Lake Charles diocese, with so many ties to Lafayette, opted for transparency with priest abuse lists

The Advocate

April 26, 2019

By ClaireTaylor

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lake Charles and the Diocese of Lafayette have many things in common.

Until January 1980, five civil parishes that make up the Lake Charles diocese were part of the Lafayette diocese. Bishop Glen Provost, who was installed as bishop of the Lake Charles diocese in 2007, was born in Lafayette. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lafayette by Pope Paul VI in 1975.

Many priests have served in both dioceses.

But when it came to joining in the national trend of releasing the names of priests with credible accusations of child sex abuse, the Lake Charles and Lafayette dioceses had very different approaches.

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