Assignment Record – Rev. Claude P. Boudreaux, s.j.

Summary of Case: Boudreaux was ordained a priest of the Society of Jesus in 1955. His early career was spent in India and Sri Lanka, after which he worked as a teacher in Jesuit high schools in Louisiana and Texas. For two years in the mid-1970s Boudreaux served as regional secretary of the General Curia for the Jesuits in Rome. For the bulk of the following three decades Boudreaux was a teacher at Jesuit High School in New Orleans. In December 2004 an accusation surfaced that Boudreaux had sexually abused a minor thirty years previously. The Jesuits removed Boudreaux from active ministry after determining that the accusation was credible, and sent him for extensive treatment. Boudreaux was then to be assigned to live in a community without access to minors.

Ordained: 1955
Retired: 2005


     

Start Stop Parish/Assignment Town/Accusations State/Country Position Notes
1955 1962 Jesuit Mission   India and Sri Lanka Boudreaux is shown in the Directories to have been in Madura S. India 1956-1958, the Bishop's House in Batticaloa 1958-1959, Puliyantivu Ceyon 1959-1960, and Nimala, Colombo Ceyon 1960-1962.

1962

Alexandria bishop was Charles Pasquale Greco (1946-1973).

1966 Jesuit High School Shreveport LA   Jesuit High had 369-310 students, all male.

1966

El Paso bishop was Sidney Matthew Metzger (1942-1978).

1967 Sacred Heart El Paso TX 7/8 In residence. Sacred Heart had a school with 146 boys and 166 girls.

1967

Dallas bishop was Thomas Kiely Gorman (1954-1969), followed by Thomas Ambrose Tschoepe (1969-1990) .

1973 Jesuit High School/Jesuit College Prep.

Dallas

 

TX teacher Jesuit High/College Prep. had 519-605 students, all male.
1973 1974         Boudreaux is indexed in the 1974 Directory as at Jesuit College Prep. in Dallas, but he is not listed there in the Dallas diocesan pages.
1974 1976 General Curia   Italy regional secretary of the Society of Jesus  

1976

New Orleans archbishop was Philip Matthew Hannan (1965-1988).

1981 Loyola University New Orleans LA    
1976
1980

1977
1983

Jesuit High School New Orleans

LA

 

 

teacher Jesuit High had 1,083 students, all male in 1976-1977. Boudreaux is not listed as there in the 1978-1980 Directories.
1983 1984         Boudreaux is not indexed in the 1984 Directory, nor is he listed in the New Orleans archdiocesan pates at Jesuit High School.

1984

Hannan was succeeded by Francis Bible Schulte (1988-2002).

1997 Jesuit High School New Orleans LA teacher Jesuit High School had 1,011-1,300 students, all male.
1997 1998         Boudreaux is not indexed in the 1998 Directory, nor is he listed in the New Orleans archdiocesan pages as at Jesuit High in New Orleans.

1998

Alfred Clifton Hughes replaced Schulte as New Orleans archbishop (2002-2009).

2005 Jesuit High School New Orleans LA teacher Jesuit High School had 1,119-1,191 students, all male.

2005

Gregory Michael Aymond succeeded Hughes (2009-).

2011 Retired/Ignatius Residence New Orleans LA   Boudreaux was removed from active ministry in Jan. 2005 after a being credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor more than 30 years previously. His accuser did not want the time or location of what was said to have been a single incident of abuse disclosed publicly. Per the Jesuits, Boudreaux was sent for extended medical treatment, after which he was to be assigned to live in a community without access to minors.

 

Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1956-2011)

Jesuit to Honor N.O. Businessman, Priest, Times-Picayune, October 27, 1996
Jesuit Priest Relieved of Duties, Abuse of Minor 30 Years Ago Alleged, By Bruce Nolan, Times-Picayune [New Orleans LA], January 5, 2005



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This assignment record was last updated on April 28, 2013


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