A year since Bishop Richard Malone’s assistant left her Chancery post to go public about the Buffalo prelate’s handling of abuse cases – and has since stated that the prelate should be in jail – the Holy See has finally moved to send in the cavalry on a “free-fall” situation which has only grown ever more untenable.
Just before close of business this Thursday, a rare press release from the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington conveyed word of the Vatican’s appointment of Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio – the formidable longtime chief of Brooklyn’s 1.8 million Catholics – as Apostolic Visitor to the beleaguered fold in Western New York, armed with the mandate to conduct a far more sweeping investigation than most would’ve anticipated.
Multiple local, national and international news outlets report that Bishop Richard Malone requested early retirement and that Pope Francis has accepted that resignation…
by John J. Hurley – Last December, the Movement to Restore Trust (MRT) empaneled six working groups involving about 150 Catholics who developed a series of reports and recommendations for reform in the Diocese of Buffalo.
The Movement to Restore Trust (MRT) will hold a “Path Forward” symposium on Dec. 7, very close to our 1-year anniversary. The symposium will run from 9 to 11 a.m., in the Canisius College Montante Cultural Center, located at Main and Eastwood streets.The symposium...
MRT’s John Hurley participated in an extended interview with Tim Wenger of 930in716 on WBEN Radio on Thursday, November 14, 2018.
Dear Members of the Movement to Restore Trust, Like most of you, the MRT Organizing Committee has been waiting and watching the situation in the Diocese since early September when we determined that the MRT could not make progress on its reform agenda while Bishop Malone remained in office.