Accountability News Releases

Statement of the Archdiocese of Baltimore that it will not oppose the public release of the Attorney General’s report

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is committed to transparency.  We believe that transparency is necessary to rebuild the trust that has been damaged by evil acts of abuse committed by representatives of the Church and by historic failures of Church leadership to respond adequately to those acts.
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Mensaje del Arzobispo Lori sobre la moción para publicar el Informe del Fiscal General

Al leer la moción de hoy, sentimos una renovada vergüenza, un profundo remordimiento y una sincera simpatía, muy especialmente hacia aquellos que sufrieron por las acciones de los representantes de la misma Iglesia a quienes se confió su bienestar espiritual y físico.
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Message from Archbishop Lori on motion to release Attorney General Report

Archbishop William E. Lori has made the following statement on a motion to release the Maryland Attorney General's report on the archdiocese’s handling of child sexual abuse allegations dating back to the 1940s.
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Statement on accusations against Michael Kuhn

Aug. 25, 2022 Baltimore, MD – In 2018, an individual accused Michael Kuhn of child sexual abuse in Virginia during the 1970s.  Kuhn was ordained by the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1997 and was a member of the Virginia-based Youth Apostles Institute. .  In 2018, when the accusation was made, Kuhn was publicly suspended...
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Statement on Father Martin Demek

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has determined that Father Demek remains suitable for ministry and the Archdiocese’s Office of Child and Youth Protection has recommended that, in light of the investigation, Father Demek be returned to active ministry.
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Catholic priest in Baltimore removed from ministry pending investigation

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is investigating an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor involving Reverend Samuel Lupico. Father Lupico is retired but had been assisting at St. Mary of the Assumption in Govans (Baltimore) and St. Pius X (Rodgers Forge).
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Archdiocesan statement on guilty plea of Fernando Cristancho

The Archdiocese of Baltimore admires the courage and strength of the survivor in this case and all survivors who come forward in order to help ensure perpetrators are held responsible for committing their unthinkable crimes.
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Former O’Dwyer Employee Criminally Charged

Michael Bonczewski, former employee of the Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House located in Sparks, MD, was criminally charged for child sexual abuse and child pornography solicitation on August 3, 2021 in Carroll County.
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Statement from the The Archdiocese of Baltimore after consultation with the Marianist Province of the United States

The Archdiocese of Baltimore announced today that a lawsuit was filed last month in New York state court alleging that Brother Thomas Trager, S.M. had engaged in sexual abuse of a minor in about 2009 in New York.
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Romuald Meogrossi, OFM Conv. Removido del Ministerio por Investigación Pendiente

La Arquidiócesis de Baltimore ha recibido una denuncia de conducta sexual inapropiada con un menor contra el Padre Romuald Meogrossi, OFM Conv. La acusación se reportó de inmediato a las fuerzas del orden.
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Catholic Priest in Baltimore Removed from Ministry Pending Investigation

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is investigating of an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor involving Fr. Martin H. Demek, pastor of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Baltimore.  
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