Msgr. Peter Popadick – Diocese of Buffalo

| Jul 1, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Monsignor Peter Popadick

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1970

Assignment History:

  • 1970-1995:     Bishop Fallon High School (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1997-2020:     St. Aloysius Gonzaga (Cheektowaga, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Peter Popadick:

According to media reports, in August 2019, Monsignor Peter Popadick was accused in a lawsuit filed under the Child Victims Act of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy while he was working at Bishop Fallon High School in the 1970s. The survivor, now in his 60’s, reported in 2019 that Monsignor Popadick performed “unpermitted, forcible, and harmful sexual contact” with him in the gym showers after tennis practice when he was a student at the school in 1973 and 1974. Monsignor Popadick eventually served as a top assistant to former Bishop Edward Head.

When the reports surfaced, he was put on administrative leave. In January 2020, he returned to ministry as pastor of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church in Cheektowaga,

The Diocese of Buffalo investigated the claim through its Independent Review Board. It could not substantiate the allegations against Monsignor Popadick because the accuser would not cooperate with the investigation. However, he is still moving forward with the lawsuit.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo in New York.  The Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection in February 2020.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss a potential lawsuit and your other options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the Buffalo Diocese.

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