Fr. M. Francis McGrath

Ordained: 1978
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Attended seminary in Baltimore MD 1972-74 and again 1976-77. Ordained in 1978 for the Diocese of Trenton NJ. In 1995 a man told the Baltimore archdiocese McGrath sexually abused him as a minor in the 1970s, while McGrath was in seminary. Baltimore informed Trenton; McGrath acknowledged he sexual abused “three or four victims” during his time in Trenton. His status from then was “leave of absence” until 2002, when another person alleged abuse in the 1970s. On Trenton diocese’s list 2/13/19. Removed from ministry. Per news in 6/20, McGrath was named in two lawsuits, one alleging abuse in 1983 of a boy, age 17, at St. Anthony’s in Hamilton NJ, the other claiming abuse of a boy, age 11, in 1978. A 7/29/20 suit alleged abuse in the early 1980s of a Red Bank Catholic High student.

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