Bishop Edward M. Grosz

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

In 7/21 the diocese announced that it had been notified of a claim filed under the NY Child Victims Act that Grosz sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy 1990. The abuse allegedly occurred at a reception following a confirmation service at St. Brigid in Bergen. The plaintiff also accused Rev. Richard Keppeler, and said he was planning to disclose his abuse by Keppeler to Grosz, until he heard Grosz comment to Keppeler as he (the boy) approached the altar about his (the boy’s) good looks. Grosz was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the diocese in 1989 and retired in 2020. He denied the allegations. He took leave from active ministry pending an investigation.

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