Fr. Michael Kolodziej

Order: OFM Conv
Ordained: 1970
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Ordained for the Buffalo diocese before joining Order in 1978. Former Minister Provincial of the Order. Worked in MD, NY, MA and GA as teacher, including in Springfield MA diocese. Principal of Cardinal O’Hara High in Buffalo diocese 1982-88, and assistant principal at St. Francis High 1979-82. In 11/13 a former student of Archbishop Curley High in Baltimore alleged that Kolodziej abused him on several occasions 1975-79 while “wrestling.” Suspended by order from public ministry; archdiocese removed his faculties. Police were investigating. On Atlanta archdiocese’s list 11/6/18. On Buffalo diocese’s list updated 11/5/18. On Baltimore’s list 9/5/19. Accused in two lawsuits filed in 2019 under the NY Child Victims Act of molesting boys at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Tonawanda NY, both in 1982-83.  Kolidziej was the school’s principal and a teacher.


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