Catholic Seminaries

People often associate the term “sex trafficking” with women or minors being transported across international borders to be used as sex slaves for high-paying clients. What many do not realize is that Catholic seminarians are also being trafficked for sexual purposes by priests or bishops. Foreign-born young men have come to the United States to study for the … Read more