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Letter: Malone can blame himself for the church’s current state

The Buffalo clergy sex scandal fiasco has been an ongoing saga even before Bishop Richard Malone came onto the scene in 2012. Today, the Buffalo Catholic Diocese is so far derailed off tracks with so many twists and turns, even Christ couldn’t figure out what to make of it.

It has been a crisis deep enshrined in the clergy culture, like an epidemic that Malone not only failed to eradicate, on the contrary, he just let it fester into full blown wounds of suffering in the entire church of Buffalo Diocese. In fact, the bishop’s new leadership didn’t even make a dent in stopping the virus of clergy child molestation.

Moreover, the bishop’s lack of strong and inspiring leadership impaired his own ability to govern and lead the church, starting from his own administrative office.

Malone was poorly served by his own disloyal office staff.

The bishop’s executive assistant for three years resigns after releasing the confidential clergy sex scandal files to WKBW-TV in 2018.

Another top Malone adviser, the priest secretary for six years abandons Malone after releasing to the press stealthily recorded conversations with his boss.

In all instances, whether the clergy sex scandal, or the unfaithful ill-serving office personnel, the finger points towards one and only direction. It is Malone who failed himself to begin with, before failing the wonderful Catholic Church in the Diocese of Buffalo.

It’s good priests and the loyal faithful who have been slandered by a small number of un-Christ like fake priests.

Malone has missed multiple golden opportunities to nip in the bud the lingering pedophelia among the clergy, after a reasonably sufficient eight-year long tenure in office, as the bishop of Buffalo Diocese. Malone’s poor management speaks for itself.

Henry Crasta


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