- Apr 18, 2021
Continued fallout clouds the diocese of Buffalo as it seeks to recover from the abuse crisis.
The bishop serving as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo said he regretted the “pain and further disillusionment” of clergy sexual abuse survivors caused by the participation of priests credibly accused of abuse in a private Lenten Mass at which he presided.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz of Buffalo, New York, who on Feb. 16 turned 75, the age at which bishops are required by canon law to turn in their resignation to the pope.
The embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, taking another major step in its effort to recover from a clergy misconduct scandal that‘s been the basis for hundreds of lawsuits, Vatican intervention and the resignation of its bishop.
An adjunct professor at a New York seminary was charged Wednesday with cyberstalking for allegedly threatening a television reporter over his coverage of misconduct allegations within the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian says he still intends to file a lawsuit against Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio for clergy sex abuse.
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announced Tuesday it will “cease operations” at its seminary at the end of the academic year, citing annual operating losses and low enrollment.
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo faces near certain bankruptcy after posting a $5 million loss in 2019 and with a barrage of lawsuits from the clergy misconduct scandal still pending, according to a financial report released Thursday.