Br. Ralph A. Mravintz

Order: SM
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

Professed vows as a Marianist brother in 1944. Worked in OH, NY, FL, TN and PA. Teacher at Pittsburgh’s North Catholic High School. Accused of molesting a male student, age 15, 10/84-2/85. Mravintz would hug, say “I love you” to and fondle the boy, who had sought help with studies. Mravintz faced charges of indecent assault and corrupting a minor, but was not removed from his classroom. He pled no contest to disorderly conduct because boy did not want to testify. Diocese denied responsibility because Mravintz was a member of a religious order. Died in 5/06. In 5/14, the Archdiocese denied any knowledge of the 1985 charges until notified by an alumnus in response to a request for complaints regarding Br. Hartman, another abusive priest. The Marianists’ U.S. Provincial apologized in writing the Diocese and students. On Order’s list of accused 6/24/20.

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