Archdiocese of Galveston Houston Releases List of Priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor

From the Archdiocese without comment from The Houston Courant:

This list is being presented to the faithful of the Church in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as part of an effort to bring about the restoration of trust.

The list contains the names of priests about whom the Archdiocese has received credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor which occurred within the geographic boundaries of the Archdiocese. The allegations encompass the years 1950 through the end of 2018, almost a 70 year time span. Many of the allegations made were received years after the reported abuse occurred.  In several instances, the allegations were made after the priest had died. Some of the allegations have been the subject of civil litigation and several have previously been reported in the media. The assignments for the priests on this list can be accessed from the list posted on the Archdiocese website. The assignments are listed alphabetically.

The Archdiocese of Galveston Houston, like other Dioceses in the United States, adopted a Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in 2002 and since then the number of credible allegations has dropped significantly. At the same time Dioceses created Diocesan Review Boards which are comprised primarily of lay persons of multiple professions and of various religious affiliations. Since 2002, the Archdiocesan Review Board has reviewed allegations received by the Archdiocese and has made recommendations to Bishop Fiorenza and later to Cardinal DiNardo

The list below has been compiled after identification of files by Kinsale Management Consulting for examination by the Review Board. The Review Board worked in consultation with Cardinal DiNardo.  The Archdiocese has determined that a credible allegation is one where there is reason to believe the allegation is true, after review of reasonably available, relevant information in consultation with the Review Board.   A determination by the Review Board and Cardinal DiNardo that an allegation against a member of the clergy is credible is a pastoral judgment and is not the equivalent of a finding of guilt by a jury or judge in a court of law.  A determination of credibility for purposes of the list relates to the allegation, but it does not establish that the allegation is substantiated or proven.

 Disclosure List. (To view locations, Birthdates and Status Click Here.)

Nicholas Cornelius Antle 

Robert Ralph Barzyk 

David Emmett Burn

 Moises Cabrera

Allen Ray Doga 

George Patrick Dougherty

Richard Edelin

Carlos (Charles) Guerra 

Rodrigo J. Guillermo       

Alphonse Rodrigue Hemond

Stephen R. Horn

William Jimenez    

Joseph Giles Leduc

Jesse S. Linam

Denis O. Lynch      

Christopher J. Martin    

Donald A.  Neumann       

Lawrence O. Peguero     

Dennis L. Peterson          

Robert C. Ramon  

Charles Kevin Schoppe   

Anthony G. Stredny 

Ivan Turic    

Antonio Gonzalez, OMI 

Jack Hanna, CSB    

Anthony Keil (Kyles), SSJ

Dennis Laroche, MM

Pius Lawe, SVD 

Raphael O’Loughlin, CSB

Vincent Orlando, SJ

Walter Dayton Salisbury, SSJ

Christopher Joseph Springer, CSSR   

Donald Stavinoha, OMI

Gerard Martin Weber, OMI

John Benedict Weber, O.Carm.           

Andrew Willemsen, CM

Luis (Eugenio) Eugene DeFrancisco   

Fernando Noe Guzman  

Francisco Ordonez

Joseph Tully

John T. Keller

Manuel La Rosa Lopez


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