Fr. Louis Senesac – Diocese of Alexandria

| Sep 8, 2021 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Louis Senesac

Diocese of Alexandria


Ordained: 1935

Death: 1966

Assignment History:

  • St. Rita’s Catholic Chapel (Catahoula Lake, LA)
  • Church of the Little Flower (Evergreen, LA)
  • St. Francis Xavier Cathedral (Alexandria, LA)
  • St. Martin Catholic Church (St. Martinville, LA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Louis Senesac

In February 2019, the Diocese of Alexandria publicly named Fr. Louis Senesac on its list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. According to the list, Fr. Senesac’s file revealed evidence of sexual misconduct and abuse of a male minor in 1945.

The Permanent Review Board, which evaluates all allegations of clerical sexual misconduct involving minors, reviewed the evidence and determined the allegations were credible. Further details about the nature and scope of the abuse are not publicly available.

Ordained in 1935, Fr. Louis Senesac was also the chaplain at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Logansport State Hospital. According to a news report in 1942, he also organized the Young People’s Club and was involved with other youth organizations like the Boy and Girl Scouts.

Fr. Louis Senesac died on October 22, 1966.

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