Fr. Edward J. Walker – Diocese of Buffalo

| Nov 5, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Edward Walker

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1936

Retired: 1982

Died: 2002

Assigned As Follows:

  • 1937-1939:    Annunciation Church (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1940:             Immaculate Conception (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1941-1942:   St. Nicholas (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1943-1953:   St. Mark (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1954-1965:   St. Joseph (Fredonia, NY)
  • 1966-1981:   Holy Name of Jesus (Buffalo, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Edward Walker:

Father Edward Walker was ordained to the priesthood in 1936. According to media reports, in March 2018, he was named on the Diocese of Buffalo‘s list of priests who were removed from ministry, or who were retired or left the ministry amidst allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. The list only included living priests with one accusation, or deceased priests with more than one substantial claim against them. He died in 2002.

In August 2019, Father Walker was named in a lawsuit filed under the New York Child Victims Act, alleging that he had repeatedly sexually abused a boy for a decade, beginning when the boy was 12-years-old in 1953. The exact location of the abuse is unknown, but Father Walker was assigned to St. Joseph’s Church in Fredonia at the time.

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.

Contact us at 888-283-9922 or [email protected] to discuss your legal options today.