Buffalo’s Bishop Grosz Accused of Sexual Abuse

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz joins a growing list of American Catholic bishops being investigated for child sex abuse claims or for mishandling abuse allegations. A spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York confirmed that a molestation claim made against Grosz in a lawsuit filed Monday has triggered Vatican norms for investigating bishops known … Read more

Bishop Malone Finally Resigns

In what has to be one of the most embarrassing displays of a bishop desperately clinging to his episcopal office long after he lost the moral authority to lead, Bishop Richard Malone finally resigned today as Bishop of Buffalo, New York.  The only case that even comes close to Malone’s tone-deafness is that of Donald … 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

Reporter Says He and his Family are ‘Not Welcome’ at New Parish

It was disturbing enough that WKBW-TV investigative reporter Charlie Specht was excluded from Bishop Richard J. Malone’s press conference last week. Now comes word that Specht and his family also have had difficulties gaining entrance to the church they had hoped to attend after a recent move to a new community. A practicing Catholic, Specht … Read more

Congressman Brian Higgins Calls for Bishop Malone to Step-Down

Brian Higgins is the latest local official to call on Bishop Richard Malone to resign over his handling of sexual abuse allegations in Buffalo Catholic Diocese. “Overwhelming evidence recently released clearly shows that Bishop Malone has exhibited poor leadership and knew about children and others put in harm’s way,” the congressman said on Twitter. “He … Read more