Deadly Diocese

Rachael O'Brien | Morbid Network | Wondery

Driven by Father Joe’s twin sister’s unwavering determination to get justice for her brother, an unlikely friendship with an outcast Priest and the autopsy tech who alongside the famous Dr. Cyril Wecht, exhume the body, perform a second autopsy and find disturbing evidence that should prove this could not have been a suicide.From the creators of Seven Deadly Sinners comes a podcast investigating a True Cold Case, Hosts and Producers Rachael O’Brien and Greg Hunter work along side Father Joe’s twin sister Sue and former autopsy tech, Joe Wedge, to expose the Diocese for what it really is - Deadly.For years the Buffalo Diocese has been covering up abuse, hiding money, exploiting children and adult men alike - This podcast investigates, boots on the ground in Buffalo, and unravels the cover up of the mysterious death of Father Joe Moreno.

  • 56 minutes 19 seconds
    Justice For Father Joe

    This is the Final Episode of Season One of Deadly Diocese - If you believe the mysterious death of Father Joe Moreno needs to be re-investigated by a legal authority outside of Buffalo, New York PLEASE sign the petition:

    Remember, you don't have to tithe to a church not meeting your spiritual needs.

    Father Joe was a spiritual Hero and his Legend will live on for years and years to come. We will continue to fight for Justice for Father Joe until his soul can rest with the truth uncovered.

    In honor of Father Joe, show up somewhere with free Pizza.

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    5 July 2023, 7:00 am
  • 40 minutes 25 seconds
    The Chaplain of Ground Zero

    Father Joe was a great man, nothing makes this more evident than his call to Ground Zero on September 11th 2001. Despite every flight in the country being grounded that day, Father Joe somehow was on a flight later that morning to New York City. 

    He managed to make it past the last civilian stop on the subway and onto the “pile” as it was called. He was made NYPD Police Chaplain that same day, and ministered to hundreds of first responders that needed spiritual guidance in the midst of 1.8 million tons of wreckage left from the collapse of the World Trade Center, where to begin? how to continue? 

    In the 7th months he was at ground zero Father Joe made such an impact on the heroic effort that he was personally thanked by: President George Bush, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, New York City Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, The CEO of Marsh, Fema, The FBI, ATF, The Red Cross, and the NYPD.

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    21 June 2023, 7:00 am
  • 42 minutes 43 seconds
    The Petition

    How do we dismantle a theocracy - take out a pillar. The Erie County DA's office is the pillar holding this corrupt system in place by not prosecuting priests and John Flynn has repeatedly laid dormant while the Diocese has had its way with the courts… and how are we going to start? A good ol’ fashion Petition. 

    Petitions have stopped the executions of death row inmates, changed street names, granted clemency to the unjustly imprisoned, and produced arrests in the face of corrupt prosecution.

    You guys have probably seen a petition on before and in 2023 there is no better medium to use for a petition - it’s easy, effective and you don’t even have to create an account to sign - you simply go to and sign you name. 

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    7 June 2023, 7:00 am
  • 38 minutes 25 seconds
    Buffalo Is A Theocracy

    Buffalo is a Theocracy.

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    24 May 2023, 7:00 am
  • 38 minutes 53 seconds
    Seven Deadly Sinners Bonus Episode: Tony & Susan Alamo

    Rachael and Greg are currently on a comedy train tour across the country - but we didn't want to leave you hanging... so we are releasing one of our favorite throw back Seven Deadly Sinner's episodes as a bonus while we are away: Tony & Susan Alamo

    We will be back next week with your regularly scheduled Deadly Diocese programming!

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    10 May 2023, 11:08 pm
  • 34 minutes 58 seconds
    The Anonymous Letter

    We interview a former Diocesan employee who was part of Siobhan O'Conner's group of peaceful prayer protesters in 2018 and reveal the contents of an anonymous letter mailed to Sue Moreno right before we started this podcast with no return address.

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    26 April 2023, 7:00 am
  • 40 minutes 30 seconds
    The Secrets of October 13th

    So when we left off we we’re in Buffalo on October 12th… We we’re at Sue’s house and we just had met with Frank - the day before the 10 year anniversary of Father Joe’s passing on October 13th, 2012 - which happens to be quite a cosmic anniversary in the Catholic world; 105 years earlier in Portugal, the Miracle of Fatima took place - and as we are leaving Sue’s after interviewing Frank for hours, the clock strikes midnight and he mentions Fatima.

    A miracle that Pope Pius XII himself said he witnessed in 1950 and ruled it a true miracle. 

    It is a pretty epic modern miracle that occurred in the 20th century and is recognized by the church and we find it very peculiar the dates coincide with Father Joe’s passing. 

    The Miracle of Fatima… started in the beginning of spring 1916, three Catholic shepherd children living near Fátima, Portugal reported apparitions of an angel.

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    12 April 2023, 7:00 am
  • 42 minutes 51 seconds
    French Provincial Furniture (The Lone Priest)

    The Lone Priest, Father Robert Marino, was known for his love of French Provincial Furniture - Did he leave a clue behind about his suspect number 1 hidden somewhere is his beloved French Provincial Furniture collection?

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    29 March 2023, 7:00 am
  • 35 minutes 18 seconds
    Frank Truth

    We meet an undercover man inside the church, Frank Truth.

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    15 March 2023, 7:00 am
  • 44 minutes 44 seconds
    The Hand & The Gun

    No fingerprinting, No ballistics and no explanation as to why a gun that was turned into a Buffalo Police officer 14 years prior - was found at the crime scene. And despite the fact that no one can seem to agree on the placement of the gun upon arrival at the rectory there are other clues contained within the body and the Smith & Wesson short barrel .38 that will allow us to determine a framework of real possibilities. 

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    1 March 2023, 8:00 am
  • 47 minutes 5 seconds
    The Autopsy with Ash + Alaina from Morbid

    Special Guests Ash & Alaina from Morbid

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    15 February 2023, 8:00 am
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