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“The Movement to Restore Trust” hosts its inaugural symposium today, November 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

The symposium, entitled “Restoring Trust: A Path Forward for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo,” will feature the following panelists in a discussion to be moderated by Canisius College President John J. Hurley:

  • Kerry Robinson, the founding executive director and global ambassador of the Leadership Roundtable, an organization that promotes best practices and accountability regarding management issues in the U.S. Catholic Church


  • Matt Malone, SJ, editor-in-chief of America magazine, the Jesuit review of faith and culture


  • Robert Zilliox, pastor of St. Mary’s of Swormville parish in East Amherst, a canon lawyer and former canonical adviser to Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. Father Zilliox is a sex abuse survivor who was featured on the 60 Minutes report on the Buffalo Diocese in October 2018


  • Sister Margaret Carney, OSF STD, president emeritus of St. Bonaventure University, a former associate vicar for religious in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and a leader of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious’ task force on leadership roles for women in the church.


The event is open to the public but seating is limited. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Overflow seating with a live stream of the symposium will also be available in the college’s Winter Student Center for those who want to participate in the question and answer session. The event will also be live streamed through the college’s website.

Submitted by: College Communications