Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Clergy Disclosure List

 Clergy for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, substantiated or determined or considered to be credible.


 

Cardinal's Statement

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo released the following statement, Jan. 31, 2019, disclosing the names of clergy who at some time served in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and who have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse.

"Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

"Today the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston joins with the other Catholic dioceses of Texas to publish the names of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse or misconduct with minors since 1950.

"The Bishops of Texas have decided to release the names of these priests at this time because it is right and just and to offer healing and hope to those who have suffered. On behalf of all who have failed in this regard, I offer my sincerest apology. Our Church has been lacerated by this wound and we must take action to heal it..."

 

 

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About This Clergy List

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.

 

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Clergy Disclosure List

 

Diocesan Priests

 

Nicholas Cornelius Antle 

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:          1934
Ordained:            1959
Status:                 Retired 1990
                                Removed from Ministry 2011
                                Deceased 2016

Assignments:    Catholic Chaplain Corps
  Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston
  St. Patrick, Galveston
  St. Pius V, Pasadena
  St. Rose of Lima, Houston (in residence)
  St. Vincent de Paul, Houston (in residence)
  Tribunal

 

Robert Ralph Barzyk

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:          1932
Ordination:         1958
Status:                  Retired 1993
                                 Removed from Ministry 1994
                                 Deceased 2007

Assignments:    Holy Family, Wharton
  Holy Name, Houston
  Holy Rosary, Rosenberg
  Newman Center, Wharton Junior College
  Sacred Heart, Galveston
  St. Joseph, Baytown
  St. Jude, Highlands

 

 

David Emmett Burns

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:          1935
Ordained:            1961
Status:                  Retired 1992
                                 Removed from Ministry 1992
                                 Deceased 2003

Assignments:    All Saints, Houston
  Annunciation, Houston
  Christ the King, Houston (in residence)
  Our Mother of Mercy, Port Bolivar
  Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston
  Sacred Heart, Galveston
  St. Francis de Sales, Houston
  St. James, Port Arthur
  St. Mary, La Porte

 

 

Moises Cabrera

Diocesan:            Tuguegarao, Philippines
                                 Incardinated Galveston-Houston 1985
                                 Incardinated Manila 1994
Birth Year:          1946
Ordained:            1969      
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 1988

Assignments:    Prince of Peace, Houston
  St. Ambrose, Houston
  St. Augustine, Houston
  St. Michael, Houston
  St. Rose of Lima, Houston
  St. Thomas the Apostle, Huntsville

 

 

Allen Ray Doga 

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston       
Birth Year:           1925      
Ordained:            1949      
Status:                  Deceased 1999

Assignments:    Prince of Peace, Houston
  Sacred Heart, Galveston
  St. Edward, Spring
  St. Frances Cabrini, Houston
  St. Pius V, Pasadena

 

 

George Patrick Dougherty

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston 
Birth Year:           1925
Ordained:            1967
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 1996
                                 Deceased 2002

Assignments:    Christ the King, Houston
  Notre Dame, Houston
  Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Navasota
  Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston
  Sacred Heart, Palestine
  St. Augustine, Houston
  St. Jerome, Houston
  St. Patrick, Navasota

 

 

Richard Edelin

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:           1953
Ordained:            1979
Status:                  Removed from Public Ministry 2013

Assignments:    Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston
  Sacred Heart, Conroe
  Sacred Heart, Pattison
  St. Francis de Sales, Houston
  St. John Vianney, Houston
  St. Thomas More, Houston

 

Carlos (Charles) Guerra

Diocesan:           Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:         1953      
Ordained:           1981      
Status:                 Removed from Ministry 1984
                                Left Priesthood 1987

Assignments:    Epiphany of the Lord, Katy
  St. Benedict the Abbott, Houston
  St. Cyril of Alexandria, Houston

 

Rodrigo J. Guillermo       

Diocesan:           Manila, Philippines
                               Incardinated Galveston-Houston 1979  
Birth Year:         1928
Ordained:           1965
Status:                 Retired 1994
                                
Removed from Ministry 1994
                                Deceased 2015

Assignments:    Catholic Chaplain Corps
  Our Lady of Fatima, Galena Park (in residence)
  Queen of Peace, Houston
  Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston
  St. Charles Borromeo, Houston
  St. Jerome, Clute
  St. Mathias the Apostle, Magnolia
  St. Thomas More, Houston (in residence)

 

Alphonse Rodrigue Hemond

Religious:          La Salette Fathers
                               Incardinated Galveston-Houston 1986
Birth Year:         1916       
Ordained:           1949      
Status:                 Retired 1990
                                Deceased 1990

Assignments:    Christ the King, Houston
  Most Holy Trinity, Trinity
  Our Lady of Lourdes, Hitchcock
  Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston
  St. Dominic, Houston
  St. Francis of the Tejas, Crockett
  St. John, Hungerford
  St. Joseph, Brazoria
  St. Mary, Cleveland

 

Stephen R. Horn

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:           1944
Ordained:            1973      
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 2008

