Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service

The Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service ( or (800) 276-1562) has been established to receive reports of sexual abuse and related misconduct by bishops, and to relay those reports to proper Church authorities for investigation. Where a report includes a crime, such as the sexual abuse of a minor, it will also be reported to civil authorities. Otherwise, reports will be kept confidential. 

Sexual abuse by church personnel – a priest, deacon, religious brother or sister, seminarian or any employee or volunteer of the Church – should be reported immediately contact Child Protective Services (CPS) of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Local Police Department. Click here for more details.

If you have any other kind of complaint about a bishop—such as parish assignments, church closings or homily contents—please address those directly to the Archdiocese.