Allegations against Father Gyan unsubstantiated

Posted February 3, 2018 at 4:33 pm

On Nov. 8, 2017, the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge received from a woman in her thirties a written allegation of sexual misconduct against a priest of this diocese, Father Eric Gyan, currently pastor of St. Theresa of Avila Church in Gonzales. The alleged misconduct was said to have occurred in 1996 when the woman was a minor and Father Gyan was pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Brusly. This is the only such complaint the diocese has ever received about Father Gyan.

The diocese’s victim assistance coordinator, Amy Cordon, spoke with the person making the allegation and offered assistance on behalf of the diocese.

Following the diocese’s own Policy Regarding Sexual Abuse of Minors by an Employee* when an allegation is made, and in compliance with the U.S. Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People**, the diocese immediately notified appropriate civil officials of the allegation and assured

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    Ash Wednesday and Stations of the Cross 2018

    Posted February 2, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Ash Wednesday Masses – Feb. 14

    Albany
    St. Margaret Queen of Scotland 
    6 a.m.,  6 p.m.

    Amite
    St. Helena – noon, 6 p.m.

    Baton Rouge
    St. Agnes – 6 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m.
    St. Gerard – 7 a.m., noon, 6 p.m.
    St. Jean Vianney – 6:15 a.m.,
    8:30

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    The Bishop Ott Sweet Dreams Shelter

    Posted February 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator  

    Freshly painted walls and the enticing aroma of new construction sketched a cheery portrait of the expansion of the Bishop Ott Sweet

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    INSTALLATION OF LECTORS

    Posted February 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Eight candidates for the Permanent Diaconate were installed as lectors at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge on Jan. 28 by Bishop Robert W. Muench.  In the rite, the bishop hands the candidate a symbol of the ministry

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    Schools planning makeup days

    Posted February 2, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The Catholic Commentator

    Record low temperatures that brought an unusual mix of snow and ice on two occasions in January to south Louisiana also has school officials scrambling

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