Assignments:    Christ the King, Houston
  St. Luke the Evangelist, Houston
  St. Mary Cathedral Basilica, Galveston
  St. Mary of the  Miraculous Medal, Texas City
  St. Theresa, Houston

 

William Jimenez

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston       
Birth Year:           1927
Ordained:            1953      
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 1959

Assignments:    Resurrection, Houston
  St. Mary Cathedral Basilica, Galveston

 

Joseph Giles Leduc

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:           1929
Ordination:         1955
Status:                  Deceased 1981

Assignments:    Annunciation, Houston
  Assumption, Houston
  Christ the King, Houston
  Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston
  St. Dominic, Houston
  St. Joseph, Baytown
  St. Mary, Port Arthur
  St. Philip Neri, Houston
  St. Pius V, Pasadena
  St. Vincent de Paul, Houston

 

Jesse S. Linam

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:           1935
Ordained:            1961
Status:                  Retired 1998

Assignments:    Christ the King, Houston
  Holy Rosary, Rosenberg
  Newman Center, Galveston
  Queen of Peace, Houston
  Sacred Heart, Galveston
  St. Ambrose, Houston
  St. Andrew, Channelview
  St. Henry, Freeport
  St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Freeport
  Sts. Peter and Paul, Bellville

 

Denis O. Lynch      

Religious:           Discalced Carmelite
                                Incardinated Galveston-Houston 1972
Birth Year:          1930
Ordained:            1957      
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 1993
                                Deceased 2015

Assignments:    Christ the King, Houston
  Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston
  St. Alphonsus, Houston
  St. Mary, Humble
  St. Theresa, Houston

 

Christopher J. Martin    

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston, Victoria
Birth Year:           1900      
Ordained:            1924      
Status:                  Deceased 1989

Assignments:    All Saints, Houston
  Annunciation, Houston
  Assumption, Houston
  Blessed Sacrament, Houston
  Holy Cross, Bay City
  Holy Name, Houston
  St. Anthony Cathedral, Beaumont
  St. Joseph, Bryan
  St. Mary Cathedral Basilica, Galveston
  St. Patrick, Galveston

 

Donald A.  Neumann

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:           1946      
Ordination:         1972      
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 2013

Assignments:   Catholic Chaplain Corps
  Our Lady of Fatima, Galena Park
  Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston (in residence)
  St. Gregory the Great, Houston (in residence)
  St. Paul the Apostle, Houston
  St. Pius V, Pasadena
  St. Thomas More, Houston

 

Lawrence O. Peguero

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:           1921      
Ordained:            1947      
Status:                  Retired 1993
                                Deceased 2000

Assignments:    Holy Name, Houston
  Our Lady of Sorrows, Houston
  Our Lady of St. John, Houston
  Resurrection, Houston
  St. Anne, Beaumont
  St. Gregory the Great, Houston
  St. Joseph, Beaumont
  St. Patrick, Galveston

 

Dennis L. Peterson

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:           1947      
Ordained:            1973      
Status:                  Laicized 2005
                                Deceased 2007

Assignments:    All Saints, Houston
  Queen of Peace, Houston
  Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston
  Special Youth Services
  St. Benedict the Abbott, Houston
  St. Francis Cabrini, Houston
  St. Jerome, Houston
  St. John Neumann, Houston
  St. Michael, Houston
  St. Theresa, Houston

 

Robert C. Ramon  

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:           1949      
Ordination:         1982      
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 2002
                                Resigned from Priesthood 2002
                                Deceased 2014

Assignments:    Annunciation, Houston
  Prince of Peace, Houston
  Resurrection, Houston
  Shrine of the True Cross, Dickinson
  St. Charles Borromeo, Houston
  St. Frances Cabrini, Houston
  St. John of the Cross, New Caney
  Tribunal

 

Charles Kevin Schoppe

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:           1925
Ordained:            1949
Status:                  Removed from Ministry & Retired 1992
                                Deceased 2014

Assignments:    Resurrection, Houston
  St. Dominic Center
  St. Mary Cathedral Basilica, Galveston
  St. Piux X, Beaumont
  St. Thomas More, Houston

 

Anthony G. Stredny

Diocesan:            Nashville
                                Incardinated Galveston-Houston 1971
Birth Year:          1929
Ordination:         1957
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 1993
                                 Deceased 2018

Assignments:    Guardian Angel, Wallis
  Holy Cross, East Bernard
  Holy Rosary, Rosenberg
  Sacred Heart, Crosby
  St. Charles Borromeo, Houston
  St. Edward, Spring
  St. Joseph, Brazoria
  St. Joseph, New Waverly
  St. Mary Cathedral Basilica, Galveston
  St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal, Texas City
  St. Mary Star of the Sea, Freeport
  St. Mary, Cleveland
  St. Mary, La Porte
  St. Mary, Plantersville
  St. Matthias the Apostle, Magnolia

 

Ivan Turic

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:           1940
Ordination:         1968
Status:                  Faculties Removed 1977

Assignments:    Our Lady of Fatima, Galena Park (in residence)
  Port Ministry
  St. Francis of Assisi, Houston
  St. Michael, Lake Jackson
  St. Vincent de Paul, Houston

  

