Monsignor Edward Kazmierczak
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned as follows:
- St. Mary (East Arcade, NY)
- St. Barbara (Lackawanna, NY)
- St. John Gualbert (Cheektowaga, NY)
- St. John Kanty (Buffalo, NY)
- St. Valentine (Buffalo, NY)
- St. Casimir (Buffalo, NY)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Edward Kazmierczak:
Monsignor Edward Kazmierczak was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Buffalo, New York in 1951 by Cardinal John O’Hara, then Bishop of Buffalo. He was first appointed to the Buffalo Missionary Apostolate at St. Mary, East Arcade. He served in multiple parishes throughout his career.
According to media reports, in August 2019, he was named in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act alleging that he repeatedly sexually abused a 12-year-old for about a year, beginning in 1975. His alleged victim attended St. Casimir in Kaisertown. Monsignor Kazmierczak retired in 1994 and died in June 2001.
In 2020, Monsignor Kazmierczak 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.