Fr. Francis Hogan – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Francis Hogan

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1946

Died: 2010

Assigned as follows:

  • 1947                Immaculate Conception (Cassadaga, NY) 
  • 1948-1949      St. John’s (Jamestown, NY)
  • 1950                Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1951-1954      Immaculate Conception (Wellsville, NY)
  • 1955-1956      Saints Peter and Paul (Hamburg, NY)
  • 1957-1963      Blessed Trinity (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1964-1965      St. Ambrose (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1966-1970      St. Mary (Little Valley, NY)
  • 1971-1981      St. Patrick (Salamanca, NY)
  • 1982                Absent on leave
  • 1983-1984      Sick leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Francis Hogan:

According to media reports, in March 2018, Father Francis Hogan’s name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s list of priests who “were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.” No information regarding the allegations was disclosed, however, the list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. Father Hogan retired in 1985 and died in 2010.

In August 2019, he was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act, of molesting a child from 1948 to 1949 at St. John’s Church in Jamestown. The victim, was an altar boy, about 9 to 10 years old at the time.

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