Fr. Frederick Carrigan – Diocese of Portland

| Sep 9, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Frederick Carrigan

Diocese of Portland


Ordained: 1961

Removed: 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 Sexual 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.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Portland in Maine. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Maine, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Portland now have legal options, but filing deadlines may apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Maine and nationwide. We can help.

Contact us at 888-283-9922 or [email protected] to discuss your options today.