Tag: Diocese of Baton Rouge

Fr. Timothy Sugrue – Diocese of Baton Rouge

Fr. Timothy Sugrue

Diocese of Baton Rouge

Timothy Sugrue Diocese of Baton Rouge Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1963

Dismissed: 2005

Assignment History:

  • Eaker Air Force Base (Blytheville, AR)
  • St. Michael (Convent, LA)
  • St. Joseph (Paulina, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Timothy Sugrue:

Fr. Timothy Sugrue became an ordained Marist priest in 1963, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. According to media reports, he was accused in a 1992 civil suit of abusing an 8-year-old girl, and her sister in the 1970s at Air Force Base in Blytheville, Arkansas. Fr. Sugrue did not testify; took the Fifth Amendment in a deposition regarding involvement with children while working in Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Alaska, and the Philippines. Fr. Sugrue resigned from the Air Force in 1979 after there was an investigation into allegations. The trial in 1993 resulted in a $1.5 million judgment against Sugrue, not the Order.

Fr. Sugrue was dismissed from the priesthood in 2005. In 2018, Sugrue was publicly named and included on the Diocese of Little Rock list of credibly accused clergy for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, substantiated or determined, or considered to be credible. It notes one known victim.

In 2019, Sugrue was also named on the Diocese of Baton Rouge without any credible allegations having been made against them related to that service but have been publicly identified by other dioceses or institutes of consecrated life on reports similar to this list for reasons unrelated to the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

As of 2019, Sugrue was living in Florida.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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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Father John Weber – Diocese of Baton Rouge

Father John Weber

Diocese of Baton Rouge

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Ordained: 1945

Died: 2000

Assigned as follows:

  • Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin (Plattenville, LA)
  • Holy Trinity (New Orleans, LA)
  • St. Ann (Morganza, LA)
  • St. Eloi (Theriot, LA)
  • St. Rita (New Orleans, LA)
  • St. Isidore the Farmer (Baker, LA)
  • St. Theresa of Avila (Gonzales, LA)
  • St. Charles Borromeo (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • St. Philip (Vacherie, LA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Weber:

Father John Weber was ordained in 1945 and incardinated into the the Diocese of Baton Rouge when it was formed in 1961. He retired in 1995 and died in 2000. According to media reports, in November 2018, his name appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It indicated an allegation was received in 2005, relating to sexual abuse by Weber in the 1940s.

In early 2019, Weber’s name appeared publicly on the Diocese of Baton Rouge’s list, which noted an allegation of abuse in 1956. The abuse allegedly occurred while Weber was assigned to Assumption of the BVM in Platteville, and the allegation was received by the Diocese of Baton Rouge in March 1996.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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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Bishop Joseph Sullivan – Diocese of Baton Rouge

Bishop Joseph Sullivan

Diocese of Baton Rouge

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Ordained: 1946

Installed as Bishop of Baton Rouge: 1974

Died: 1982

Assigned as follows:

  • 1946-1948: Catholic University (Washington D.C.)
  • 1948-1951: Holy Cross (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1951-1953: St. Aloysius (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1951-1953: Assistant Superintendent of Schools (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1953-1957: St. Joseph Hospital (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1953-1957: Superintendent of Schools (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1957-1967: Old St. Patrick (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1957-1974: Diocesan Consultors (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1957-1964: Diocesan School Board (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1957-1967: Chancellor (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1959-1966: Bureau of Information (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1959-1967: Liturgical Commission (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1959-1967: Vice President for The Catholic Reporter (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1967-1974: Auxiliary Bishop (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1959-1974: Council Administration (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1959-1974: St John’s Seminary Board (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1962-1974: Parochial Consultors (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1967-1974: Vicar General (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1967-1974: Our Lady of Good Counsel (Kansas City, MO)
  • 1974-1982: Bishop of Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Bishop Joseph Sullivan:

Bishop Joseph Sullivan was ordained a priest in 1946, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. According to media reports, in 2004, the Diocese of Baton Rouge settled a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by Bp. Sullivan. The alleged incident occurred in 1975 when the victim was 17 years old. As a result of this lawsuit, the Diocese of Baton Rouge renamed a high school bearing Bp. Sullivan’s name.

In a 2005 lawsuit, a former seminary student accused Bp. Sullivan of repeatedly molesting him between 1978-1982 while he was a teenage seminary student at Corpus Christi Minor Seminary. The alleged abuse took place at the seminary and at the bishop’s condominium in Hawaii.

