Father Frederick Carrigan
Diocese of Portland
Removed from ministry: 2002
Assigned as follows:
- St. Mary (Bath, ME)
- St. Joseph (Gardiner, ME)
- St. Mary (Bangor, ME)
- St. Thomas (Dover-Foxcroft, ME)
- St. Peter (East Millinocket, ME)
- St. Matthew (Hampden, ME)
- St. Gabriel (Winterport, ME)
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Fr. Frederick Carrigan:
Fr. Frederick Carrigan was ordained a priest in 1961, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Portland. According to media reports, his ministry was limited, and he was sent for treatment in 1989 for inappropriate contact with an adult. Additionally, an allegation of child sexual abuse in 1972 against Fr. Carrigan was received in 1991. The priest was removed from all ministry in 2002, and he was listed as retired in a 2003 diocesan directory.
In 2009, a church tribunal found Carrigan guilty of abusing a minor. The Vatican assigned Carrigan to a life of prayer and penance, which means he can’t minister, present himself as a priest or wear clerical clothes. His current whereabouts of are unknown.
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