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

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 … Read more

$300 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Buffalo Diocese

A renowned Boston attorney is suing the Buffalo Diocese for $300 million on behalf of a Niagara County woman who said she was abused by a Franciscan priest in the 1970s and 1980s. Mitchell Garabedian, made famous by the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight”, has filed a lawsuit in state court against the Buffalo Diocese, the … Read more

Bishop Malone Accused of Mishandling Sex Abuse in Maine

TAKE ACTION: Ask Bishop Malone to Resign At a news conference two weeks ago, Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone said he had a good record on dealing with sexually abusive priests. “You call it cover-up, we call it confidentiality,” he told reporters. Malone pointed to his time in the Diocese of Portland, Maine, where he … Read more

Bishop Malone Faces Tough Questions on Abuse Crisis

The diocese’s new spokeswoman crowded journalists at the podium and tried to prevent them from asking follow-up questions. Bishop Richard J. Malone’s staff monopolized the microphone for more than an hour before the embattled bishop finally took questions. The end result was a new list of 36 accused priests — but many of the same … Read more