In 2007, a Houston man filed a lawsuit alleging that Bp. Sullivan sexually abused him from 1978-1982 while he was a teenage seminary student at Corpus Christi Minor Seminary. The alleged abuse took place at the seminary and on trips the victim took with Bp. Sullivan to New York and Hawaii.

The Diocese of Corpus Christi publicly named Bp. Sullivan in January of 2019 on its list of “Roman Catholic clerics who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor within the Diocese of Corpus Christi.”

In January of 2019, the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph listed Bp. Sullivan on its list of clergy with “substantiated abuse of minors allegations.”

As a result of the three lawsuits filed between 2004-2007, the Diocese of Baton Rouge included Bp. Sullivan’s name on its list of credibly accused clergy in February of 2019.

Bp. Sullivan died in 1982 at the age of 62.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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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Monsignor Malcolm Strassel – Diocese of Baton Rouge

Monsignor Malcolm Strassel

Diocese of Baton Rouge

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Ordained: 1934

Died: 1987

Assigned as follows:

  • Holy Rosary Church (St. Amant, LA)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes (New Orleans, LA)
  • Sacred Heart (LaCombe, LA)
  • St. Agnes (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • St. Charles Borromeo (Destrehan, LA)
  • St. Joseph (Gretna, LA)
  • St. Mary Pamela (Raceland, LA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Malcolm Strassel:

Monsignor Malcolm Strassel was ordained a priest in 1934, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. According to media reports, in 2009, he was accused in a lawsuit of fondling the genitals of a boy while assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes in Uptown New Orleans between 1969 and 1971. The plaintiff’s attorney alleged the statute of limitations had not lapsed in the case because the traumatized victim suppressed the memory of the abuse and the church had worked to cover it up. The Archdiocese settled the lawsuit.

Monsignor Strassel died in May 1987. In November 2018, his name appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It noted an allegation was received in 2006. His name was also included on the diocese of Baton Rouge’s list in early 2019.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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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Father Christopher Springer Diocese of Baton Rouge

Father Christopher Springer

Diocese of Baton Rouge (Redemptorists)

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Ordained: 1952

Removed: 1985

Laicized: 1990

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Gerard Magella (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • St. John the Evangelist (Plaquemine, LA)
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary (Maringouin, LA)
  • St. Mary of False River (New Roads, LA)
  • St. Pius X (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Jackson, LA)
  • Our Lady of the Assumption (Clinton, LA)
  • East Louisiana State Hospital (Jackson, LA)
  • Dixon Correctional Institute (Jackson, LA)
  • Feliciana Forensic Unit (Jackson, LA)
  • Pointe Coupee Church, Our Lady of Lourdes (Slidell, LA)
  • St. Alphonsus Parish (New Orleans, LA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Christopher Springer:

Father Christopher Springer (aka Cristoff Joseph Springer) was a Redemptorist priest ordained in 1952. He knew sign language and often worked in deaf communities. He served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. According to media reports, in 1973, the head of the Redemptorists wrote that Father Springer was “causing much harm to the members of the community” and “has tried to maneuver people so that he could do his ‘own thing.’” Despite this, the order gave him a “clean bill of health” and, that year, he was incardinated into the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

In 1985, Father Springer was removed from ministry about two or three months after complaints of “improper actions” were reported. He was ultimately laicized in 1990, as a result of dozens of allegations of child sexual abuse of boys as young as 9 years old, between the late 1960s through the 1980s.

The first allegation against Father Springer was reported in 1981. The first lawsuit was filed in 1994. More suits followed throughout the years, and in 2006, ten lawsuits were filed. The victims claimed the abuse caused deep emotional scars “so severe as to constitute a disability.” Some were settled.

“These victims were left alone to deal with the psychological, social and economic consequences of being raped as a child,” the attorney said.

In March 2009, Father Springer confessed in an affidavit to molesting more than 30 children. It is believed he abused hundreds more. He wrote that as a seminarian, he himself was molested by a Redemptorist priest who was his Latin teacher. He said the abuse began when he was 12 or 13 years old.

He wrote, “I got a dispensation from the Redemptorists without the Redemptorists telling the diocese that I had needed help.”

He also stated that then-Bishop Stanley Joseph Ott, of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, met with him in late 1984 and recommended he go to a church-run treatment center in Florida for troubled priests.

“I assumed at the time that Bishop Ott knew that I was sexually abusing boys,’’ Father Springer wrote.

