Fr. John Joseph McCarthy – Archdiocese of Baltimore

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

Fr. John Joseph McCarthy

Archdiocese of Baltimore/Jesuit Order

Fr. John Joseph McCarthy Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1952

Died: 1997


Assignment History:

  • 1946-1949 Loyola High School, Baltimore, MD
  • 1951-1952 Weston College, Weston, MA
  • 1953-1956 Boston College, Newton, MA
  • 1957-1997 Jesuit Community at Fordham University, Bronx, NY


Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Fr. John J. McCarthy:

Fr. John J. McCarthy was one of the priests identified by the Maryland Attorney General as having been accused of sexually abusing minors and having resided in or been assigned in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.


According to the Jesuit Order’s list of Jesuits with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Fr. McCarthy was accused in 2005 of sexually abusing minors in the 1970’s. Fr. McCarthy was again accused in 2018 of sexually abusing minors in the 1970’s.


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


According to the Jesuit Order, Fr. McCarthy died in 1997.

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