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Amherst

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 in the Let's Talk About series presented by the St. Leo the Great parish. "Hop…

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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 th…

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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 w…

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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 …

Erie County

After a prayer, some remarks and a protest song, about 70 people who gathered on the sidewalk outside the Catholic Charities administrative office turned toward the entrance of 741 Delaware Ave. and chanted: "Resign! Resign! Resign!" Their target was Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. He's on the board of directors at Catholic Charities, whi…

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The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Wednesday released a statement clarifying why Bishop Richard J. Malone is being edited out of some versions of a Catholic training video about preventing the sexual abuse of children. According to the diocese, the producers of the video, an Oklahoma City-based company called Virtus, had decided before August to prepare an alternative vers…