Fr. Kenneth Mathews – Diocese of Alexandria

Father Kenneth Mathews

Diocese of Alexandria

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Ordained: 1978

Leave of Absence: 1998

Death: 2008

Assignment History:

  • Our Lady of Prompt Succor (Alexandria, LA)
  • St. Juliana Catholic Church (Alexandria, LA)
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church (Marksville, LA)
  • St. Francis Xavier Cathedral (Alexandria, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Kenneth Mathews

In February 2019, the Diocese of Alexandria publicly named Fr. Kenneth Mathews on its list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. According to the list, Fr. Mathews’s file revealed multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of male minors in the 1980s.

The Permanent Review Board, which evaluates all allegations of clerical sexual misconduct involving minors, reviewed the evidence and determined the allegations were credible. Further details about the nature and scope of the alleged abuses are not publicly available.

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Fr. Kenneth Mathews around the time of his ordination in 1978.

Ordained May 26, 1978, Fr. Kenneth Mathews began his ministry at Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Shortly before his ordination, Fr. Mathews taught at St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Natchitoches for four years. According to news reports, Fr. Mathews was a priest at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and lived in the rectory before his leave of absence in 1998.

However, the Diocese of Alexandria has not released a complete account of Fr. Mathew’s assignment history, nor has the diocese released any details about Fr. Mathews’s whereabouts after his leave.

Fr. Kenneth Mathews died in 2008.

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