- Dec 5, 2019
The tidal wave of New York state abuse related lawsuits have named a total of 4 U.S. bishops.
Two seminarians of the diocese of Buffalo have withdrawn and called for the resignation of embattled Bishop Richard Malone.
For U.S. charities affiliated with the Catholic Church, the past year has tested the resilience of their fundraisers and the loyalty of their donors in unprecedented fashion. Even as many donors reacted in dismay to the Church’s extensive sex-abuse scandals, the charities faced new challenges trying to address the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone says he’ll hold a series of listening sessions as the Roman Catholic Diocese continues to respond to criticism of its handling of complaints of sexual abuse by clergy.
A Buffalo diocesan spokeswoman said April 12 that Bishop Richard J. Malone is “disappointed and dismayed” over the president of St. Bonaventure University’s call for his resignation as head of the diocese.
In a pair of statements issued April 11, the Diocese of Buffalo both asserted greater transparency in its handling of clergy sex abuse claims and urged respect for the privacy of abuse victims.