- Another Voice: The Catholic Church needs to reach out to those who are disaffiliated »
Buffalo News Op-Ed by Josh Merlo, member of the Movement to Restore Trust Organizing Committee
- Diocese of Buffalo Drafts Parish Grouping Plan (National Catholic Register) »
The parish plan will then be implemented over the next three years.
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...
Vatican issues new guidelines for parishes:
5 things you need to knowDenver Newsroom, Jul 20, 2020The Congregation for Clergy on Monday published new guidelines for the world’s parishes, which aim to encourage parishes to think of themselves as missionary communities of evangelization.The guidelines do not...
Statement on Buffalo Diocese Bankruptcy
The Movement to Restore Trust concluded that a bankruptcy filing by the diocese was inevitable
MRT Leader Meets with Papal Nuncio
Archbishop Christophe Pierre tells faithful of Diocese of Buffalo he understands their concernsJohn J. Hurley, member of the Movement to Restore Trust (MRT) Organizing Committee, met with Archbishop Christophe Pierre, papal nuncio to the United States, on Jan. 31 at...
An Evening with Fr. Jim Martin, SJ
Magis Buffalo* presents: a Conversation with Fr. James Martin, S.J.Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | via live “ZOOM”6:00PM Eucharist | Light Refreshments | 7:00-8:00PM Program“What Would Ignatius Say in These Challenging Times?”James Martin is a Jesuit priest,...
BISHOP MALONE HAS RESIGNED
Multiple local, national and international news outlets report that Bishop Richard Malone requested early retirement and that Pope Francis has accepted that resignation…
Articles and Statements
- Prominent local Catholics demand reforms to Buffalo Diocese (Buffalo News)
- Editorial: Buffalo Diocese in desperate need of reform (Buffalo News)
- President’s Statement on the Sexual Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church (canisius.edu)
- Canisius College president calls for more women leadership in Catholic Church (WIVB)
- Canisius College leader condemns atrocities of priest sexual abuse scandal (WBFO)
- Canisius College president calls for stronger role of women in Catholic Church (Buffalo News)