Fr. Paul Schnacky – Diocese of Rochester

| Jun 23, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Paul Schnacky
Diocese of Rochester

Paul Schnacky Horowitz Law

Born: 1928

Ordained: 1953
Retired: 2005
Placed on Administrative Leave Without Privileges: 2010

Assigned as follows:

  • 1954-1958: St. Michael Church; Rochester, NY
  • 1959: Holy Family Church; Auburn, NY
  • 1961-1964: Sts. Peter and Paul; Rochester, NY
  • 1965: St. Salome; Irondequoit; NY
  • 1966-1975: Most Holy Redeemer; Rochester, NY
  • 1976: St. Patrick Church; Cato, NY
  • 1977-1979: St. Philip Neri; Rochester, NY
  • 1980-1998: St. Joseph Church; Wayland, NY
  • 2000-2004: St. Ann; Hornell, NY
  • 2005-2010: In Residence at Our Lady of the Valley; Hornell, NY

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Paul Schnacky

In 2010, Father Paul Schnacky was placed on leave from the priesthood without privileges after allegations of sexual contact with minors in the 1970s. He was serving as priest at St. Philip Neri in Rochester, New York at the time of the sexual misconduct.   Paul Schnacky’s longest tenure was at St. Joseph Church in Wayland, New York where he served as Pastor for many years.

The Diocese of Rochester announced that its Review Board’s internal investigation of the allegation confirmed the complaint. Schnacky retired from the active ministry in 2005 but was still in residence at Our Lady of the Valley at the time of his removal. After he was placed on leave, Paul Schnacky was no longer allowed to exercise public ministry.  Additional abuse allegations were made against Schnacky during the claims process in the Diocese of Rochester bankruptcy.

According to Diocese of Rochester Bishop Clark’s sworn deposition testimony in July 2020, Father Schnacky admitted that sexual abuse allegations lodged against him were true.

Paul Schnacky still lives Hornell, New York.

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