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Catholic Bishop In Buffalo N.Y. Resigns After Accusations Of Covering Up Abuse

The Catholic bishop of Buffalo, N.Y., has resigned following accusations he covered up clergy sex abuse of children. The Vatican didn’t give a reason when it announced on Wednesday that Pope Francis had accepted Bishop Richard Malone’s resignation, however the Vatican’s envoy to the U.S., Archbishop Christophe Pierre, said in a statement that the bishop had asked the pope last month “to grant him an early retirement” following a church investigation of the charges against him. ...Read more

Kristin Chenoweth To Star In Disney+ Comedy Series

Kristin Chenoweth will star in and executive produce a comedy series for Disney+.called The Biggest Star in Appleton that’s in the early stages of development at the streaming platform. The potential series would center on Carol Dannhauser (Chenoweth), a mother, wife and waitress in Appleton, Wisconsin, who gets her deepest satisfaction from small-town stardom at her community theater.Her status is threatened, however, when a struggling New York chorus girl moves back home with dreams of her own.  ...Read more