Fr. Richard Raphael Archer

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Order: OP
Ordained: 1958
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Named publicly as accused by the Dominicans St. Joseph Province on its list in late 2018. Became part of the Province of St. Martin de Porres when it was formed in 1979. Removed from public ministry in 2002. No indication as to when or where alleged abuse occurred. (We’re placing him in the New Orleans archdiocese, where the province is based.) Per the website of St. Dominic in New Orleans, Archer was in residence; the parish has a K-7 school. Archer’s 65 years as a priest was celebrated by the archdiocese in 2017. On 3/28/19, the day after SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) publicly complained of Archer’s presence at the parish, the archdiocese asked the Dominicans to move him. Named added in 1/29/20 to the Baton Rouge diocese’s list.


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