Fr. John Mountain – Archdiocese of Baltimore

by | Aug 8, 2023 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Fr. John Mountain

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Fr. John Mountain Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1928

Retired: 1968

Died: 1979

Assignment History:

  • 1928-1929 Thomas, Washington, D.C.
  • 1929-1931 Assistant Pastor, Shrine of the Little Flower, Baltimore, MD
  • 1931-1941 Assistant Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Cumberland, MD
  • 1941-1943 Assistant Pastor, St. Jerome’s, Baltimore, MD
  • 1943-1945 Assistant Pastor, Holy Comforter Church, Washington, D.C.
  • 1945-1951 Pastor, St. Lawrence, Jessup, MD
  • 1951-1958 Peter’s, Libertytown, MD
  • 1958-1968 Pastor, St. Jerome’s, Baltimore, MD


Summary of Abuse Allegations against Fr. John Mountain:

Fr. John Mountain 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 man reported in 1995 having been sexually abused by Fr. Mountain on multiple occasions between 1941 and 1943, beginning when the victim was 11 years old. Fr. Mountain sexually abused the victim again on multiple occasions between 1945 and 1949, when the victim was between 15 and 17 years old. The first occasions of sexual abuse occurred in the rectory at St. Jerome’s Church in Baltimore, and the later occasions occurred in the rectory at St. Lawrence Church in Jessup.

Fr. Mountain’s name does not appear on the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s list of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.

According to the Attorney General’s report, Fr. Mountain died in 1979.

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