Statement from Archdiocese re: Auxiliary Bishop Sheltz

October 10, 2019

In late June, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston received an allegation of abuse against Most Reverend George A. Sheltz, our Auxiliary Bishop and Chancellor.

The allegation was referred to the Congregation for Bishops in Rome, who in turn referred it to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), which has competency in these matters.  The CDF has determined that the allegation against Bishop Sheltz is manifestly unfounded. 

The Congregation for Bishops has notified us and this brings the matter to a close and Bishop Sheltz is restored to full public ministry.

We are very grateful Bishop Sheltz is resuming his normal ministry activities effective immediately.