Serving up information on the clergy sex abuse crisis in the Diocese of Buffalo that laity won't get anywhere else. Join the discussion! [Read more at link above]
There really is much we laity can do to help create a lasting fix to this crisis. It starts with conversion. Keep praying! And write, communicate, educate, join a prayer demonstration, make phone calls...
If that’s the case, why is Rev. Ryszard Biernat—who blew open secrecy surrounding criminal/immoral behaviors of diocesan officials—the one to have his priestly faculties/ministry removed? Why hasn’t Bishop Sharfenberger reinstated this courageous priest who really does believe: “Criminality is not entitled to secrecy.”
A note to Bishop Scharfenberger: Rev. Ryszard Biernat should be restored to full and active ministry as the gospel would compel in this situation. Had you taken the time to speak with the dedicated laity protesting outside your office on Mondays when you were in Buffalo, you would have been presented with a different point… Continue reading Unjust penalty for Whistleblower–Does Bishop Scharfenberger even know the details of this heartbreaking case?
This is morally reprehensible harassment of a sexual assault victim by his priest-abuser that went on at your priest meeting yesterday in Buffalo. You are the shepherd. STOP this. For the love of God, get control of your abusive priest still roaming our streets, Art Smith (pictured in case you do not recognize him), who… Continue reading Bishop Scharfenberger, For the love of God, get control of your abusive priest
Fr. Ryszard Biernat's spiritual lobotomy ordered by Most Rev. Richard Malone has already commenced, but hey, we have school Christmas pageants to attend and another candle on the Advent wreath to light. This asylum needs an epic overhaul. It starts with utilizing people who have a sense of basic humanity.
Follow-up to last year's 60 Minutes report featuring whistleblower, Siobhan O'Connor. Beautiful Christian witness in the clip they chose to show.
The video of the "Path Forward" Symposium held by the Movement to Restore Trust at Canisius College on December 7 is worth watching, but it doesn't capture the whole story. Laity, we need help.
Astounding. Disturbing. Million$ to house and insure pedophile priests who never saw a courtroom. And like Siobhan O'Connor (Bishop's former administrative assistant), this woman was supposed to just “do her job,” cut the checks and keep her mouth shut. Thank God she didn’t! Read Siobhan O'Connor's mind blowing post: "Paying Pedophiles" and how you… Continue reading Another laywoman comes forward with testimony: Lesson on linking correct Subject with its Verb.
After decades in existence, this Buffalo-area lay group, with its unique access to our bishops, has watched our diocese slide from crisis to catastrophe all the while remaining aloof, unaccountable for their "advice," and virtually unknown to the laity. Until now. The man-made catastrophe of the Johnstown flood of 1889 could have been avoided. That was… Continue reading Silence gives consent: Bishop’s Council of the Laity
The 24-4 vote of confidence on Bishop Richard Malone's leadership by a diocesan lay group is troubling on its surface. By definition, this is a highly skewed lay group that we laity do not appoint. [continue reading at link above]