As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, the following persons who previously served in the Diocese of Baton Rouge have been added to its Clergy Abuse List because they have been publicly identified on similar lists by other dioceses or institutes of consecrated life for acts committed in those other locations:  

Fr. Richard Archer, O.P., was reported on the clergy abuse list of the Dominican Friars Province of St. Joseph.

Fr. Lawrence Dark, C.S.C. was reported on the clergy abuse lists of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, United States Province of Brothers and Priests, and the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

All known or suspected sexual or other abuse of a child or vulnerable adult should be reported immediately to local law enforcement officials or to the Department of Children and Family Services at tel. (855) 452-5437.  Allegations of such abuse involving clergy or other representatives of the Church should also be reported to Amy Cordon, the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, at tel. (225) 242-0250.

The updated list can be accessed on the diocesan website at