Fr. Jody Blanchard – Diocese of Baton Rouge

| Jul 14, 2021 | Abuser Profiles

Fr. Jody Blanchard

Diocese of Baton Rouge (Jesuit Order)

Ordained: 1983

Left Society of Jesus: 1994

Assigned as follows:

  • Jesuit Community (Berkeley, CA)
  • St. Charles Borromeo Church (Grand Coteau, LA)
  •  Tulane Catholic Center (New Orleans, LA)
  •  Immaculate Conception Parish (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • Strake Jesuit College Preparatory (Houston, TX)

Summary of Abuse Allegations Against Fr. Jody Blanchard:

Fr. Jody Blanchard was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1983, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. According to media reports, in December 2018, he was publicly named and included on the Central and Southern Province of the Jesuits list of credibly accused clergy for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, substantiated or determined to be credible. He was also named on the Diocese of Baton Rouge’s list of credibly accused in 2019.

Information about the age/gender of his alleged victims, the nature of the abuse, Fr. Blanchard’s assignments at the time of the alleged abuse, or when the abuse took place was not provided by the Jesuits or the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

Fr. Blanchard left the Jesuits in 1994 and is currently a counselor to the elderly and spiritual care/bereavement coordinator in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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