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Archdiocese of New Orleans Adds 4 More Names to List of Those Accused of Sexual Abuse

Four more clergymen have been added to a list of Catholic priests credibly accused of sex abuse, according to the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

According to a statement from the archdiocese, the names of religious order priests who were serving in the Archdiocese of New Orleans at the time of the allegation and the archdiocese was notified of the allegation.

The names added to the list were:

Lawrence Dark CSC

  • Date of Birth: unknown
  • Ordination Date: 1952
  • Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s-1970s
  • Notification from Religious Order: 2019
  • Date of Death: 1984
  • Pastoral Assignments in the Archdiocese of New Orleans: Sacred Heart, New Orleans
  • The names of religious order priests with allegations of abuse that did not occur in the Archdiocese of New Orleans but who had pastoral assignments in the Archdiocese of New Orleans are:

Archibald McDowell, CSC

  • Date of Birth: unknown
  • Ordination Date: 1933
  • Removed from Ministry: 1962
  • Date of Death: 1994
  • Allegations reported to the Archdiocese of New Orleans: 2019
  • Pastoral Assignments: Sacred Heart, New Orleans

Robert Poandl, g.h.m.

  • Date of Birth: unknown
  • Ordination Date: 1968
  • Removed from Ministry: 2009
  • Allegations reported to the Archdiocese of New Orleans: 2009
  • Pastoral Assignments: Glenmary House of Studies
  • Christopher Springer, CSSR
  • Date of Birth: 1925
  • Ordination Date: 1952
  • Removed from Ministry: 1990
  • Allegations reported to the Archdiocese of New Orleans:
  • 2019 Pastoral Assignments: St.Majella, Baton Rouge Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Houma

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