Father Michael Juran
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- Mother of Divine Grace Church (Cheektowaga, NY)
- St. Gabriel Church (Elma, NY)
- Prince of Peace and Our Lady of Mount Carmel churches (Niagara Falls, NY)
- Fourteen Holy Helpers Church (West Seneca, NY)
- St. Benedict Church (Eggertsville, NY)
- St. Stephen Catholic Church (St. Petersburg, FL)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Michael Juran:
Father Michael Juran was ordained in 1976. He was a popular former priest who once worked as a stunt car performer in an automotive thrill show. He was known as the “Flying Padre.” According to media reports, in October 2018, he was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation after allegations of two cases of sexual misconduct with children were reported. No information regarding the allegations was disclosed. Father Juran was living in the St. Petersberg area in Florida at the time he was removed. In May 2019, the Diocese of Buffalo announced that the allegations against him were determined to be substantiated. The case is to be reviewed by the Vatican in Rome.
In April 2020, Father Juran 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.