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Michael Herpin

Posted: 9:55 PM, Jan 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-22 19:33:52-04

Michael Herpin

Kaplan Journal, 1966

Alleged Abuse:  Diocese announced his removal after allegations surfaced from 30 years ago.  It doesn’t appear any criminal charges or lawsuits have been filed.

Where is he now:  Retired

In July of 2002 the Diocese removed Monsignor Michael Herpin because they say he informed them he had “engaged in sexual impropriety with a minor about 30 years ago.”  The diocese’s Review Board for Effective Response to the Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors met on the issue and recommended Herpin be immediately removed and provided with medical treatment. A newspaper article in 2017 listed Herpin as “retired.”  The diocese would provide no clarification on what he was accused of doing. It’s also unclear where Herpin is, but he still frequently appears in the “pray for our priests” and “pray for our sick” section in diocese publications.

Timeline:

1966:  Ordained

1967:  On duty outside Lafayette diocese

1968:  St. Raphael Church, Iowa, LA

1969-1972: St. Landry Church, Opelousas, LA

1973: Lake Charles

1974-1975: Our Lady of Help Christians Church, Jennings

1976-1978: St. Paul Church, Elton

1986-1989: New Iberia

1990: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, New Iberia

1993-2002: Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Broussard

2002:  On leave