Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Bishop Michael W. Fisher will meet virtually with Western New York Catholics Saturday morning in an online conversation via Zoom.
The Rev. Norbert F. Orsolits was accused of abuse in 16 separate Child Victims Act lawsuits, with allegations stemming back to the earliest days of his priesthood and into the early 1980s.
Timothy Uhl will start work as superintendent of schools for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo after seven years as chief of the Catholic schools in Montana.
Dr. Tim Uhl, currently the Superintendent for the Montana Catholic Schools, will take up his new position on April 19.
A U.S. Bankruptcy judge rejected the Buffalo Diocese’s request to retain a law firm to represent retired Bishop Richard J. Malone and retired Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz, both of whom are individually named, along with the diocese, in the lawsuit.
Stephen A. Donato suggested that the lawsuit against the diocese over its handling of priests accused of sexual abuse may have violated bankruptcy court rules.
The creditor’s committee that represents survivors of childhood sex abuse in the Buffalo Diocese’s bankruptcy case is opposing the diocese’s efforts to hire additional lawyers, in particular former New York Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco.
Bishop Michael W. Fisher was installed this afternoon to lead the Buffalo Diocese out of its bankruptcy reorganization and past a clergy sex abuse scandal.
Whether the general public will be able to examine the confidential records someday remains unclear and likely will be subject to intense negotiations during the bankruptcy proceedings.
The diocese wants to retain the Jones Day firm as “special counsel” for the lawsuit, which alleges that diocese leaders protected more than two dozen priests accused of child sexual abuse by not referring their cases to the Vatican for potential removal from the priesthood.
Diocese officials waited years, and sometimes decades, to separate accused priests from children and discipline them, according to diocese files revealed in a lawsuit filed last week by Attorney General Letitia James.
Bishop Michael W. Fisher couldn’t be walking into a less ideal situation than the one he will encounter in the Buffalo Diocese.
A narrow majority of Supreme Court justices found the state's restrictions on the sizes of religious services violated right to the free exercise of religion.
“At this time, the diocese is not pursuing the sale of Christ the King Seminary due to the extreme demands of the Chapter 11 process,” Buffalo Diocese spokesman Greg Tucker said.
Buffalo Diocese officials are pleading with a judge to speed up its reorganization by reducing the time childhood sex abuse victims can file claims.
Robert Hoatson accused Scharfenberger of keeping secret information about clergy sexual abuse of children and allowing a priest accused of abuse in a lawsuit of remaining in ministry at a Buffalo church.
The first of those decisions could come “within months, if not weeks” after diocese officials reach out to Catholics throughout the diocese, the bishop said.
The Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary moved the remains of sisters buried at the site over the past century.
Sister Mary McCarrick has been appointed chief operating officer of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo by Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger. McCarrick was formerly the diocesan director of Catholic Charities of Buffalo from 2010 to 2018. “Sister Mary, along with the other members of the leadership team, will be identifying best practices here and elsewhere, capturing efficiencies and working to
It could take years before it becomes clear what a reorganized Buffalo Diocese will look like but what happened in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in Wisconsin may provide some
March 21, 1934 – Nov. 16, 2019 A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Sister Mary Jeanne Kennedy at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 11 in the St. Mary of the Angels Chapel at Fredonia Place of Williamsville, 201 Reist St. Sister Jeanne, a longtime educator with the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, died Nov. 16 in Fredonia Place
Two young priests and a seminarian from the Buffalo Catholic Diocese will talk about what it is like to be a young priest, as well as their hopes for the future of the church, at a forum set for 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. It is the third
A Buffalo Diocese priest has been placed on administrative leave following the completion of an initial inquiry into a complaint that the priest violated the seal of the confessional, the diocese said in a statement released Wednesday. According to the statement, Father Jeffrey Nowak was placed on administrative leave, effective immediately, as the investigation into the claim against him
Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo Thursday released a statement about the summit at the Vatican with Pope Francis and dozens of bishops from around the world aimed at addressing the sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church. In his statement, Malone said the summit had three overarching themes: responsibility, accountability and transparency — to which
Four new members have been added to the Buffalo Diocesan Review Board appointed to advise Bishop Richard J. Malone in his assessment of allegations of sexual abuse against children and vulnerable adults by clergy in the diocese. The Diocese of Buffalo Tuesday released a statement about the members, who join seven people previously appointed. Lee Coppola, former dean of