Fr. Raymond Hebert – Archdiocese of New Orleans

| Dec 6, 2020 | Abuser Profiles

Father Raymond Hebert

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Ordained:  1952

Retired: 2002

Sued:   2005

Dead:  2014

 Assignment History:

  • 1952-1956  St. Raphael (Lousiana)
  • St. Theresa of the Child Jesus (Lousiana)
  • St. Rose of Lima (Lousiana)
  • Madonna Manor (Marrero, LA)
  • Immaculate Conception Church (Marrero, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Raymond Hebert:

In 2005, 4 victims sued the Archdiocese of New Orleans claiming Fr. Raymond Hebert sexually abused them as boys at Madonna Manor in Marrero, Louisiana.

Madonna Manor was part of Hope Haven Center and was a church-run home for troubled youth in before the facilities closed.

Hebert denied the allegations and filed a countersuit for defamation.

By 2010, the cases were dismissed. One plaintiff died, another was emotionally disabled to continue, and the remaining two plaintiffs decided to withdraw their claims. An acknowledgment was made that Hebert did not molest the accusers when they were children at Madonna Manor. Then, Hebert withdrew his countersuit.

In 2019, there was another suit filed alleging Hebert, 3 nuns, and a lay employee abused a boy at Madonna Manor in Marrero, Louisiana in the 1960s-1970s.

According to media reports, the nuns and the lay employee had been accused in suits by “dozens” of plaintiffs and settled for $5.2M in 2009.

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.

Hebert died in 2014.

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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