Msgr. William Stanton
Diocese of Buffalo
Assigned As Follows:
- Blessed Trinity Church
- St. Joseph’s Cathedral
- Our Lady of the Rosary (Niagara Falls, NY)
- Bishop Turner High School (Buffalo, NY)
- St. Ambrose Catholic Church (South Buffalo, NY)
- St. Bridget’s Church (Newfane, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Msgr. William Stanton:
Msgr. William Stanton was ordained to the priesthood in 1949. He spent more than two decades as pastor of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in South Buffalo. According to media reports, in November 2018, the Diocese of Buffalo released an updated list of accused priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor. One name that was added was Msgr. William Stanton. Priests who received a single allegations after their death were not included, and the only information provided was the year of death.
Msgr. Stanton died in 2004.
In August 2019, he was named in a lawsuit filed under the Child Victims Act in New York. Twenty-three plaintiffs joined together in a lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse in Catholic churches and schools, and asserting that the Buffalo Diocese was aware and hiding assets.
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.