Fr. Cornelius Van Merrianboer – Diocese of Lafayette

| Jul 28, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Cornelius Van Merrianboer

Diocese of Lafayette

Ordained: 1924

Resigned: 1933

Died: 1960

Assigned as follows:

  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Lake Charles, LA)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus (Creole, LA)
  • St. John the Evangelist (Mermentau

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Cornelius Van Merrianboer:

Fr. Cornelius Van Merrianboer was ordained a priest in 1924, who served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Lafayette. According to media reports, in April 2019, he was publicly named on the Diocese of Lafayette’s disclosure list of “priests against whom credible allegations have been made regarding sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult.” Information about the date, age/gender of his alleged victim/victims and the nature of the alleged sexual abuse was not provided by the Diocese of Lafayette.

Fr. Van Merrianboer died in 1960.

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