Father James Cairnan Haggerty
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- St. Bonaventure University
- Archbishop Walsh High School
- Olean Catholic High School
- Bishop Timon High School (Buffalo, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father James Cairnan Haggerty:
Father James Cairnan Haggerty entered the Franciscan Order in 1955. He served in multiple educational roles including teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal and guardian of the community. He was the former principal of Archbishop Walsh High School, and the director of youth retreats at Christ House in Lafayette, N.J.
According to media reports, in April 2019, Father James Haggerty was named publicly on a list of priests accused of sexual abuse. Father Haggerty was among more than 20 accused priests whose names were never previously released by the Diocese of Buffalo even though allegations against him were reviewed the previous June by the Diocesan Review Board. Father Haggerty died in 1991 at the age of 66.
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.