Kenneth Morvant

Posted at 9:55 PM, Jan 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 19:56:21-04

Kenneth Morvant

Eunice News, 1970

Alleged Abuse:  Accused following his death of sex abuse by eleven men

Where is he now:  Deceased

In August 2018, an Iberia Parish man came to KATC to say he had been abused by Kenneth Morvant, a priest at St. Martin de Tours Church in St. Martinville.   A suit was filed, and 11 men stated they were molested between 1971-1979.

Morvant is now deceased and buried at the church.  The Diocese said an investigation was underway but they had no evidence to prove the allegations were true.


1961: Ordained

1961-1966: St. John’s Cathedral in Lafayette

1966-1970:  St. Anthony of Padua of Eunice

1970: St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne

1971: St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville

1985: St. Elizabeth Church, Coteau

1986:  St. Martin of Tours Church, St. Martinville

1987-1989: On special assignment

1987-1988: St. Bernard Church, Breaux Bridge

1990-1991: St. Joseph’s seminary, Washington D.C.

1995-2000: Maronite Catholic Church, Lafayette

2000-2004: On Special Assignment, Defenders of the Bond

2003: Deceased