In 2019, Bishop Malone reinstated Fr. Robert A. Stolinski, a priest in his diocese that had been found twice with homosexual pornography in his possession and had been accused of child sexual abuse. In a statement regarding his reasoning, Malone said the “allegations of child sexual abuse” against the priest, “have not been substantiated.” Malone, however, failed to comment on Stolinski’s history with homosexual pornography consumption.