Fr. Gerald Hindman – Archdiocese of New Orleans

| Jun 8, 2020 | Abuser Profiles

Fr. Gerald Hindman

Archdiocese of New Orleans 


Ordained: 1945

Died: 1999


Assigned as Follows:

  • Saint Joseph Abbey Seminary College (St. Benedict, LA)
  • Metropolitan Tribunal of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
  • Chaplain at St. Paul’s High School (Covington, LA)


Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Gerald Hindman:

Father Gerald Hindman was originally ordained as a priest in the Order of St. Benedict, but spent most of his career working under the Archdiocese of New Orleans. According to the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Father Gerald Hindman was alleged to have abused a minor in the early 1960’s. The allegation against Hindman was reported in 2004. The archdiocese did not release any specific information including the nature of the misconduct or the age/gender of the victim who came forward. 

Saint Joseph Abbey also released a statement and report on clergy abuse in 2018 and included the same information on the allegation that was made against Gerald Hidman in 2004. 

Gerald Hidman died in 1999. 

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]