Vatican Accepts Ruling on Maine Priest Found Guilty of Abusing Children

The Exception
May 12, 2009

The Vatican has accepted the ruling of a tribunal which had found Frederick A. Carrigan, a former Catholic Priest in Maine, guilty of abusing a minor.

Carrigan once worked at parishes at St. Mary, Bath (1961); St. Joseph, Gardiner (1969); St. Mary, Bangor (1972); St. Thomas, Dover-Foxcroft (1975); St. Peter, East Millinocket (1975); St. Matthew/St. Gabriel, Hampden (1981). He is now living out of state, "assigned to a life of prayer and penance," according to the Portland Diocese.

Carrigan first lost his position as a regular minister in 1989 due to inappropriate behavior with an adult. In 1991, he was accused of abusing a minor in an incident dating back to 1972. His "limited ministry" ended in 2002.


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