Msgr. Joseph Schieder – Diocese of Buffalo

| Nov 7, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Msgr. Joseph Schieder

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1935

Retired: 1984

Died: 1996

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1937:              Sacred Heart Church (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1938-1941:    Holy Cross (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1942-1943:    Northland Avenue (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1944:              Immaculate Conception Church (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1945-1946:    St. Mary’s Infant Asylum and Maternity Hospital (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1947-1948:    Mt. St. Mary (Kenmore, NY)
  • 1949-1950:    National Youth Director (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1951-1961:    NCWC (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1962-1963:    Mary Mount College (Arlington, VA)
  • 1964-1976:    St. Andrew (Kenmore, NY)
  • 1978:             Diocesan Consulter and Procurator of Diocesan Properties at the                                    Chancery (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1983:            Special Assignment

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Msgr. Joseph Schieder:

Msgr. Joseph Schieder was ordained to the priesthood in 1935. He served in multiple parishes throughout his career and was a personal adviser on youth to Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. According to media reports, in late 2009, he was named in a civil lawsuit filed in Florida. The case was later dismissed and he was transferred to the Diocese of Buffalo. Monsignor Schieder died in 1996.

In March 2018, the Diocese of Buffalo included Msgr. Schieder on its updated list of priests who have been accused of child sexual abuse. The list did not contain any specifics regarding the gender or number of victims. Msgr. Schieder’s previous assignments and where the abuse allegedly occurred were also not disclosed. It is believed he had at least five alleged victims.

In August 2019, Msgr. Schieder was named in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victim Act alleging that he sexually abused a boy at St. Andrew’s in Tonawanda from 1968 through 1970.

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.