Archdiocese of N.O. adds another priest to child abuse list

WWL Radio

August 20, 2020

By Kenny Kuhn

The Archdiocese of New Orleans adds another priest to it’s list of clergymen credibly accused of child abuse.

In a statement released Wednesday, the Archdiocese added 78-year-old Henry Brian Highfill to that list following the conclusion of an investigation into abuse allegations against Highfill.

“The Archdiocese of New Orleans has concluded a thorough investigation into allegations of abuse of minors lodged against Henry Brian Highfill. Highfill was removed from ministry pending the outcome of this investigation. Today, the archbishop has added his name to the Archdiocese of New Orleans Report Regarding Clergy Abuse, found online at and has affirmed Highfill’s removal from ministry,” the statement read.

The Archdiocese says Highfill has not ministered in the New Orleans area in 40 years, although he served as a military chaplain through the Archdiocese of the Military.

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