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New Orleans releases list of clergy accused of sex abuse; Two with ties to Acadiana

Posted: 2:06 PM, Nov 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-02 15:04:57-04

Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Friday released the names of clergy who were removed from ministry after facing accusations that they sexually abused minors. In a letter he published on their site, he says he received calls to publish the names, as well as calls not to.

He says “I believe it is the right thing to do in order to foster the healing of victims, in a spirit of transparency, and in the pursuit of justice.”

Officials say the more recent cases were and continue to be presented to the Archdiocesan Review Board, an independent board made up of lay experts, who review the cases and make recommendations. They say a team of more than ten women and men that included staff and outside legal professionals reviewed the files of 2,432 priests who have served in the Archdiocese of New Orleans since 1950.  For priests with accusations received after their death, additional people reviewed the file to ensure accuracy to the extent that is possible after death.  Of the 2,432 priests who have served in the Archdiocese of New Orleans since 1950, the review identified 57 who are included in this report.  This entire list has been given to the Orleans Parish District Attorney and will be made available to any other District Attorney.

Aymond says since the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was established in 2002, the number of cases has been reduced significantly.  Most of the accusations are from incidents that occurred decades ago.  They also encourage anyone who wants to raise a question about someone not on the list, they can call the Victims Assistance Coordinator: Br. Stephan Synan, F.M.S. at (504) 522-5019.
The list is as follows:

The names of Archdiocese of New Orleans clergy who are alive and have been accused of sexually abusing a minor which led to their removal from ministry.

GEORGE BRIGNAC (DEACON)
Date of Birth: 1935
Ordination: 1976
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1970s; early 1980s
Allegation Received: 1977
Removed from Ministry: 1988
Pastoral Assignments
Cabrini High School, New Orleans
Our Lady of the Rosary, New Orleans
St. Frances Cabrini School, New Orleans
St. Louise de Marillac School, Arabi
St. Matthew the Apostle School, River Ridge

MICHAEL FARINO
Date of Birth: 1942
Ordination: 1969
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1970s and 1980s
Allegation Received: 1990
Removed from Ministry: 1990
Pastoral Assignments
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Chalmette
St. Benilde, Metairie
St. Maurice, New Orleans

THOMAS GASPARD GLASGOW
Date of Birth: 1938
Ordination: 1969
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1970s
Allegation Received: 2007
Removed from Ministry: 2008
Pastoral Assignments
Mater Dolorosa, New Orleans
St. Brigid, New Orleans
St. Gabriel, New Orleans
St. James Major, New Orleans
St. John the Baptist, Edgard
St. Philip the Apostle, New Orleans
St. Simon Peter, New Orleans

PAUL CALAMARI
Date of Birth: 1944
Ordination: 1980
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1970s
Allegation Received: 2003
Removed from Ministry: 2003
Pastoral Assignments
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Belle Chasse
Our Lady of the Rosary, New Orleans, in residence
St. Stanislaus School, Bay St. Louis, MS
St. Raphael, New Orleans
St. Rita, New Orleans, in residence
Holy Cross Church, Dover, DE
St. Mary of the Assumption, Hockenin, DE
St. Peter the Apostle, New Castle, DE

MICHAEL FRASER
Date of Birth: 1949
Ordination: 1975
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1980s; 1990s
Allegation Received: 1998
Removed from Ministry: 2004
Pastoral Assignments
Sts. Peter and Paul, Pearl River
St. Raphael the Archangel, New Orleans
St. Rita Church, New Orleans
The Visitation of Our Lady, Marrero

LAWRENCE HECKER
Date of Birth: 1931
Ordination: 1958
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1960s; 1970s
Allegation Received: 1996
Removed from Ministry: 2002
Pastoral Assignments
Christ the King, Terrytown
Holy Family, Luling
Holy Rosary, New Orleans
Our Lady of Lourdes, New Orleans
St. Anthony, Luling
St. Bernadette, Houma
St. Charles Borromeo, in residence
St. Frances Cabrini, New Orleans
St. Francis Xavier, Metairie
St. Joseph, Gretna
St. Louise de Marillac, Arabi
St. Mary, New Roads
St. Theresa of Child Jesus, New Orleans

