After Years of Scandal, Buffalo’s Christ the King Seminary will “Cease Operations”

Christ the King Seminary, which has produced priests for the Diocese of Buffalo for more than a century, will “cease operations” at the end of the school year amid allegations of sexual misconduct and financial deficits. The diocese announced Tuesday afternoon that the seminary would cease to exist in its current form at year’s end. … Read more

Where are all the “Good Priests” in the Diocese of Buffalo?

‘Stand up and do something,’ Catholics say Where are all the “good priests” in the Diocese of Buffalo? And at a time of unprecedented crisis, why aren’t they speaking out against Bishop Richard J. Malone like so many of their parishioners wish they would? Those are two questions at the front of Kevin Koscielniak’s mind. … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Survivors Criticize Bishop’s ‘Fort Malone’ Mansion

Sexual abuse survivors say Bishop Richard J. Malone is out of touch with the community. They cite a new 8-foot fence surrounding his mansion, which they have dubbed “Fort Malone”. It’s a fence that, according to City of Buffalo inspectors, appears to be in violation of the city’s building code and may need to be … Read more

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

  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 … Read more

Buffalo Seminary Cracks Down On Seminarian Whistleblowers

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 … Read more

Catholic University President Calls on Bishop Malone to Resign

The president of one of Western New York’s leading Catholic universities is calling on Buffalo’s bishop to resign. St. Bonaventure University President Dennis R. DePerro said Bishop Richard J. Malone needs to step aside so the Diocese of Buffalo can begin to heal after a year of constant scandals relating to the handling of sexual … Read more