Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston discloses names of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse

After months of promising to release the names of the clergy accused of sexually abusing children, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for the Catholic Church on Thursday, Jan, 31, 2019, finally disclosed the names and parishes they served in a period from 1950 to the present. Included among the list is the name of a priest who previously served at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cleveland.

No other details were provided about the specific allegations against the clergy.

In a statement that accompanied the list, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said, “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,” he said.

To read the complete statement, go online to https://www.archgh.org/media/11200/cardinalltreng.pdf

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 Burn

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

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

Ivan Turic

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

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 (Kyles), SSJ

Religious: Josephite Fathers
Birth Year: 1894
Ordained: Check OCD
Status: Deceased 1969

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

Assignments:

  • St. Mary of the Purification, Houston

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 (CURRENT ALLEGATIONS UNDER INVESTIGATION)

John 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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