GERARD HOWELL
Date of Birth: 1939
Ordination: 1964
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s; 1970s
Allegation Received: 1978
Removed from Ministry: 1980
Pastoral Assignments
Holy Trinity, New Orleans
Mater Dolorosa, New Orleans
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Westwego
Prince of Peace, Chalmette
St. Gerard, New Orleans
St. Henry, New Orleans
St. Lawrence the Martyr, Kenner
Sts. Peter and Paul, New Orleans
St. Pius X, Baton Rouge

JAMES KILGOUR
Date of Birth: 1946
Ordination: 1982
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1980s
Allegation Received: 1987
Removed from Ministry: 1988
Pastoral Assignments
St. Pius X, New Orleans

JAMES LOCKWOOD (DEACON)
Date of Birth: 1933
Ordination: 1974
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1970s
Allegation Received: 1978
Removed from Ministry: 1978
Pastoral Assignments
Center of Jesus the Lord, New Orleans
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Chalmette

PATRICK KEANE
Date of Birth: 1948
Ordination: 1973
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1980s
Allegation Received: 1994
Removed from Ministry: 1995
Pastoral Assignments
Holy Family, Luling
St. Anselm, Madisonville
St. Catherine of Siena, Metairie
St. Cecilia, New Orleans
St. Edward the Confessor, Metairie
St. Mary Magdalen, Metairie

GERARD KINANE
Date of Birth: 1945
Ordination: 1973
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1970s; 1980s
Allegation Received: 1993
Removed from Ministry: 2004
Pastoral Assignments
Our Lady of the Isle, Grand Isle
St. Cecilia, New Orleans, in residence
St. Edward the Confessor, Metairie
St. Gabriel the Archangel, New Orleans
St. Henry, New Orleans
St. Hilary, Matthews
St. Luke the Evangelist, Slidell, in residence
St. Mark, Chalmette
St. Mary’s Nativity, Raceland
Assumption Catholic Church, Jacksonville, FL
Mother Seton Catholic Church, Palm Springs, FL
St. John Catholic Church, Atlanta Beach, FL
St. Bernadette Church, Canadensis, PA

GERALD PRINZ
Date of Birth: 1939
Ordination: 1968
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1970s
Incardinated Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux: 1977
Allegation Received: 1995
Resigned from Priesthood: 1990
Pastoral Assignments
St. Frances de Sales, Houma
St. Gregory Barbarigo, Houma

PATRICK SANDERS
Date of Birth: 1963
Ordination: 1990
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1990s
Allegation Received: 2004
Removed from Ministry: 2005
Pastoral Assignments
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Belle Chasse
Resurrection of Our Lord, New Orleans
St. Angela Merici, Metairie
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, New Orleans
St. Peter, Reserve
St. Thomas, Pointe-a-la-Hache

JOHN SAX
Date of Birth: 1948
Ordination: 1973
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1980s
Allegation Received: 2000
Removed from Ministry: 2004
Pastoral Assignments
Resurrection, New Orleans
St. Cecilia Church, New Orleans
St. Clement of Rome, Metairie
St. Francis of Assisi, New Orleans, in residence
St. Gabriel the Archangel, New Orleans
St. Jerome Church, Kenner
St. John of the Cross, in residence
St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans
St. Peter, Reserve
St. Raphael, New Orleans
St. Rita, New Orleans, in residence.

The names of Archdiocese of New Orleans clergy who are deceased and who admitted or have been publicly accused of sexually abusing a minor.

JOHN BASTY
Date of Birth: 1882
Date of Ordination: 1908
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1940s
Allegation Received: 1946
Date of Death: 1956
Pastoral Assignments
St. Augustine, New Orleans
St. Charles Borromeo, Destrehan
Sts. Peter and Paul, New Orleans
St. Vincent de Paul, New Orleans

PIERRE CELESTIN CAMBIAIRE
Date of Birth: 1871
Ordination: 1898
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1910s
Allegation Received: 1917
Removed from Ministry: 1917
Date of Death: 1955
Pastoral Assignments
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cameron
St. George, Baton Rouge
St. Joseph, Grosse-Tete
St. Leon, Leonville

