Fr. Benedict Mawn – Archdiocese of Baltimore

by | Aug 15, 2023 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Fr. Benedict Mawn

Archdiocese of Baltimore/Passionists

Fr. Benedict Mawn Horowitz Law


Ordained: 1945

Died: 1998


Assignment History:

  • 1955-1957      Joseph’s Monastery Parish, Baltimore, MD
  • 1960-1962      Joseph’s Monastery Parish, Baltimore, MD
  • 1962-1963      Gabriel Monastery, Brighton, MA
  • 1963-1968      Our Mother of Sorrows Monastery, West Springfield, MA
  • 1968-1969      Passionist Fathers, Worcester, MA
  • 1969-1978      Gabriel Monastery, Brighton, MA
  • 1978-1979      Catherine of Siena, Norwood, MA
  • 1979-1984      Mary, Winchester, MA
  • 1984-1989      Louis de France, Lowell, MA
  • 1989-1999      Mark, Londonderry, NH


Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Fr. Benedict Mawn:

Fr. Benedict Mawn was one of the 156 priests identified by the Maryland Attorney General as having been accused of sexually abusing minors during their tenure with the Archdiocese of Baltimore.


According to the Attorney General’s report, a victim reported in 2002 that they had been sexually abused by Fr. Mawn in the late 1940s or early 1950s, when the victim was approximately 10 to 14 years old.


According to the report, Fr. Mawn was accused in a civil suit alleging sexual abuse of a minor in Brighton, MA. The suit was brought forward in 2005, alleging that Fr. Mawn had sexually abused the victim in 1976.

Fr. Mawn’s name appears on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s list of priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.

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