Bishop Scharfenberger Hides Albany Diocese Accountability By Filing Bankruptcy

NOTE: This article was originally published on March 18, 2023. Earlier last week, Stephen Mittler, who was repeatedly abused by a Catholic priest in the 1980s and ‘90s, met in Washington, D.C., with some of the church’s most powerful leaders. Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany’s Bishop Edward Scharfenberger accompanied Mittler during the meetings. In one … Read more

Bishop Hubbard Denies New Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Retired Albany Catholic Diocese Bishop Howard J. Hubbard is denying the latest allegations leveled against him under the Child Victims Act, as the diocese continues to face new accusations of abuse by priests. Hubbard is denying the allegations in two new lawsuits filed in state Supreme Court in Albany County last week. One alleges that he was … Read more

Albany Bishop Emeritus Hubbard Accused Of Sexual Abuse

One of the allegations of clergy sex abuse targets Howard Hubbard, former bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. A Clifton Park resident identified only as P.R. alleges that Hubbard and the Rev. Paul Bondi molested him between 1994 and 1998. “During the time Father Bondi and Bishop Hubbard were employed by the Diocese, … Read more