Fr. Edward Heilman – Archdiocese of Baltimore

by | Jul 13, 2023 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Fr. Edward Heilman

Archdiocese of Baltimore

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Ordained: 1980

Died: 1988

Assignment History:

  • 1963-1973: Shrine of the Little Flower Parish (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1979-1981: Church of St. Mark (Fallston, MD)
  • 1981-1983: St. Isaac Jogues (Baltimore, MD)
  • 1983-1987: St. Mark’s Parish (Catonsville, MD)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Edward Heilman:

Fr. Edward Heilman was a Catholic priest and worked in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. In 2022, Fr. Heilman was listed on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minors list. In April 2023, Maryland’s Attorney General released a report alleging 156 Catholic clergy members sexually abused at least 600 children over six decades. The report lists the names of the abusers, including Father Edward Heilman.

According to the Attorney General’s report, in 2014, a man reported to the Archdiocese that he had been sexually abused by Fr. Edward Heilman during the 1970s multiple times at the Shrine of the Little Flower Parish in Baltimore, Maryland. Although not ordained yet, Heilman was active as a catechist and a member of the liturgy committee from 1963 until 1973. Heilman lived in the rectory in that parish while he was a deacon. The victim was a student at the school and served as an altar boy at the church from ages 8 to 13.

In 2022, another victim reported having been abused by Fr. Heilman. The first incident was in 1978-1979 at St. Mary’s Seminary when the boy was 13 or 14. The victim was at the seminary with Heilman and Fr. Mardaga, another credibly accused priest. When Mardaga left the room, Heilman attacked the victim and fondled him. The victim struggled, and flowerpots were broken. The second incident occurred when Heilman was assigned to St. Mark’s. Again, the victim was under the age of 18 when abused. This time Mardaga joined Heilman, and together they attacked the victim, pulled his pants down, and orally raped him. The victim reported that Heilman and Mardaga thought the sexual abuse was funny.

Fr. Heilman died in 1988.

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