Fr. Ronald Mierzwa
Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY
Suspended in 9/18 after an unspecified complaint of abuse. Pastor of Holy Name of Mary in Ellicottville since 1994. Was “unnamed priest” reported by news outlet 9/12/18 who was accused by a woman in 2002 of “making her sons parade around in their underwear.” The Diocesan Review Board determined that the claims were substantiated in 3/19. Case to be reviewed by the Vatican. Removed from diocesan payroll 5/1/20 as part of bankruptcy agreement. Name added to diocese’s list of credibly accused.
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