Father Joseph Vogel
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned As Follows:
- St. Mary’s (Strykersville, NY)
- Annunciation Church (Elma, NY)
- Queen of Heaven Parish (West Seneca, NY)
- Army Chaplain
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Joseph Vogel:
Father Joseph Vogel was ordained to the priesthood in 1933. He served in multiple parishes throughout his career. According to media reports, in 2018, a woman alleged that when she was just 12-years-old in 1970, he sexually abused her in the rectory of Queen of Heaven in West Seneca. After the incident, she said that she told a nun, who was the principal of the school at the time. Her parents also claimed that they had spoken to the assistant pastor about the abuse as well. The victim said that nothing was done by either person in the church.
Father Vogel died in January of 1988, and was not included on the Diocese of Buffalo’s updated list on March 20th, 2018. The only included deceased clergy on the list were those who are the subject of more than one accusation.
The accuser was offered a small settlement through its compensation program.
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.