Posts Tagged ‘Buffalo diocese’

U.S. bishop accused of sex abuse cover-up steps down

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

A New York state bishop who had been at the centre of a sex abuse crisis stepped down on Wednesday after learning the conclusions of a Vatican investigation, becoming the latest high-ranking prelate toppled by the decades-old scandal. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, New York, and named Albany Bishop Read more

New Vatican law on abuse cover-up has hit-and-miss week

Monday, September 16th, 2019
abuse cover-up

When the Vatican announced new procedures to hold bishops accountable in May, the main question was: Will it work? The legislation – called Vos Estis Lux Mundi – enacted what is known as the Metropolitan Model, in which archbishops would play a prominent role in policing those bishops in their ecclesiastical province. This week, the Read more

Catholic culture has changed forever and that’s a good thing

Monday, May 27th, 2019
Jennifer Roback Morse

The clergy sex-abuse scandal has irrevocably changed Catholic culture. Ordinary Catholics are comfortable today doing and saying things that would have been unthinkable to them just a few short years ago. And this is a good thing. More than changes to Church governance, the policies and procedures, changes in what ordinary Catholics expect of themselves Read more