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Bishop Michael Fisher Accepts Recommendation of Independent Review Board Regarding Two Priests

Bishop Michael W. Fisher has received recommendations from the Independent Review Board regarding allegations of abuse against two priests.

The bishop’s determination, following the investigation and report of the review board, is that allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been substantiated against Rev. Daniel Palys and Rev. Msgr.
Ronald Sciera.

Both priests are retired. Father Palys has not been in ministry since 2018 as result of a previous allegation of abuse that had been substantiated. Monsignor Sciera was previously placed on administrative leave in September of 2021.

Fr. Palys will continue to be on the list of Priests with Substantiated Claims of Abuse and Msgr. Sciera is now added to that list on the diocesan website.