St. Bonaventure University: Buffalo Diocese Should Not Have Identified Deceased Friar

By Tom Dinki
Olean Times Herald
November 15, 2018

The Rev. Maurice Scheier is seen in an Olean Times Herald photo from approximately 1987. St. Bonaventure University officials said Thursday that Scheier, who died in 1991, did not meet the criteria of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo’s naming of credibly accused priests.

St. Bonaventure University says that the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo should not have publicly named a deceased university friar as being credibly accused of child sexual abuse given diocesan criteria for identifying accused priests.

The Rev. Maurice Scheier, who worked at St. Bonaventure for nearly 60 years prior to his death in 1991, was among the 36 additional priests that the Buffalo Diocese announced last week had substantiated claims of child sex abuse made against them.








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