The priest who is the subject of the statement, Father Michael Kolodziej, OFM Conv., was a priest of the Diocese of Buffalo from his ordination in 1970 until 1974, and was stationed here by the Franciscan Order from 1979 until 1988.
The Diocese of Buffalo
is committed to protecting children and helping to heal victims of abuse.
Anyone who has any knowledge of child sexual abuse is urged to come forward, and to report it immediately to the police.
If clergy or other Church personnel are suspected of committing the abuse, please also call this confidential hotline: 716-895-3010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Archdiocese of Baltimore
, the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, and Archbishop Curley High School
have received an allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor by Fr. Michael Kolodziej
(kuh-low-jay), OFM Conv.
is a member and former Minister Provincial of the Order, which has staffed Archbishop Curley High School
since its founding.
Father Kolodziej, age 69, was a teacher at Archbishop Curley High School from 1975-79.
A former student from this time period has alleged that he
was abused on several occasions while Fr. Kolodziej
Archbishop Curley High School
reported the allegation immediately to authorities, and the police were promptly informed; the School, the Order, and the Archdiocese, which owns Archbishop Curley High School
, are cooperating fully with authorities.
The Order has suspended Fr. Kolodziej
from all public ministry and the Archbishop
has withdrawn Fr. Kolodziej's
faculties to function as a priest in the Archdiocese of Baltimore