Editorial: 'After delaying bishop vote, can Vatican be trusted to right its own ship?' (Boston Globe) “By unexpectedly stopping a vote on greater accountability for US bishops enmeshed in the child sex abuse crisis, the Vatican dashed any remaining illusions that it was capable of imposing accountability from within,” the Globe editorialized. “It’s never been more clear that it now falls instead to law enforcement, in every state and every country, to punish any bishops or other Church officials who committed abuse or covered it up. “
Renovations to Buffalo bishop's new home cost $200,000 (WKBW-TV) Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo sold the bishop’s mansion to help fund clergy sexual abuse settlements. According to the report, Bishop Malone rejected the option of moving to the cathedral rectory, and the diocese is spending $200,000 to renovate a former convent.