Fr. George Kurutz – Diocese of Pittsburgh

Father George Kurutz

Diocese of Pittsburgh

George Kurutz Diocese of Pittsburgh Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1944

Death: 1977

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1944: St. Stephen (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1944-1952: St. Joseph, West Aliquippa/St. Catherine Parish (Wireton, PA)
  • 1952-1955: St. George (South Side, PA)
  • 1955: Holy Trinity (McKeesport, PA)
  • 1955-1960: Immaculate Conception (Washington, PA)
  • 1960-1961: Our Lady of Consolation, Nemacolin/St. Mary Parish, Crucible/Sacred Heart (Rices Landing, PA)
  • 1961-1965: St Lawrence O’Toole (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1965-1967: St. Michael (New Castle PA)
  • 1967-1976: St. Helen (East Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1976: Resigned

Summary of Allegations Against Father George Kurutz:  

Father George Kurutz was ordained a priest in 1944, who served in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. According to media reports, in 1996, a 47-year-old woman alleged in a letter, that the priest sexually abused her and her sister in the late 50s and early 60s when they were minors. He reportedly laid next to the victim and groped under her clothing. She added that her sister told her she had seen their mother having sex with Father Kurutz. 

Kurutz resigned from ministry in 1976 and died in 1977.

He was first named publicly as accused in a priest profile in the 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report.

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