Father David Wisniewski
Diocese of Ogdensburg
Assigned as Follows:
- Sacred Heart Church (Massena, NY)
- St. Peter’s Church (Lowville, NY)
- St. Thomas Church (Greig, NY)
- Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (Redford, NY)
- St. Bernard Church (Lyon Mountain, NY)
- St. Mary’s Church (Glenfield, NY)
- St. Hedwig’s Church (Houseville, NY)
- Notre Dame Church (Malone, NY)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father David Wisniewski:
Father David Wisniewski was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Ogdensburg in 1981. He served in multiple parishes throughout his career. According to media reports, in July 2002, Father Wisniewski and three other priests were removed from their assignments as a result of a zero tolerance policy from Dallas Bishops’ conference. He was working as an associate pastor for about two years at Notre Dame Church in Malone at the time.
The Diocese of Ogdensburg released a statement saying that all four priests had substantiated sexual abuse allegations against them. Furthermore, all four of the priests had also been through some form of therapy in the past for their “problems.” No other information has been released about the number of alleged victims or the time-frame of the alleged abuse.
In November 2018, Father Wisniewski’s name was included on the updated list of credibly accused priests by the Diocese of Ogdensburg.
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