Fr. Thomas A. Whelan

Ordained: 1941
Status: Accused

Died: 04/21/1987
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s report. Report to the Archdiocese in 2002 that Whelan sexually abused a girl, age 6, in the 1950s. The abuse allegedly occurred during a gathering at the girl’s home, whereby he tickled her stomach, then reached into her underwear and tickled her there. Whelan was a known alcoholic for which he was sent to treatment a number of times. In 1973 he was driving drunk, resulting in the death of an 82-year-old woman. He died in 1987.

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