(WVUE/FOX 8) The Archdiocese of New Orleans has released a list of names of abusers within the church.
“By this we are saying our desire and reality of our repentance is present and we hope it will show transparency and help bring healing for our victims. This is part of our atonement,” Archbishop Gregory Aymond said.
Aymond recently said he is not opposed to a statewide investigation into child sex abuse within the Catholic Church but said he would like the church to do its own.
The list includes 57 clergy members, with past affiliations with the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The list includes the names of men who were credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, and were removed from ministry.
At the top of the list is defrocked Deacon George Brignac, who served at a number of local churches, and schools including Holy Rosary, and was responsible for two massive settlements paid out this year by the archdiocese.
He is also the target of two new lawsuits and 13 scheduled settlement negotiations over the next five months.
The list of the living former priests also included Thomas Glasgow, who served at Mater Dolorsa in New Orleans, and was removed from the ministry in 2008.
Also on the list is Paul Calamari, who served at five churches in the area, including Holy Rosary, and was removed in 2003.
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