Fr. J. Donald Pearce – Diocese of Shreveport

Fr. J. Donald Pearce

Diocese of Shreveport (Jesuits)

J. Donald Pearce Diocese of Shreveport Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1959

Removed: 2003

Died: 2016

Assigned as Follows:

  • Jesuit High School (Shreveport, LA)
  • Jesuit High School (New Orleans, LA)
  • Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL)
  • Loyola University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Corpus Christi Minor Seminary (Corpus Christi, Texas)
  • Gesù Parish (Miami, FL)
  • Holy Name of Jesus Parish (New Orleans, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. J. Donald Pearce:

Fr. J. Donald Pearce was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1959, and served in the Diocese of Shreveport as a Spanish teacher, prefect of discipline, and Jesuit High School president from 1965-1968. He retired from ministry in 2003, due to poor health. According to media reports, in November 2018, Fr. Pearce’s name appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It noted an allegation of abuse in the 1960s was received in 2003. No information regarding the allegation including the age/gender of the victims was disclosed.

Fr. Pearce’s name also appeared on the Jesuits’ Central and Southern Province’s list in December 2018. After the Jesuits identified Pearce on its list, the Diocese of Shreveport issued the following statement: “A priest or brother’s assignment in the Diocese of Shreveport does not mean that any allegation stemmed from their assignment here. If there are any credible allegations, the Diocese of Shreveport will be notified of those names with the release of names from the Diocese of Alexandria.”

Fr. Pearce died in 2016.

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