Fr. Ronald Mardaga

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Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Faculties removed in 6/1986 after admitting to sexually abusing a boy, age 13 or 14, around 1975-1976. Mardaga was a seminary student at the time and working at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Baltimore City. The abuse went on for two years and included rape and other forms of violence. Archdiocese and State’s Attorney’s Office agreed to no prosecution if Mardaga underwent a psychological evaluation and any recommended treatment. Sent to three different institutions over several years for evaluation; refused inpatient treatment. The Archdiocese tried to get Mardaga to comply so that his faculties could be restored. Instead, he requested laicization in 1990, which was granted in 1992. His name appeared on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s 9/2002 list of priests credibly accused of abuse. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.

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