The Movement to Restore Trust in the Diocese of Buffalo held a symposium on Wednesday, November 28 in the Montante Cultural Center. Hundreds of people packed the Cultural Center for the event titled “Restoring Trust: A Path Forward for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.” A discussion by panelists was moderated by President John Hurley and questions from the audience were addressed. View the symposium in its entirety here. All local media outlets covered this important event. See the links below to view media coverage.
A follow-up workshop is planned for Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Science Hall. The event will involve an opening plenary session followed by work group meetings devoted to specific topics.
Interested lay people, religious women and clergy of the Diocese are invited to join these groups and discuss the following areas of inquiry:
1) Transparency around the nature and scale of abuse in the Diocese and financial and spiritual reparation for the victims
2) Transparency about all diocesan operations
3) Accountability for bishops
4) Lay involvement in selecting and monitoring bishops
5) Greater involvement by women in the church
6) Improvements in formation of priests and priestly life
To participate in this workshop, please complete the registration form and indicate your area of interest.
Submitted by: College Communications