Fr. Bernard M. Mach

Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Died: 02/17/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Accused of fondling a 12-year-old boy in Fall 1991. In 1/93 parents met with Mach and in 3/93 with chancellor. Civil suit filed 1993 when diocese failed to pay for counseling. Placed on leave 12/93. Also accused, along with Fr. John Aurelio, of abuse of three others. Civil suit settled confidentially in 1998. Lived in FL without privileges. Died 2/17/04. Included on 3/20/18 diocesan list. Named in 4/30/19 suit. A suit 8/19 claims abuse of a 7-year-old at St. Gerard’s in 1974. By 8/21 there were 21 lawsuits filed under the NY Child Victims Act with accusations against Mach.


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