Fr. John Basty – Archdiocese of New Orleans

On Behalf of | May 4, 2020 | Abuser Profiles

Father John Basty

Archdiocese of New Orleans 


Ordained: 1908

Died: 1956

Assigned as Follows:

  • St. Augustine (New Orleans, LA)
  • St. Charles Borromeo (Destrehan, LA)
  • St. Peter and Paul (New Orleans, LA)
  • St. Vincent de Paul (New Orleans, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Basty:

Father John Basty was first named publicly as accused by the Archdiocese of New Orleans on its list in November of 2018. The allegation against him was noted to have occurred sometime in the 1940’s, and received by the diocese in 1946. 

John Basty died in 1956. No further information has been released about the number of incidents that have been reported, or the nature of the misconduct. 

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].