Fr. Paul R. Schnacky – Diocese of Rochester

Father Paul R. Schnacky
Diocese of Rochester

Fr Paul Schnacky Horowitz Law
Ordained: 1953
Retired: 2005
Leave without privileges: 2010

Assigned as follows:

  • 1954-1958: St. Michael Church; Rochester, NY
  • 1959: Holy Family Church; Auburn, NY
  • 1961-1964: Sts. Peter and Paul; Rochester, NY
  • 1965: St. Salome; Irondequoit, NY
  • 1966-1975: Most Holy Redeemer; Rochester, NY
  • 1976: St. Patrick Church; Cato, NY
  • 1977-1979: St. Philip Neri; Rochester, NY
  • 1980-1998: St. Joseph Church; Wayland, NY
  • 2000-2004: St. Ann; Hornell, NY
  • 2005-2010: In Residence at Our Lady of the Valley; Hornell, NY

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Paul R. Schnacky:

In 2010, Father Paul R. Schnacky was placed on leave without privileges after allegations of improper contact with minors in the 1970s. He was serving at St. Philip Neri in Rochester, New York at the time of his removal.

The Diocese of Rochester review board said an investigation of the allegation confirmed the complaint. Schnacky retired in 2005 but was still in residence at Our Lady of the Valley. After he was placed on leave, he was no longer allowed to exercise public ministry.

Schnacky still lives in the Rochester area and is awaiting the results of canonical proceedings.

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