Former Assistant to Bishop Malone, Siobhan O’Connor, Speaks Out


October 30, 2018

By Brendan Keany

“I tried to do what I could from the inside, and I couldn’t”

There is now even more pressure on Bishop Richard Malone and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo after a former executive assistant to Malone spoke with “60 Minutes,” detailing the bishop’s inaction regarding the widespread reports of clergy sexual abuse.

Siobhan O’Connor spoke to local media today following her national appearance on Sunday, and she says that going to the media was the only way to see tangible change.

“I tried to do what I could from the inside, and I couldn’t,” said O’Connor. “I knew that this was the way that action would be taken. So, going to that national platform, I thought was important, because I believe that our diocese is not alone in this crisis.”

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