New York state sues Buffalo diocese over priest misconduct

New York Attorney General Letitia James on Nov. 23 sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and two former church leaders, alleging they covered up allegations of sexual misconduct and misused charitable assets by supporting predatory priests who were allowed to retire or go on leave.

Buffalo Catholic diocese to close seminary amid $500K losses

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announced Feb. 4 it will "cease operations" at its seminary at the end of the academic year, citing annual operating losses and low enrollment.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo: Bankruptcy imminent

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo faces near certain bankruptcy after posting a $5 million loss in 2019, and with a barrage of lawsuits from the clergy misconduct scandal still pending, according to a financial report released Thursday.

A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Will others follow?

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester was the first in New York to seek bankruptcy protection under the weight of new sexual misconduct lawsuits, but lawyers and church leaders say it may not be the last.