Fr. Raymond A. Donohue – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Raymond A. Donohue

Diocese of Buffalo

Raymond A. Donohue Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1985

Retired: 2004

Assignment History:

  • 1985: St. Joseph’s Parish (Fredonia, NY)
  • 1985-1990: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Lakeview, NY)
  • 1990-1993: St. Peter and Paul (Jamestown, NY)
  • 1993-1995: SUNY Fredonia (Fredonia, NY)
  • 1995-2004: St. Mary’s (Mayville, NY) and St. Isaac Jogues (Sherman, NY)
  • Post Retirement: Holy Trinity Catholic Church (Dunkirk, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Father Raymond A. Donohue:

Father Raymond A. Donohue worked at various parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo before retiring in 2004. In September 2021, Fr. Donohue was suspended from performing priestly ministry or presenting himself publicly as a priest after a claim against him surfaced in confidential documents filed in bankruptcy court under the NY Child Victims Act in 2020. Donohue was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old altar boy in 1987 while assigned to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lakeview, NY.

In July 2022, the Diocese of Buffalo restored Fr. Donohue’s priestly faculties. According to media reports, the review board for the diocese found that the claims were not substantiated as the alleged victim declined to cooperate with the investigation. Donohue denied all allegations.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.   

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your legal options today.