Father Thomas Kemp
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- 1953 St. Mary’s (Wilmington, NC)
- 1954-1955 St. Agnes (Buffalo, NY)
- 1956-1959 Holy Name of Jesus, (Buffalo, NY)
- 1960 Bishop Turner High School (Buffalo, NY)
- 1961-1965 St. Francis of Assisi (Tonawanda, NY)
- 1966 Most Holy Redeemer (Cheektowaga, NY)
- 1967-1968 St. Bonaventure (West Seneca, NY)
- 1969 St. Agatha (Buffalo, NY)
- 1970 St. Joseph (Buffalo, NY)
- 1971-1976 Our Lady of Victory Church (Frewsburg, NY)
- 1977-1980 St. Mary Church (Holley, NY)
- 1981-1991 St. Mary Church (Silver Springs, NY)
- 1992-2004 Immaculate Conception (East Bethany, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Thomas Kemp:
In March 2018, Father Kemp’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. He retired in 2005 and died in March 2019.
According to media reports, in 2020, Fr. Kemp was named in another lawsuit against the Diocese of Buffalo. He was accused of sexually abusing a minor. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.
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.