“He’s a notorious, serial predator and an extremely dangerous man,” said Barbara Dorris, the executive director of theSurvivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).

In January 2019, Father Springer’s name appeared publicly on the Dioceses of Baton Rouge, Corpus Christi, and Galveston-Houston’s lists of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. In June 2019, his name appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ updated list of clergy credibly accused of child sex abuse.

Father Springer is believed to be currently living in the St. Tammany Parish community of Pearl River, LA.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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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Fr. Joseph Pelletieri – Diocese of Baton Rouge

Fr. Joseph Pelletieri

Diocese of Baton Rouge (Redemptorists)

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Ordained: 1965

Removed: 2002

Died: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (Crowley, LA)
  • Notre Dame Catholic High School (Crowley, LA)
  • Ave Maria Retreat House (Crown Point, LA)
  • St. Gerard Majella Church (Baton Rouge, LA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph Pellettieri:

Father Joseph Pellettieri (also spelled Pelletieri) was ordained a Redemptorist priest in 1965, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. He came to New Orleans in June 2001. He also served in Wisconsin, Baton Rouge and Alexandria. According to media reports, in April 2002, he was suspended from serving at Ave Maria Retreat House by the Order and by the Archdiocese of New Orleans after an allegation was reported that he sexually abused a minor boy in 1967. The alleged abuse occurred when Father Pellettieri was a teacher and the principal at Notre Dame High School in Crowley.

In March 2003, the alleged victim, who was the son of a janitor at Notre Dame High, named Father Pellettieri in a lawsuit alleging that he had been molested by the priest when he was 11 to 14 years old in 1967. He alleged that Father Pellettieri used hypnosis and post-hypnotic suggestion to engage in inappropriate sexual behavior with him. The man said he started remembering his abuse as he watched TV reports in the early 2000s about priest scandals in Boston and other places. The lawsuit was later dismissed on grounds of statute of limitations. Despite the dismissal, the judge had some thoughts to share regarding the case.

“I’m going to note that … from all the information available, (the) defendants know something transpired between Father Pelletieri and (the victim) that was not right … But they (Catholic Church officials) have vigorously and at some times viciously fought this litigation throughout, and I think the very least that the defendants can do is to bear their own costs,” the judge wrote.

In December 2008, the Appeals Court upheld the dismissal.

Father Pellettieri died in 2018.

In November 2018, his name appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

In January 2019, his name also appeared on the diocese of Baton Rouge’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sex abuse.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Jesse Ray Ortego – Diocese of Baton Rouge

Fr. Jesse Ray Ortego

Diocese of Baton Rouge

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Ordained: 1970

Left Diocese of Baton Rouge: 1981

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Thomas More (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church (Gonzales, LA)
  • Holy Family Catholic Church (Port Allen, LA)
  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church (St. Amant, LA)
  • St. Anne’s Catholic Church (Sorrento, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Jesse Ray Ortego:

Fr. Jesse Ray Ortego was ordained a priest in 1970, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. According to media reports, in March 2019, Fr. Ortego was publicly named by the Diocese of Baton Rouge as the “subject of credible allegations of sexual abuse of one or more minors or vulnerable adults which allegedly occurred within the Diocese of Baton Rouge after its formation in 1961.”

The list notes that the allegation of child sex abuse in the early-1970s against Fr. Jesse Ortego was received in August of 2008. The alleged abuse occurred when Fr. Ortego was assigned to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Amant, LA. No further information was released by the Diocese of Baton Rouge regarding the gender/age of the victim or the number of people who have come forward.

Fr. Jesse Ortego left the Diocese of Baton Rouge in 1981. He is no longer involved in priestly ministry, and his current whereabouts are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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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Fr. Henry Neubig – Diocese of Baton Rouge

Fr. Henry Neubig

Diocese of Baton Rouge

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Ordained: 1934

Incardinated into Diocese of Baton Rouge: 1961

Died: 1975

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Theresa of Avila Church (Gonzales, LA)
  • St. Joan of Arc Parish (Bayou Pigeon, LA)
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Lakeland, LA)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes (New Orleans, LA)
  • St. Francis de Sales (New Orleans, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Henry Neubig:

Fr. Henry Neubig was ordained a priest in 1934, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. According to media reports, in March 2019, Fr. Neubig was publicly named by the Diocese of Baton Rouge as the “subject of credible allegations of sexual abuse of one or more minors or vulnerable adults which allegedly occurred within the territory of the Diocese of Baton Rouge before its creation in 1961 and which were later reported to the Diocese of Baton Rouge after its creation as an independent diocese.” The list notes that the allegation of child sex abuse in the mid-1950s against Neubig was received on August 17, 2007, after Neubig’s death. The alleged abuse occurred when Neubig was assigned to Immaculate Conception in Lakeland, LA. No further information was released by the Diocese of Baton Rouge regarding the gender/age of the victim or the number of people who have come forward.

