Father Ronald Mierzwa
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- 1994-2018 Holy Name of Mary (Ellicottville, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Ronald Mierzwa:
According to media reports, in September 2018, Father Ronald Mierzwa, was suspended from ministry after a complaint of child sexual abuse was reported by a news outlet. There were no details given regarding the age/gender of the victims, or the priest’s assignment at the time of the alleged abuse. The report was broadcast in 2002, when a woman accused an unnamed priest of “making her sons parade around in their underwear.” Although he was not identified in the original report, Father Mierzwa turned himself in to Bishop Richard J. Malone a few days later. According to the report, though the Diocese of Buffalo had known about the allegation against Father Mierzwa since 2002.
The Diocesan Review Board deemed the allegations credible in March 2019. Father Mierzwa is to remain on leave while the results of an investigation are reviewed by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican in Rome.
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.