Father Paul Nogaro
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- St. Stephen’s (Grand Island, NY)
- St. Mary of Sorrows Church (Buffalo, NY)
- Bishop Fallon High School (Buffalo, NY)
- St. Paul (Kenmore, NY)
- Our Lady Help of Christians (Staten Island, NY)
- St. Gregory the Great (Amherst, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Paul Nogaro:
According to media reports, in August 2019, a man in his early 60s, filed a lawsuit under the Child Victims Act accusing Father Paul Nogaro of raping and molesting him on multiple occasions when he was age 11 in the 1960s and 1970s. Father Nogaro, pastor of St. Stephen’s on Grand Island denied the allegations.
Three other priests and two teachers were also named in the lawsuit as molesters. According to the victim, the abuse occurred at St. Mary of Sorrows church and school and at the old Bishop Fallon High School in Buffalo. Father Nogaro was immediately placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation.
According to media reports, in January 2020, the Diocese of Buffalo announced that its internal review of the allegation determined that the allegation was not credible after the accuser did not participate in the internal employment investigation. In August 2021, the Diocese of Buffalo announced that a second internal review of separate abuse allegations of Paul Nogaro was also unsubstantiated. The second case involved alleged abuse by Nogaro in the 1990’s at St. Gregory the Great Church in Amherst. As such, Father Nogaro has again be returned to active ministry. He remains the subject of the ongoing lawsuit.
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.