Fr. Michael Farino – Archdiocese of New Orleans

| Jun 4, 2020 | Abuser Profiles

Fr. Michael Farino

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Ordained: 1969

Removed: 1990


Assigned as Follows:

  • Our Lady of Prompt Succor (Chalmette, LA)
  • St. Benilde (Metairie, LA)
  • St. Maurice (New Orleans, LA) 


Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Michael Farino:

Father Michael Farino was first named publicly as accused of sexual abuse of a minor on the New Orleans archdiocese’s list in November of 2018. According to the list, Father Farino was removed from ministry in 1990 after the allegation was reported. The alleged abuse was said to have occurred in the 1970’s and 1980’s. No further information has been released about the nature of the abuse or the gender/age of the victim. 

The Archdiocese of New Orleans can confirm that Michael Farino is still living, but his current whereabouts since being removed from ministry are unknown. 

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]