Buffalo diocese ponders whether to reveal names of abusive priests
March 11, 2018, Buffalo News
Bishop Richard J. Malone is reconsidering a longstanding Catholic Diocese of Buffalo policy that withholds the names of priests who have been accused of sexual abuse.
Publicizing the names of clergy alleged to have molested children would reverse a tradition that's been in place for more than 15 years.
"We're looking at it anew," Malone said following his recent announcement that the diocese has established a new fund to compensate victims of clergy sex abuse.
A retired priest's admission in February that he molested "probably dozens" of boys in the 1970s and 1980s re-ignited concerns that clergy sexual abuse in Western New York was more devastating and widespread than . . .