Fr. Lawrence Cavell – Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

Father Lawrence A. Cavell

Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

Fr. Lawrence Cavell Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1989

Removed: 2003

Assignment History: 

  • Holy Cross Catholic Church (Morgan City, LA)
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Montegut, LA) 
  • St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church (Houma, LA) 
  • St. Genevieve Catholic Church (Thibodaux, LA) 
  • St. Mary’s Nativity Catholic Church (Raceland, LA) 
  • Archbishop Chapelle High School (Metairie, LA) 
  • Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School (Lafayette, LA) 
  • St. Thomas More schools (Lafayette, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Lawrence Cavell

In 2019, the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux publicly named Fr. Lawrence Cavell on its list of priests who admitted to, or were convicted of, sexual misconduct with children. According to the list, Fr. Cavell admitted to soliciting a minor. 

According to sources, the incident occurred in the late 1980s—15 years before his ordination. Diocese officials reported that the abuse involved a single act of sexually inappropriate words, not acts.

Additional details of the reported abuse are unknown at this time, as the victim requested their identity and information surrounding the abuse be kept confidential. 

Fr. Lawrence Cavell’s Career and Whereabouts 

Ordained in 1989, Cavell began his ministry at various Catholic churches throughout Louisiana. Additionally, he taught for several years at multiple Catholic schools throughout Louisiana until he was suspended from ministry in 2003. 

Additional details of Fr. Cavell’s whereabouts are unknown at this time. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Louisiana, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux may now have legal options but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Louisiana and nationwide. We can help. 

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