Fr. Paul M. Nogaro

Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Buffalo NY

Pastor of St. Stephen’s on Grand Island when accused by a man in his early 60s in a lawsuit 8/19 of raping and molesting him at age 11. Nogaro denied the allegations. Suspended. Retired. The man also accused Revs. Frank Tuchols, Peter Popadick and a “Fr. Mike,” as well as two teachers at St. Mary of Sorrows church and school. He said the abuse occurred at St. Mary’s and at Bishop Fallon High School. The accuser reportedly would not cooperate in the investigation; the Review Board deemed the allegations against Nogaro and Popadick unsubstantiated. Nogaro returned to ministry 1/17/20. On 1/23/20 a second lawsuit was filed, claiming Nogaro abused a boy, ages 10-12 in the 1990s. Again, the Diocesan Review Board found that it could not substantiate the allegations, and the diocese announced in 8/21 that Nogaro would be allowed to resume  ministry.

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