Father Francis Hogan
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- 1947 Immaculate Conception (Cassadaga, NY)
- 1948-1949 St. John’s (Jamestown, NY)
- 1950 Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Buffalo, NY)
- 1951-1954 Immaculate Conception (Wellsville, NY)
- 1955-1956 Saints Peter and Paul (Hamburg, NY)
- 1957-1963 Blessed Trinity (Buffalo, NY)
- 1964-1965 St. Ambrose (Buffalo, NY)
- 1966-1970 St. Mary (Little Valley, NY)
- 1971-1981 St. Patrick (Salamanca, NY)
- 1982 Absent on leave
- 1983-1984 Sick leave
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Francis Hogan:
According to media reports, in March 2018, Father Francis Hogan’s name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s list of priests who “were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.” No information regarding the allegations was disclosed, however, the list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Father Hogan retired in 1985 and died in 2010.
In August 2019, a lawsuit was filed was under the NY Child Victims Act, and accused Hogan of molesting a child from 1948 to 1949 at St. John’s Church in Jamestown. The victim, was an altar boy, about 9 to 10 years old at the time.
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.