Fr. Henry Neubig died in 1975.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. C Richard Nowery – Diocese of Baton Rouge (Congregation of Holy Cross)

Father C Richard Nowery

Diocese of Baton Rouge (Congregation of Holy Cross)

C. Richard Nowery Diocese of Baton Rouge Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1968

Ministry restricted: 1986-1994

Removed: 2002

Died: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Ignatius Martyr (Austin, TX)
  • Brother Andre House (Austin, TX)
  • Steiner Lodge (Austin, TX)
  • St. Jude the Apostle, (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus (New Orleans, LA)
  • Casa Santa Cruz Formation House (San Antonio, TX)
  • Holy Cross Community (San Antonio, TX)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father C Richard Nowery:

Father C. Richard Nowery was ordained a priest in 1968, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. According to media reports, in  Father C. Richard Nowery was a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross. According to media reports, in 1986, he was accused of sexually abusing two boys in Austin, one that year and one five years earlier in 1981. Both allegations surfaced at the same time. Father Nowery was sent for treatment and returned to ministry but was restricted from unsupervised access to children.

According to media reports, in 1994, he was assigned to Sacred Heart of Jesus where he was made pastor in 1995. Upon review of Father Nowery’s personnel file in 2002, after the church abuse scandal in Boston, the archdiocese removed him from ministry that May. He was the pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus in New Orleans at the time.

Father Nowery died in April 2018. In November 2018, his name appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. In January 2019, his name was included on the Diocese of Austin’s and the Diocese of Baton Rouge’s lists of clergy credibly accused of child sex abuse. In June 2019, his name appeared on the Congregation of Holy Cross’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Thomas Naughton – Diocese of Baton Rouge

Fr. Thomas Naughton (Jesuits)

Diocese of Baton Rouge

Thomas Naughton Diocese of Baton Rouge Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1965

Removed from ministry: 2002

Left the Jesuits: 2009

Died: 2012

Assigned as follows:

  • 1965-1966: Bellarmine School of Theology (North Aurora, IL)
  • 1966-1967: St. Stanislaus Novitiate (Cleveland, OH)
  • 1967-1968: Jesuit High School (El Paso, TX)
  • 1968-1970: Jesuit High School (Tampa, FL)
  • 1970-1972: St. Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
  • 1972-1973: Loyola University (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1973-1979: Jesuit College Preparatory School (Dallas, TX)
  • 1979-1980 Jesuit School of Theology (Berkeley, CA)
  • 1982-1989: Manresa House of Retreats (Convent, LA)
  • 1989-1990: Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School (Houston, TX)
  • 1990-1991: “in residence” Immaculate Conception (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1991-1995: Monserrat Retreat House (Lake Dallas, TX)
  • 1995-April 2002: St. Killian Church (Mission Viejo, CA)
  • April 2002: New Orleans Province

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Thomas Naughton:

Fr. Thomas Naughton was ordained a priest in 1965, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. According to media reports, in 2002, Fr. Thomas Naughton was removed from his assignment at St. Killian in Mission Viejo, CA after an allegation of child sex abuse that occurred in 1978 when Naughton was president of Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas. The alleged victim was a sophomore at the time of the abuse. Naughton was removed from Dallas’ Jesuit Preparatory School a year after the alleged abuse, in 1979, after it was alleged that he attempted to fondle a young faculty member in a locker room whirlpool and was seen sharing the same one-person tub with someone else.

In December 2018, Fr. Naughton’s name appeared on The Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern Province’s “list of Jesuits with credible accusations of sexual abuse of a minor.” The Jesuits noted that Fr. Naughton should not be confused with Brother Thomas Naughton of the Missouri Province.

Fr. Naughton’s name appeared on the Diocese of Baton Rouge’s list of credibly accused clergy in March of 2019. In April 2019, his name appeared on the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s list of “religious order priests with credible allegations of abuse outside the Archdiocese of Atlanta.”

Fr. Naughton died in 2012.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge 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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.