These are the Houston-area priests 'credibly accused' of sex abuse

HOUSTON - The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Thursday released a list of priests with "credible accusations" of sexual abuse of a minor.

The archdiocese was among 15 across Texas to release lists as part of an effort "to protect children from sexual abuse" while promoting "healing and a restoration of trust" in the church, calling the list a "major project."

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There were 42 names on the Galveston-Houston list. Nineteen of those men are deceased.

Click here to find the reports for the other 14 diocese in Texas.

Father Manuel La Rosa-Lopez is one of the priests on the list. He is charged with four counts of indecency with a child involving sexual contact in Montgomery County. There are at least two victims.

The Jesuits released its list in early December. Five Jesuits with ties to Houston's Strake Jesuit College Preparatory were on the list. One other man with ties to a Houston church was also named.

Here are the names the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston released Thursday:

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

KPRC2

Diocesan:  Galveston-Houston
Birth Year: 1953
Ordained: 1979
Status: Removed from Public Ministry 2013.
Edelin was accused of repeatedly groping girl in 1981-1982 beginning at age 17 in confessional and at retreats at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. He denied the allegations. The accuser was given $5,000. Edelin was sent to various other locations. In 2003, the Archdiocese sent him to Oregon. Accuser complained. He began to work in Baker, Oregon, diocese where a seminary classmate was a bishop. Still a priest.
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

KPRC2

Diocesan: Galveston-Houston
Birth Year: 1944
Ordained:  1973      
Status:  Removed from Ministry 2008.
An allegation of sexual abuse of a minor was made against Father Stephen R Horn, formerly Pastor of Christ the King Church. The allegation stems from Father's alleged interaction with an individual between 1989 and 1993, while he was Pastor at Christ the King. Special panel recommended that Father Horn be withdrawn from ministry pending further proceedings. Horn has also served as associate pastor of St. Mary's Church in Texas City and St. Mary's Church in Galveston. After the accusations surfaced, Horn was sent to Shalom Center on sabbatical. Then the Archdiocese announced to his church he was being removed. 
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

KPRC2

Diocesan:  Galveston-Houston
Birth Year: 1935
Ordained: 1961
Status:  Retired 1998.
Lawsuit against him dismissed due to statute of limitation. In lawsuit, he was accused of misconduct with a boy 1973-1974.
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

KPRC2

Diocesan: Galveston-Houston
Birth Year: 1921      
Ordained: 1947      
Status: Retired 1993. Deceased 2000.
Civil suits filed in 2010 with accusations of molestation.  A second suit was filed in late 2010. Lawsuits were filed after his death.
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

KPRC2

Diocesan: Galveston-Houston
Birth Year: 1947      
Ordained: 1973      
Status: Laicized 2005. Deceased 2007.
Charged with sexual assault in 1999, but he was no billed. Then lawsuits were filled, but dismissed for statute of limitations.
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

KPRC2

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

KPRC2

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


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 198 
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 A. Orlando, SJ (ONE ALLEGATION)

KPRC2

Orlando was principal at Strake Jesuit from 1979 to 1984 when a student reported him for inappropriate touching. Orlando stayed at the school until 2000. He now reportedly lives in Missouri.
Birth: 1941
Ordination: 1974
Status of Individual: Removed from ministry and lives under supervision
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1980s 
Removed from Ministry: 2002 
Pastoral Assignments:
Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dallas
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston
Jesuit High School, Tampa, Fla.

Walter Dayton Salisbury, SSJ

KPRC2

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

KPRC2

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

KPRC2

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

KPRC2

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

 

HERE ARE THE JESUITS ACCUSED:

Jody Blanchard, SJ (ONE ALLEGATION)

Blanchard, 65, left the Jesuits and is now a counselor to the elderly, according to his LinkedIn page. He  reportedly lives in Louisiana.
Birth: 1953
Ordination: 1983
Status of Individual: Left Society of Jesus 1994
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1980s 
Removed from Ministry: Left Society of Jesus 1994
Pastoral Assignments:
St. Charles Borromeo Church, Grand Coteau, La.
Tulane Catholic Center, New Orleans 
Immaculate Conception Parish, Baton Rouge, La.
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston

Thomas J. Naughton, SJ (ONE ALLEGATION)

Naughton was president of Strake Jesuit in 1989 and 1990, according to an assignment record. He died in 2012. No public allegations appear to involve Strake students.
Birth: 1933
Ordination: 1965
Status of Individual: Left Society of Jesus 2009; Deceased 2012
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1970s 
Removed from Ministry: 2002 
Pastoral Assignments:
Jesuit High School, New Orleans
Jesuit High School, El Paso, Texas
Jesuit High School, Tampa, Fla.
Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dallas
St. John's Co-Cathedral, Shreveport, La.
Manresa House of Retreats, Convent, La.
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston
Jesuit Seminary and Mission Bureau, New Orleans
Montserrat Retreat House, Lake Dallas, Texas
St. Killian Parish, Mission Viejo, Calif.

Charles G. Coyle, SJ (MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION)

Coyle worked at Strake Jesuit in 1977 and 1978, according to an assignment record, but his position isn't listed.
Birth: 1932
Ordination: 1965
Status of Individual: Left Society of Jesus 2004, deceased 2015
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s – 70s
Removed from Ministry: 2002
Pastoral Assignments:
Jesuit High School, New Orleans 
Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dallas
Jesuit High School, New Orleans 
Jesuit High School, Shreveport, La. 
Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala.
Woodstock College, Woodstock, Md.
Newton High, Newton, Mass. 
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston
Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala. 
Holy Cross High, New Orleans 
Tulane University, New Orleans 
Ignatius House Retreat Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Montserrat Retreat House, Lake Dallas, Texas
Pastoral Ministry, New Orleans

Edward D. DeRussy, SJ (MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION)

Birth: 1926
Ordination: 1957
Status of Individual: Deceased 2001 
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1970s
Removed from Ministry: Restricted from ministry with minors 1991 
Pastoral Assignments:
Jesuit High School, New Orleans 
Jesuit High School, Tampa, Fla. 
Jesuit High School, El Paso, Texas 
Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala. 
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston
Sacred Heart Church, Tampa, Fla. 
St. Joseph Church, Zephyrhills, Fla.
St. Benedict Church, Crystal River, Fla.
Ignatius Residence, New Orleans
St. John's Hospital, Nassau Bay, Texas

Austin N. Park, SJ (MORE THAN ONE ALLEGATION)

Birth: 1918
Ordination: 1955
Status of Individual: Deceased 2013 
Estimated Timeframe of Abuse: 1960s 
Removed from Ministry: N/A - already out of ministry due to dementia when allegations received
Pastoral Assignments:
Jesuit High School, Shreveport, La. 
Jesuit High School, New Orleans 
Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Shrine, San Antonio
Colegio San Ignacio, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Jesuit High School, El Paso, Texas 
Gesù Parish, Miami, Fla.
Christ the King Church, Grand Coteau, La.
Sacred Heart Church, Tampa, Fla. 
Immaculate Conception Parish, New Orleans
St. Joseph Church, Houston
St. Mary's Church, Greenville, S.C. 
Our Lady of the Rosary, Greenville, S.C.
Sacred Heart Parish, El Paso, Texas 
Oakdale Facility, Oakdale, La.
St. Philip Neri, Kinder, La.
St. Charles College, Grand Coteau, La.

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