Fr. John Sardina – Diocese of Buffalo

| Nov 7, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father John Sardina

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1960

Suspended: 2018

Assigned as Follows:

  • St. Jude Missionary Apostolate Parish (Sardinia, NY)
  • Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (Buffalo, NY)
  • Our Lady of Pompeii Church (Lancaster, NY)
  • Holy Cross Church (Buffalo, NY)
  • Coronation Church (Buffalo, NY)
  • St. Anthony Church (Fredonia, NY)
  • Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home (Clarence, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Sardina:

According to media reports, in late September 2018, another retired priest was suspended from the ministry in the Diocese of Buffalo due to sexual abuse allegations. The Diocese announced that Father John Sardina, 86, was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. His alleged accuser claimed she was only 12-years-old when the abuse occurred in the late 1960’s.

Although he denied the claims against him, Father Sardina did admit to being sent to counseling during his priesthood due to “consensual” sex he had with women. According to media reports, he returned to active ministry in March 2019, after the Diocesan Review Board deemed the allegation unsubstantiated. Father Sardina currently lives in a residence for retired priests in Depew.

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.

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