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

Buffalo Priests Removed From Ministry Due To Allegations oF Abuse Continued To Be Paid For Decades

About two dozen Catholic Diocese of Buffalo priests removed from ministry due to child sex abuse complaints continue to collect a salary or pension from the diocese. Three of those suspended priests remain on the diocese’s payroll even though they haven’t functioned as clergy in more than 25 years, and six priests removed at least … Read more

Former Buffalo Catholic School Assistant Principal Accused of Sexual Abuse by Seven Former Students

Seven people accused the former administrator in a Catholic elementary school in Buffalo of molesting them when they were pre-teen students there. John Curtin allegedly molested the plaintiffs in 1988 and 1989 when they were 6 to 12 years old and attending a Catholic school on Emslie Street, according to a Child Victims Act lawsuit … Read more