CARL DAVIDSON
Date of Birth: 1940
Ordination: 1964
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: early 1980s
Allegation Received: 1989
Removed from Ministry: 2002
Date of Death: 2007
Pastoral Assignments
Annunciation, New Orleans
St. James Major, New Orleans
St. John Prep, New Orleans
St. Raphael the Archangel, New Orleans
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, New Orleans

JAMES BENEDICT
Date of Birth: 1913
Date of Ordination: 1939
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: Late 1950s
Allegation Received: 2003
Date of Death: 1984
Pastoral Assignments
Mater Dolorosa Church, New Orleans
Our Lady of Lourdes, New Orleans
St. Augustine Church, New Orleans
St. Henry Church, New Orleans
Ursuline Convent and Academy

DINO CINEL
Date of Birth: 1941
Ordination: 1966
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1980s
Allegation Received: 1988
Removed from Ministry: 1988
Date of Death: 2018
Professor at Tulane University
St. Rita, New Orleans in residence

VINCENT FEEHAN
Date of Birth: 1945
Ordination: 1977
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1970s; early 1980s
Allegation Received: 1987
Voluntary leave of absence: 1987
Date of Death: 2010
Pastoral Assignments
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Belle Chasse
St. Anselm, Madisonville
St. Catherine of Siena, Metairie
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, New Orleans

JOHN FRANKLIN
A Priest of the Diocese of Savannah, GA
Serving at the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Date of Birth: 1925
Ordination: 1956
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1950s
Allegation Received: 1959
Removed from Ministry: 1959
Date of Death: unknown
Pastoral Assignments
Ascension, Donaldsonville
St. Gabriel, New Orleans

MICHAEL HURLEY
Date of Birth: 1915
Ordination: 1943
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1940s
Allegation Received: 1945
Left Archdiocese: 1955
Date of Death: 2005
Pastoral Assignments
Immaculate Conception Church, Marrero
St. Agnes, Baton Rouge
St. Francis de Sales, Houma
St. Maurice, New Orleans
Sts. Peter and Paul, New Orleans

WESLEY MICHAEL LANDRY
Date of Birth: 1923
Ordination: 1948
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1950s
Allegation Received: 1993
Retired from Ministry: 1993
Date of Death: 2002
Pastoral Assignments
Christ the King, Gretna
Incarnate Word, New Orleans
St. Anthony, Gretna
St. Cecilia, New Orleans
St. Gabriel the Archangel, New Orleans
St. Joseph, Thibodaux
St. Leo the Great, New Orleans
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, New Orleans

HOWARD HOTARD
Date of Birth: 1926
Ordination: 1955
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: early 1980s
Allegation Received: 1995
Removed from Ministry: 2002
Date of Death: 2013
Pastoral Assignments
Our Lady of Lourdes, Slidell
Sacred Heart Church, Lacombe
St. Catherine of Siena, Metairie
St. Charles Borromeo, Destrehan
St. Mary Pamela, Raceland
St. Matthias, New Orleans

JAMES KIRCHER
A Priest of the Diocese of Jackson, MS
In Residence at the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Date of Birth: 1931
Ordination: 1963
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1970s
Allegation Received: 2010
Removed from Ministry: 1991
Date of Death: 2007
In Residence: 1970s
St. Julian Eymard, Algiers

RALPH LAWRENCE
Date of Birth: 1890
Ordination: 1916
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: early 1930s
Allegation Received: 1935
Leave of absence: 1935
Date of Death: 1992
Pastoral Assignments
Mater Dolorosa, New Orleans
Our Lady of Good Harbor, Buras
Our Lady of Lourdes, Winnfield
Sacred Heart Church, Rayville
St. Anthony, Baton Rouge

GORHAM JOSEPH PUTNAM
Date of Birth: 1929
Ordination: 1955
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: early 1950s
Allegation Received: 2002
Date of Death: 1993
Pastoral Assignments
St. Agnes, Jefferson
St. Andrew the Apostle, New Orleans
St. Francis de Sales, New Orleans
St. John the Baptist, Edgard
St. Rita Church, New Orleans

