Fr. Claude Boudreaux – Archdiocese of New Orleans

On Behalf of | May 5, 2020 | Abuser Profiles

Fr. Claude P. Boudreaux

Archdiocese of New Orleans 

Ordained: 1955

Retired: 2005


Assigned as Follows:

  • 1955-1962 Jesuit Mission (India and Sri Lanka)
  • 1962-1966 Jesuit High School (Shreveport, LA)
  • 1966-1967 Sacred Heart (El Paso, TX)
  • 1967-1973 Jesuit High School/ Jesuit College Prep (Dallas, TX)
  • 1973-1974 Not indexed
  • 1974-1976 General Curia (Italy)
  • 1976-1981 Loyola University (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1980-1983 Jesuit High School (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1983-1984 Not indexed 
  • 1984-1997 Jesuit High School (New Orleans, LA)
  • 1997-1998 Not indexed
  • 1998-2005 Jesuit High School (New Orleans, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Claude P. Boudreaux:

Claude Boudreaux was ordained as a priest of the Society of Jesus in 1955. He spent time in India, Sri Lanka, Louisiana, Texas, and Italy. In December of 2004, an accusation surfaced that Claude Boudreaux had sexually abused a minor almost 30 years prior. The Jesuit order removed Boudreaux from active ministry after determining the accusation was credible, and sent him to extensive treatment. The Jesuits did not release any specific information about the alleged abuse or the gender/age of the victim who came forward. 

Boudreaux was then assigned to live in Jesuit communities in New Orleans and Wisconsin without any access to minors. 

He died on August 5th, 2016. 

Claude Boudreaux has been included on the Jesuits’ Central and Southern list of credibly accused clergy in 2018 and on the Houma-Thibodaux diocese’s list in January of 2019. 

In April of 2020, the Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for bankruptcy protection. As part of its bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of New Orleans will be reviewing and paying claims for anyone sexually abused by diocesan priests and lay employees. This will likely include claims filed on behalf of anyone whose case may be beyond the statute of limitations. 

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].