Fr. Andrew Masters (Divine Word Missionaries) – Archdiocese of New Orleans

On Behalf of | May 18, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Andrew Masters 

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Ordained: Unknown

Removed: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Assigned as follows:

  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Belle Chasse, LA)
  • St. Augustine (New Orleans, LA)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Andrew Masters:

Father Andrew Masters was a member of the Divine Word Missionaries. According to media reports, he was appointed administrator of St. Augustine parish in 1955, after serving at a parish in Elton, LA. In 1967, he reportedly “made arrangements for the children to be enrolled in neighboring Cathollic schools” after the closing of St. Augustine parochial elementary school closed.

In November 2018, Father Masters’ name appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It noted an allegation of abuse was received in 1993. No further information including age/gender of the victim was disclosed. The Archdiocese said it was notified of the allegation, but “the investigation and final disposition of the allegation was the responsibility of the religious order.” 

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