Fr. Douglas Faraci – Diocese of Buffalo

| Oct 4, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Douglas Faraci

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1969

Removed: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1970                St. Elizabeth (Cherry Creek, NY)
  • 1971-1972      St. Anthony (Batavia, NY)
  • 1973                St. Joseph (Lockport, NY)
  • 1974-1975      St. Joseph (Niagara Falls, NY)
  • 1976-1980      Annunciation (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1981-1989      Buffalo General Hospital (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1990-2002      Buffalo General Hospital; Roswell Park Memorial Institute (Buffalo, NY)
  • 2003                Roswell Park Memorial Institute (Buffalo, NY); Absent on leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Douglas Faraci:

Father Douglas Faraci  was ordained a priest in 1969. According to media reports, in March 2018, his name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s list of of priests who “were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.” No information on the allegations regarding age/gender of the victim has been disclosed. His case was sent to the Vatican for a final review.

In August 2019, Father Faraci was named in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victim Act, alleging that he sexually abused a child beginning in 1974, and continuing through 1978. In May 2020, he was removed from diocesan payroll as part of a bankruptcy agreement.

Father Faraci retired in 2004. He is believed to currently be living in Tonawanda, New York.

In April 2020, Father Faraci was one of 23 priests removed off of the Diocese of Buffalo’s payroll through an agreement it reached with survivors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.

Contact us at 888-283-9922 or [email protected] to discuss your legal options today.