Orchard Park Pastor says it’s time for Malone to step down


October 30, 2018

By Jenn Schanz

Father Paul Seil told News 4 recent revelations about the Buffalo Diocese’s handling of alleged clergy sex abuse is disturbing and sad.

He said he’s heartbroken to say it, but believes Bishop Richard Malone should step down.

Seil is the pastor at Saint Bernadette’s in Orchard Park.

He said the Church’s handling of clergy sex abuse allegations has affected his own congregation; several families have left his parish over how Church leadership responded to abuse claims.

Following a 60 Minutes report on the Malone’s alleged covering up of abuse, Seil called the Bishop’s former executive assistant Siobhan O’Connor and fellow priest Father Robert Zilliox, both featured in the report, “heroes.”

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