SNAP Demands Diocese of Houma Thibodaux Add Fr. Brian Highfill to List of Accused Priests

Archbishop Gregory P. Aymond named Fr. Henry Brian Highfill to the Archdiocese of New Orleans list of credibly accused priests on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. According to his work history, Fr. Highfill was at St. Frances de Sales parish in 1975, and in charge of the altar boys.

It is well-documented that the vast majority of child predators abuse multiple children, multiple times. We urge Bishop Fabre to notify the good people in the Houma Thibodaux diocese of the allegations against Fr. Highfill. If there were innocent children who fell victim to him, SNAP is here to support and validate their years of anguish. We stand with all survivors of clergy sex crimes and their families.

The Diocese of Las Vegas promptly added Fr. Highfill to its list of credibly accused priests since this is where he currently lives and last served prior to retirement. We call on the Diocese of Houma Thibodaux to do the same. Our organization serves more than 25,000 survivors, and has been active since 1989 and we stand ready to support any survivors who are coming forward now.

CONTACT: Kevin Bourgeois, SNAP New Orleans (neworleans@snapnetwork.org, 504-376-5445), Zach Hiner, Executive Director (517-974-9009, zhiner@snapnetwork.org)

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)


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