Fr. Henry Krawczyk – Diocese of Pittsburgh

| Dec 19, 2018 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Henry Krawczyk

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Ordained: 1978

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1978-1983: St. Mary (McKeesport, PA)
  • 1983-1988: Our Lady of Joy (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1988-1992: St. Therese (Munhall, PA)
  • 1992-1994: St. Maximillian (Homestead, PA)
  • 1994-2003: St. Maximillian (Homestead, PA)
  • 2003-Present: Administrative Leave

Summary of Allegations Against Father Henry Krawczyk:

Father Henry Krawczyk was ordained a priest in 1978, who served in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. According to media reports, Diocesan records show three complaints against Father Krawczyk in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1986, Krawczyk admitted to giving alcohol to minors after being accused of sexually harassing a group of minors in addition to giving them alcohol and marijuana. A 1988 complaint was also about giving alcohol to minors. In 1992, Father Henry Krawczyk supposedly drank alcohol together with an underage boy.

At a cookout in 2003, Krawczyk gave alcohol to several underage football players for the University of Pittsburgh. One of the intoxicated minors died after falling from the rood of St. Anne, leading Father Krawczyk to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in 2005.

In 2006, two brothers contacted the Diocese of Pittsburgh concerning Father Henry Krawczyk. They reported that their brother had frequently smoked marijuana and drank alcohol with Father Krawczyk and that in one instance, he woke up to find Krawczyk giving him oral sex. Their brother had killed himself earlier in 2006.

Krawczyk was named publicly as accused in a priest profile in the 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. He is believed to be residing in the Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, area.

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