Religious Order Priests

Antonio Gonzalez, OMI 

Religious:             Oblate
Birth Year:           1927
Ordained:            1957
Status:                  Left Priesthood 1985

Assignments:    Immaculate Conception, Houston
  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Houston
  Our Lady of Guadalupe, Galveston
  St. Patrick, Houston
  St. Thomas the Apostle, Houston

 

Jack Hanna, CSB

Religious:             Basilian Fathers
Birth Year:           1944
Ordained:            1974
Status:                  Faculties Removed 2013 (Galveston-Houston)

Assignments:    St. Thomas High School, Houston

 

Anthony Keil, SSJ

Religious:             Josephite Fathers
Birth Year:           1894
Ordained:            1927
Status:                  Deceased 1969, MM

Assignments:    Our Mother of Mercy, Houston
  St. Francis Xavier, Houston

 

Dennis Laroche, MM

Religious:             Maryknoll
Birth Year:           1946      
Ordained:            1974      
Status:                  Left Priesthood 1987

Assignments:    Our Lady of Fatima, Galena Park
  St. Cyril of Alexandria, Houston

 

Pius Lawe, SVD

Religious:             Divine Word Fathers
Birth Year:           1976
Ordained:            2005
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 2009

 

Raphael O’Loughlin, CSB

Religious:             Basilian Fathers
Birth Year:           1916      
Ordained:            1942      
Status:                  Deceased 1998

 

Assignments:     Holy Family, Missouri City
  Our Lady of Guadalupe, Rosenberg
  St. Basil (Most Holy Trinity), Angleton
  St. Thomas High School

 

 

Vincent Orlando, SJ

Religious:             Jesuit
Birth Year:           1941
Ordained:            1974
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 2002

 

Assignments:     Strake Jesuit High School, Houston

 

 

Walter Dayton Salisbury, SSJ

Religious:            Josephite Fathers
Ordained:            1959
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 1993
                                Retired 1993

Assignments:    Prairie View Newman Center
  St. Nicholas, Houston
  TSU Newman Center

 

Christopher Joseph Springer, CSSR   

Religious:             Redemptorist Fathers
Birth Year:           1925
Ordained:             1952
Status:                  Laicized 1990

Assignments:    Holy Ghost, Houston

 

Donald Stavinoha, OMI

Religious:            Oblate
Birth Year:           1943
Ordination:         1970
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 1986
                                 Convicted 1988

Assignments:    Immaculate Heart of Mary, Houston
  St. Patrick, Houston

 

Gerard Martin Weber, OMI

Religious:             Oblate
Birth Year:           1936      
Ordination:         1962      
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 2011

Assignments:    Blessed Sacrament, Houston
  Christian Renewal Center, Dickinson
  Our Lady of Sorrows, Houston

 

John Benedict Weber, O.Carm.

Religious:            Carmelite
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 2011

Assignments:    Mount Carmel High School
  Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Houston

 

Andrew Willemsen, CM

Religious:             Vincentian
                                 (Later Incardinated Austin)
Birth Year:           1928      
Ordained:            1954      
Status:                  Deceased 2012

Assignments:    St. Jerome, Houston
  St. Mary Seminary, Houston

 

Extern Priests (from other dioceses) 

Luis (Eugenio) Eugene DeFrancisco   

Diocesan:            Cali, Colombia   
Birth Year:          1908      
Ordained:            1931      
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 1960

 

Assignments:    Methodist Hospital
  St. Vincent de Paul, Houston (in residence)

 

Fernando Noe Guzman  

Diocesan:            Morelia, Mexico
Birth Year:           1951      
Ordained:            1979
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 1987

Assignments:    Our Lady of Fatima, Galena Park
  Our Lady of Guadalupe, Navasota
  St. Patrick, Navasota

 

Francisco Ordonez

Diocesan:            Nuevo Laredo, Mexico 
Birth Year:           1930
Ordained:            1995      
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 2003

Assignments:    Immaculate Conception, Houston
  St. Augustine, Houston
  St. Helen, Pearland
  (Assisted with Spanish Masses)
  Notre Dame, Houston
  St. Benedict, Houston
  St. John Vianney, Houston
  St. Vincent de Paul, Houston

 

Joseph Tully

Diocesan:            Rockford
Ordination:         1925      
Status:                  Retired 1971
                                 Deceased 1982

Assignments:    St. Anne, Beaumont
  St. Mary Cathedral Basilica, Galveston
  St. Theresa, Houston

  

**Special Category

Recent Allegations currently under investigation

 

** John T. Keller

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston       
Birth Year:           1948      
Ordination:         1974      
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 2019

Assignments:    Christ the Good Shepherd, Spring
  Prince of Peace, Houston
  St. Frances Cabrini, Houston
  St. Justin Martyr, Houston

  

Criminal Charges Pending

**Manuel La Rosa Lopez

Diocesan:            Galveston-Houston
Birth Year:           1957      
Ordination:         1996      
Status:                  Removed from Ministry 2001, 2018

Assignments:    Sacred Heart, Conroe
  St. Francis de Sales, Houston
  St. John Fisher, Richmond
  Tribunal

 


 

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