Fr. Luis E. Henoa – Archdiocese of New Orleans

| Dec 5, 2020 | Abuser Profiles

Father Luis E. Henoa

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Ordained:  1974

Place on leave:  2002

Reinstated:  2002 (6 months after leave)

 Assignment History:

  • St. Jerome Church (Kenner, LA)
  • Annunciation Church (New Orleans, LA)
  • Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos (New Orleans, LA)

 Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Luis E. Henoa:

Fr. Luis E. Henoa’s name appears publicly on the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors.

In 2002, personnel files revealed allegations that Henoa engaged in sex with a minor in 1981. Henoa was placed on administrative leave in May of 2002 after the Archbishop of New Orleans found the allegations against him credible.

Information about the age/gender of alleged victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Henoa’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.

In November of 2002, just 6 months after Henoa was placed on leave, he was reinstated to Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Parish in New Orleans, Louisiana based on the notion that there was not sufficient evidence for Henoa to remain on leave.

Henoa’s current whereabouts 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.

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