SHREVEPORT, LA - The Catholic Diocese of Shreveport learned the names of the Jesuit priests and brothers who were accused of sexual abuse of minors and either served at then Jesuit High School (now Loyola College Prep) or St. John’s Parish/Co-Cathedral, when Shreveport was part of the Alexandria/Shreveport Catholic Diocese, prior to June 1986.
Jesuit priests, or members of the “Society of Jesus” order, are separate from secular priests who serve in the particular diocese to which they are assigned.
That list, which will come from the Catholic Diocese of Alexandria, has not, as yet, been released.
The names released today came from the Jesuit superiors of U.S. Central and Southern Province, which includes Louisiana.
In releasing the names of these offenders, the local diocese emphasized does not mean the allegations stemmed from their assignment here, only that these men once served here.
If there are or were any credible allegations of sexual abuse in Shreveport, the Diocese of Shreveport will be notified when the names of offenders from the Diocese of Alexandria are released.
Below are the names, the years served in Shreveport, and the resolution of their cases, and in the case of those already deceased, the year of their death:
Jesuit High School – Shreveport, LA
Bartles, Charles 1959 – 1962 deceased 1993 already deceased when listed
Boudreaux, Claude 1961 – 1966 deceased 2016 removed from ministry 2004
Coyle, Charles 1961 – 1962 deceased 2015 removed from ministry 2002
Landwermeyer, Francis 1960 – 1961 deceased 2018 removed from ministry 2010
Park, Austin 1947 – 1948 deceased 2013 out of ministry when allegation was made
Pearce, Donald 1953 – 1954 deceased 2016 removed from ministry 2003
St. John’s Parish/Co-Cathedral, Shreveport, LA
Dickerson, Donald 1981 – 1984 deceased 2018 removed from ministry 1998
Naughton, Thomas 1980 – 1981 deceased 2012 removed from ministry 2002
Ory, Claude 1968 removed from ministry 2007
If you or anyone you know has a substantiated allegation related to any of the listed Jesuits, or any priest currently serving in the Diocese of Shreveport, please contact your local law enforcement authorities and Glennda Lawson, Victim Assistance Coordinator, at 318-294-1031.
You can also contact the Diocese of Shreveport’s Diocesan Administrator, Very Reverend Peter B. Mangum, at 318-868-4441, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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