Catholic Priest

Mark A. Honart

Diocese: Diocese of Scranton

From Report I of the 40th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

On February 2, 2011, the Diocese of Scranton was notified by the Diocese of Kansas City that there was an allegation that Father Mark A. Honart had sexually abused a young boy in 1985-1986 when he was in the fourth grade at Holy Cross. The Diocese of Scranton withdrew Honart’s faculties and notified local law enforcement.  Arrangements were made to relay the incident to law enforcement in Kansas City.  In 2015, the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph reached a settlement with the victim in the civil lawsuit.

On February 3, 2011, Honart was assigned to a leave of absence for health reasons.

Additional information regarding the widespread sexual abuse of children within the Catholic Dioceses of Pennsylvania and the systemic cover up by senior church officials is compiled in the Pennsylvania Diocese Victim’s Report published by the Pennsylvania Attorney General following a two-year grand jury investigation.  A complete copy of the Report is available on the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s website.