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Diocese of Buffalo ‘Stunned and Dismayed’ by Whistleblower Call for Malone’s Resignation
The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 11/1/18 | CNA

Posted on 11/06/2018 6:07:09 PM PST by marshmallow

The diocese said the whistleblower’s remarks were ‘plainly and embarrassingly contradictory’

The Diocese of Buffalo has issued a response to a whistleblower who called for Bishop Richard Malone to resign, after he was publicly accused of allowing priests credibly accused of sexual abuse to remain in ministry.

The diocese released a statement late Tuesday night, after Siobhan O’Connor, a former diocesan employee, said on “60 Minutes” Sunday that the diocese had knowingly omitted some priests from a list it published in March of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse.

The list included 42 names; documents leaked by O’Connor included 118 priests credibly accused of misconduct.

The Oct. 30 diocesan statement said that Malone was “stunned and dismayed” by comments O’Connor delivered at a local press conference held that day. The diocese called her remarks “plainly and embarrassingly contradictory.”

At the press conference O’Connor reiterated her earlier claims, and called for “a complete change in leadership here,” calling for the resignation of Malone, and urging the intervention of Pope Francis, “because it’s just not going to get better.”

The diocese said that “her comments directly contradict her comments to him while she worked at the Chancery and even after she left. In fact, her prior, written communications to the Bishop demonstrate her complete admiration for the Bishop and his efforts to lead the Diocese.”

The statement did not directly address the veracity of O’Connor’s claim that Malone worked with diocesan lawyers to parse down the list of accused priests published by the diocese.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach

1 posted on 11/06/2018 6:07:09 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
I recently started going to Catholic church again. Our local cathedral is absolutely gorgeous and the music is symphony/opera-worthy. Very uplifting.

The sermon last week was about SJWs, whom the priest called "silly children," who never grew up and never will--a very unfair thing to do to young people who will be failures all their lives. . Very inspiring.

Our Catholic radio station has a half-hour of Bishop Fulton J Sheen, an eloquent speaker from back in the '50s or '60s, and, I believe, without stain of sin.

Beyond that, I'm disgusted as everyone s should be, about the revolting igay priests who ought to be defrocked at the very latest tomorrow. And that includes this stupid excuse for a pope.

Decades ago when I lived In SanFrancisco, I went to a twelve-step group for co-dependents. One of the members was a priest who had no problem disclosing the fact that he was a sex addict, could not stop "doing" boys in his parish. He had a "lover,"" another, younger priest who put up with his "husband's" philandering because "he couldn't help it." These guys deserve excommunication and the fires of hell tomorrow.

2 posted on 11/06/2018 7:15:50 PM PST by Veto! (Political Correctness Offends Me)
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