JOHN SEERY
Date of Birth: 1953
Ordination: 1976
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1970s
Allegation Received: 1978
Left the USA: 1978
Date of Death: 2011
Pastoral Assignments
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Westwego

JOHN THOMANN
Date of Birth: 1930
Ordination: 1958
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s
Allegation Received: 1966
Removed from Ministry: 1967
Date of Death: 1989
Pastoral Assignments
Our Lady of Lourdes, New Orleans
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Chackbay
Resurrection of Our Lord, New Orleans
St. Charles Borromeo Church, Destrehan
St. Frances Cabrini, New Orleans
St. Henry, New Orleans
St. Joseph Church, Gretna
St. Joseph, Galliano
St. Leo the Great, New Orleans
St. Rose of Lima Church, New Orleans

BERNARD SCHMALTZ
Date of Birth: 1947
Ordination: 1973
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1970s
Allegation Received: 1993
Removed from Ministry: 1993
Date of Death: 2010
Pastoral Assignments
Anunziata, Houma
St. Clement of Rome
St. Francis Xavier, Metairie
St. Gabriel the Archangel, New Orleans
St. Rose of Lima, New Orleans, in residence

MALCOLM STRASSEL
Date of Birth: 1908
Ordination: 1934
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1960s; early 1970s
Allegation Received: 2006
Date of Death: 1987
Pastoral Assignments
Holy Rosary Church, St. Amant
Our Lady of Lourdes, New Orleans
Sacred Heart, LaCombe
St. Agnes, Baton Rouge
St. Charles Borromeo, Destrehan
St. Joseph, Gretna
St. Mary Pamela, Raceland

JOHN WEBER
Date of Birth: 1919
Ordination: 1945
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1940s
Incardinated into Diocese of Baton Rouge: 1961
Allegation Received: 2005
Date of Death: 2000
Pastoral Assignments
Assumption Parish, Plattenville
Holy Trinity, New Orleans
St. Ann, Morganza
St. Eloi, Theriot
St. Rita, New Orleans

The names of religious order priests who were serving in the Archdiocese of New Orleans at the time of the allegation and the archdiocese was notified of the allegation. The investigation and final disposition of the allegation was the responsibility of the religious order.

PAUL AVALLONE, S.D.B.
Date of Birth: 1921
Date of Ordination: 1950
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1950s, early 1960s
Notification from Religious Order: 2011
Date of Death: 2008
Pastoral Assignments
Archbishop Shaw High School
Hope Haven, Marrero

PATRICK BRADY, O.P.
Date of Birth: unknown
Ordination: unknown
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s; 1970s
Allegation Received: 2002
Date of Death: 1999
Pastoral Assignments
St. Anthony of Padua, New Orleans

STANISLAUS CEGLAR, S.D.B.
Date of Birth: unknown
Ordination: unknown
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s
Allegation Received: 2010
Pastoral Assignments
Hope Haven, Marrero

PAUL CSIK, S.D.B.
Date of Birth: 1898
Date of Ordination: unknown
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s
Allegation Received: 2010
Date of Death: 1970
Pastoral Assignments
Hope Haven, Marrero

CLAUDE BOUDREAUX, S.J.
Date of Birth: 1925
Date of Ordination: 1955
Notification from Religious Order: 2005
Date of Death: 2016
Pastoral Assignments
Jesuit High School, New Orleans

CORNELIUS CARR, S.J.
Date of Birth: 1920
Ordination: 1951
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1970s; early 1980s
Notification via Media Reports: 2018
Pastoral Assignments
Jesuit High School, New Orleans

JAMES COLLERY, C.S.Sp
Date of Birth: 1920
Ordination: 1948
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: early 1980s
Allegation Received: 2013
Date of Death: 1987
Pastoral Assignments
St. Ann, Metairie

JEROME DUCOTE, O.S.B.
Date of Birth: 1929
Ordination: 1954
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: early 1960s
Allegation Received: 2002
Date of Death: 2006
Pastoral Assignments
St. Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict

ANTHONY ESPOSITO, S.D.B.
Date of Birth: unknown
Ordination: unknown
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1950s; 1960s
Allegation Received: 2006
Pastoral Assignments
Hope Haven, Marrero

