Fr. Pierre Celestin Cambiaire – Archdiocese of New Orleans

On Behalf of | May 15, 2020 | Abuser Profiles

Fr. Pierre Celestin Cambiaire

Archdiocese of New Orleans 

Ordained: 1898

Removed: 1917

Died: 1955


Assigned as Follows:

  • Sacred Heart of Jesus (Cameron, LA)
  • St. George (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • St. Joseph (Grosse-Tete, LA)
  • St. Leon (Leonville, LA)


Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Pierre Celestin Cambiaire: 

Fr. Pierre Celestin Cambiaire was first named publicly as a priest accused of sexual abuse on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list in November of 2018. The allegation made against him was noted to have been received in 1917. The alleged abuse was said to have occurred in the 1910’s. No further information was released about the gender/age of the victim, or the number of people who have come forward. 

Pierre Celestin Cambiaire was removed from ministry in 1917. He later died in 1955. 

His name also appears on the Baton Rouge diocese’s list in early 2019, as he worked in the territory in the New Orleans archdiocese that later became part of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. 

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]