Michael J. Harrington: Substantiated Allegations of Abuse of a Minor

Michael J. Harrington



  • 1942: Ordained
  • 1943: Serving in other dioceses – St. Augustine; The Assumption, South Jacksonville, FL (assistant pastor)
  • 1944-1949: Our Lady of the Rosary, Niagara Falls, NY (1944-1948: Assistant Pastor; 1949: Administrator)
  • 1950: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, Buffalo, NY
  • 1951: Our Lady of the Perpetual Help, Buffalo, NY (in residence)
  • 1952-1954: St. Francis Xavier’s, Buffalo, NY (in residence)
  • 1955-1959: St. Thomas Aquinas, Buffalo, NY (in residence)
  • 1960: St. Margaret, Buffalo, NY (in residence)
  • 1961-1988: Immaculate Conception, Buffalo, NY (1986-1988: Pastor Emeritus)
  • 1989: Retired (St. Elizabeth Home, 5539 Broadway, Lancaster, NY 14086)
  • 1989: Died
  • Notes: On March 20, 2018, the Diocese of Buffalo included Fr. Michael J. Harrington on its list of priests who have been accused of child sexual abuse. The diocese did not disclose any information regarding the allegations or Fr. Harrington’s prior assignments. According to the diocese, Fr. Harrington died in 1989.