“Zero Tolerance” for Abuse Victims

Lafayette Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel has come under fire amid media reports that he excommunicated Deacon Scott Peyton after his teenage son was sexually abused by Lafayette Father Michael Guidry.  Faithful Catholics are slamming Deshotel’s claim that Peyton “sever[ed] ties with the Catholic Church” by writing to him with concerns about clerical sex abuse cover-ups.  … Read more

WATCH: Former Deacon, Whose Son was Abused by Priest, Excommunicated by Lafayette Bishop Deshotel

  Scott Peyton, a former deacon whose son was molested by a priest he served alongside in St. Landry Parish, has been excommunicated by Lafayette Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel. Peyton served as a deacon in the diocese until December 2023. That’s when he resigned citing “distressing revelations regarding sexual abuse scandals involving members of the … Read more

Priest Abuses Boy – Bishop Blames Victim’s Family

Disgraced priest Michael Guidry has twice changed his story about the night in 2015 that he molested a teenage altar boy in the rectory of St. Peter’s Church in Morrow, a small community in St. Landry Parish. When the boy reported the abuse three years later, Guidry initially told St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives … Read more

Louisiana Bishop ADMITS Active Priest Should Not be Alone with Kids, but INSISTS he is Still a Priest ‘In Good Standing’

After reports of Louisiana priest Fr. Mikel Polson’s inappropriate behavior with teen boys, his bishop was caught on audio admitting he should not be alone with children — but still defending him as a priest in good standing. The Society of St. Peter Damian (SSPD), a group of lay investigators in the diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana, is pressing their bishop, Bp. Douglas Deshotel, to take action … Read more