Fr. August Kita – Archdiocese of New Orleans

On Behalf of | May 11, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father August Kita (Salesians)

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Ordained: 1960

Died: 2008

Assigned as follows:

  • 1960-1962      Salesian Pontificial Athenaeum (Rome, Italy)
  • 1962-1967      Archbishop Shaw High School (Marrero, LA)
  • 1967-1972      Salesian Junior Seminary (Goshen, NY)
  • 1972-1976      Sacred Heart Juniorate (Ipswich, MA)
  • 1977-1981      Mary Help of Christians School (Tampa, FL)
  • 1982-1985      Don Bosco College (Newton, NJ)
  • 1986-1988      Sacred Heart Retreat House (Ipswich, MA)
  • 1989                Salesian Provincial House (New Rochelle, NY)
  • 1990-1992      Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine (West Haverstraw, NY)
  • 1993-1995      Holy Rosary; St. John Bosco (Birmingham, AL)
  • 1994                Helen Hayes Hospital (West Haverstraw, NY)
  • 1996-1997      Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine (West Haverstraw, NY)
  • 1998                Unknown
  • 1999                Don Bosco Technical High School (Paterson, NJ)
  • 2000-2008      Don Bosco Retreat Center and Marian Shrine (Stony Point, NY)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father August Kita:

Father August Kita was a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco order. He worked at Hope Haven in Marrero and held various positions as teacher, director and pastor at many locations across the country. He retired to Don Bosco Tech in Paterson, NJ in 1997. He died at Northern Riverview Nursing Home in Haverstraw, NY in 2008.

According to media reports, in 2006, an allegation of child sexual abuse was received. In Fall 2009, the claim was included with the Archdiocese settlement of almost $5.2 million.

In November 2018, Father Kita‘s name appeared publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. No information regarding the allegation including age/gender of the victims was disclosed. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.  The Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for federal bankruptcy protection in April 2020.  Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss your legal options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the New Orleans Archdiocese.  

Very strict filing deadlines will soon be set by the Bankruptcy Court.  Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today.  Call us at 888-283-9922 or send an e-mail to [email protected]