Fr. Luis J. Fernandez

Ordained: 1971
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of New Orleans LA

Reportedly in 10/20, a man reported to the archdiocese in 2007 that he was abused in the mid-1970s as a St. John Vianney Prep student by Fernandez and Rev. Robert Cooper. The archdiocese offered to pay for the man’s therapy. A second accuser came forward in 2020 with allegations of abuse by Fernandez in the 1980s. Fernandez left New Orleans in 1978 to be a military chaplain, returning to parish work in 1985. Retired in 2003 in Miami FL, where he was still living in 10/20.


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