Fr. J. Peter Conroy

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Named publicly as accused by the Buffalo diocese on its list updated 11/5/18. Named as accused by Jesuits 1/15/19. Taught at Canisius High School 1965-68 and Canisius College 1981 for three years and again 1994-2002. Was at a retreat house in Syracuse 1985-1994. Removed 2002 after allegations to diocese of abuse of two girls, who were relatives,1972-75, while he was assigned to Fordham University. Reportedly also accused by a young woman who “encountered” him on a college campus. He acknowledged the abuse. Living at a retreat center since 2002 as of 1/19. Lawsuit filed in 2/19 by the two relatives Conroy admitted abusing. Sued also in 7/20.


Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.