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.
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.
Several Buffalo news outlets are reporting that Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has completed his investigation.
Three priests who previously had not been outed publicly have been added to the Buffalo Diocese’s list of priests with substantiated claims of child sexual abuse.
Vatican's investigation of Buffalo Diocese finishes first week with 30 interviewsBy MARIAN HETHERLY | WBFO 88.7MRT leader, John Hurley, is interviewed on WBFO concerning this week's visitation by Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to the Diocese of...
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11WBEN930, A NEW MORNING WITH SUSAN ROSE AND BRIAN MAZUROWSKI John Hurley from the Movement to Restore Trust joins WBEN to highlight the investigation by the Brooklyn Bishop into the Diocese of Buffalo.