The Initial Report of The Movement to Restore Trust was released July 25, 2019.  Below are links to media coverage of the Report:

Buffalo News: Editorial: Movement to Restore Trust delivers a worthy action plan for dioceses

WKBW, Ch. 7 News: Movement to Restore Trust issues suggested reforms for Diocese

WIVB, Ch. 4 News: Movement to Restore Trust releases new report on handling of clergy sex abuse cases

WBFO: Movement to Restore Trust releases its complete slate of recommendations

Olean Times Herald: Movement to Restore Trust suggests reforms for Buffalo Diocese in wake of sex abuse crisis

WBEN Radio: Movement to Restore Trust outlines Diocese reforms

Buffalo News: Group presses for more Buffalo Diocese reforms in abuse cases

U.S. Bishops’ Synod Report

Movement to Restore Trust, September 20, 2022 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has reported back to the Movement to Restore Trust (MRT) on the Synod on Synodality submissions for Region XVI that included the MRT's report. According to the...

MRT Issues Synod Report

Movement to Restore Trust, June 23, 2022 The MRT has compiled and submitted a SYNOD report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. A basic question prompted and guided us: How does this journeying together allow the Church to proclaim the Gospel in...

Families of Parishes Announced;

Pilots families begin in JanuaryWestern New York Catholic, December 2, 2021After a year in the consultative process, the Diocese of Buffalo’s Families of Parishes are now finalized. A total of 36 families will be formed by the current 161 parishes in the diocese....

The Appointment of New Bishop

Statement of John J. Hurley of the Movement to Restore Trust On the Appointment of Bishop Michael W. Fisher as the 15th Bishop of Buffalo December 1, 2020 The Movement to Restore Trust (MRT), a movement of the lay faithful committed to rebuilding the Church of Buffalo...

Diocese Renewal initiative seeking Volunteers

Are You Tech Savvie? September 3, 2020 Our Temporary Administrator for the Diocese, Bishop Ed Scharfenberger is working with Leadership Roundtable and a group of volunteers to hold Zoom conversations with parishioners from all across our Diocese during the weeks of...

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