Stanley Begnaud

Posted at 9:55 PM, Jan 13, 2019
and last updated 2020-02-27 13:08:52-05

Stanley Begnaud

<figcaption class="wp-caption-text" id="caption-attachment-122481">The Rayne Acadian Tribune

Published 1959

Alleged Abuse:  Labeled “a known pedophile” in diocese documents that became part of a lawsuit against their insurance company.  No evidence of any lawsuits or criminal charges. Named by the Diocese of Lafayette in 2019 as a priest against whom a credible accusation has been made regarding sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult.

Where is he now:  Deceased since 1985

The Rev. Thomas Doyle created a document that was included in the insurance lawsuit; he had worked closely on the Lafayette cases. Doyle identified Begnaud as “a known pedophile.”

In a 1995 deposition, Bishop Frey said he heard a rumor about Stanley Begnaud, who had died years prior, but that the rumor “had no substance.”

We could find no lawsuit, nor any criminal cases involving Begnaud.


1958: Ordained at St. John’s Cathedral in Lafayette, Assistant in Gueydan

1959: Assistant at St. Joseph’s Church, Rayne

1960: Assistant at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Iberia

1961: Assistant at St. Stephen’s Church, Berwick

1962: Our Lady of Fatima Church, Lafayette

1963: Assistant at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Opelousas

1965: Assistant at St. Margaret’s Parish, Lake Charles

1968: Pastor at St. Edward’s Church, Richard

1975: Pastor at Sts. Peter & Paul, Scott

1976: Pastor at St. Leo the Great, Rayne

1982: Associate at Cathedral of St. John