JUSTIN FALER, O.S.B.
Date of Birth: 1919
Ordination: 1945
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1950s
Allegation Received: 2002
Date of Death: 1979
Pastoral Assignments
Annunciation, Bogalusa
St. Benedict, St. Benedict
St. Christopher, Metairie
St. Jane de Chantal, Abita Springs
St. Joseph Abbey

ANDREW MASTERS, S.V.D.
Date of Birth: unknown
Ordination: unknown
Allegation Received: 1993
Pastoral Assignments
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Belle Chasse
St. Augustine, New Orleans

JOSEPH PANKOWSKI, S.D.B.
Date of Birth: 1915
Ordination: unknown
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1940s; 1950s
Allegation Received: 2006
Deceased 1981
Pastoral Assignments
Hope Haven, Marrero

ALFRED PIMPLE, O.F.M.
Date of Birth: 1911
Ordination: 1938
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1950s
Allegation Received: 1959
Date of Death: 1983
Pastoral Assignments
St. Mary of the Angels, New Orleans
St. Patrick, Port Sulphur

ERNEST FAGIONE, S.D.B.
Date of Birth: 1917
Ordination: 1947
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1950s; 1960s
Allegation Received: 2006
Date of Death: 2006
Pastoral Assignments
Archbishop Shaw High School
Hope Haven, Marrero
St. John Bosco, Harvey

AUGUST KITA, S.D.B.
Date of Birth: 1931
Ordination: 1960
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s; 1970s
Allegation Received: 2006
Date of Death: 2008
Pastoral Assignments
Hope Haven, Marrero

WILLIAM MILLER, C.Ss.R.
Date of Birth: 1896
Ordination: 1922
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1940s
Allegation Received: 1946
Date of Death: 1972
Pastoral Assignments
St. Alphonsus, New Orleans

DONALD PEARCE S.J.
Date of Birth: 1925
Ordination: 1959
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s
Allegation Received: 2003
Notification from Religious Order: 2010
Date of Death: 2016
Pastoral Assignments
Jesuit High School, New Orleans

ALFRED SOKOL, S.D.B.
Date of Birth: 1911
Ordination: unknown
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s; 1970s
Allegation Received: 2006
Deceased 2004
Pastoral Assignments
Hope Haven, Marrero

ROGER TEMME, O.M.I.
Date of Birth: 1947
Ordination: 1976
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1970s
Allegation Received: 1995
Pastoral Assignments
Ave Maria Retreat House, Lafitte
Our Lady of Guadalupe, New Orleans

BENJAMIN WREN, S.J.
Date of Birth: 1931
Ordination: 1961
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: late 1970s; early 1980s
Allegation Received: 2016
Date of Death: 2006
Pastoral Assignments
Community of John the Evangelist, New Orleans
Loyola University, New Orleans

The following religious order priests were taken out of ministry by the Archbishop of New Orleans in 2002, even though the abuse was not alleged to have occurred in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

CHARLES COYLE, S.J.
Date of Birth: 1932
Ordination: 1965
Date of Death: 2015
Pastoral Assignments:
Center for Jesus the Lord, New Orleans
Holy Cross High School, New Orleans
Jesuit High School, New Orleans
St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Algiers
St. Cecilia Parish (in residence)
St. Louise de Marillac, Arabi
St. Raphael, New Orleans

BERNARD KNOTH, S.J.
Date of Birth: 1949
Ordination: 1977
Pastoral Assignments
Loyola University

BRYAN FONTENOT, O.P.
Date of Birth: 1953
Ordination: 1981
Pastoral Assignments
Xavier University, New Orleans

JOSEPH PELLETTIERI, C.Ss.R.
Date of Birth: 1939
Ordination: 1965
Date of Death: 2018
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse:  1967
Allegation Received: 2002
Pastoral Assignments: Teacher and principal at Notre Dame High School in Crowley.
Ave Maria Retreat House, Crown Point

C. RICHARD NOWERY, C.S.C.
Date of Birth: 1938
Ordination: 1968
Date of Death: 2018
Pastoral Assignments:
Sacred Heart of Jesus, New Orleans

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