The news about the Catholic Church hasn't been especially positive recently, with some calling for the bishop to resign over revelations of sexual abuse among priests dating back decades in the Buffalo diocese.
But what does this news mean to local Catholics? Has it shaken their faith? Do they feel that things are changing in a positive way, despite the negative headlines?
We sat down with local Catholics to have an open and honest discussion.
"It upset me very much," Kelly, a parishioner at Our Lady of Charity in South Buffalo, told us. "I believe my church should always act with decency and candor and having a cover-up let me feel...I felt betrayed by the church. I didn't feel it was handled in the proper way."
"It was disturbing to hear," Lucy, a parishioner at the Blessed Sacrament in the Town of Tonawanda, said. "And it was sad to hear. But my faith never changed and it didn't waiver because the message the Catholic Church teaches and the message of Christ has never changed."
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