Whistleblower “Willing to Do What It Takes'” to Stop Abuse

Spectrum Local News

October 31, 2018

By Mark Goshgarian

A former employee of the Diocese of Buffalo revealed Tuesday why she blew the whistle on Bishop Richard Malone and the church abuse scandal.

Siobhan O’Connor started her comments with a prayer.

“By your infinite mercy, you bring great comfort and consolation to all those who’ve suffered abuse from clergy.”

O’Connor had worked at the Diocese offices for three years as an administrative secretary. She decided to serve as a whistleblower after people who say priests abused them as children started to come forward.

“If you’d ever told me in the beginning, back in July and August, that I would have to go on national television, I might have hesitated, because it’s very overwhelming,” she said.

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