One year after Child Victims Act window opened, Buffalo Diocese survivors reflect


August 13, 2020

By Charlie Specht

It has been quite a journey since abuse survivor Angelo Ervolina and four fellow survivors of Buffalo Diocese priests filed the first Child Victims Act lawsuits in New York State one year ago.

“There’s been some up and downs, there’s been some bumps,” Ervolina said Thursday. “You know, there’s been some good times, too, as far as good things that have come out of all this.”

The high point was taking back the power from their abusers, speaking out publicly on the Buffalo Diocese controversy and gaining a friendship through their shared experience as survivors.

They also helped push for the eventual resignation of Bishop Richard J. Malone.

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