Fr. Gerard P. Kinane

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Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Died: 03/2/2020
Diocese: Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux LA

Placed on leave without faculties in 3/04 after a man alleged that Kinane molested him in 1973 and again in 1975 when he was a teen and Kinane was assigned to St. Mark’s in Chalmette. Had been performing limited ministry prior to his suspension. No criminal charges because of statute of limitations. Also worked in PA and FL. Vatican ordered church trial in 2004. Kinane sued the archbishop in 2005 for defamation; suit dismissed in 2010. On New Orleans archdiocese’s list 11/2/18. It noted accusation first received in 1993 of abuse in the 1970s and 1980s. On Houma-Thibodaux diocese’s list 1/11/19. (Houma-Thibodaux was created 1977; it had been part of New Orleans archdiocese.) On 3/9/20 we received an anonymous report that Kinane died in FL. Per obit, Kinane was from Conway, AK and died in Safety Harbor FL 3/2/20, age 74.

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