Catholic Dioceses Set to Release Abusers’ Names
News 10 is reporting that The Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter and 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas are ready to announce the names of all clergy accused of sexual assault over the last 60 years.
“My hope in releasing these names is to be transparent and begin to rebuild trust with the people I shepherd. This is only one action in response to this crisis in our church. As the Bishop of the Diocese of Austin, I am committed to protecting children from any abuse. Indeed, this is what Christ expects from me and all who serve His people,” Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of the Diocese of Austin said.
The bishop originally decided to release the names back on Sept. 30, however, the full list should be published by Jan. of next 2019.
“This is an action in response to the faithful’s call for greater accountability and transparency,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston.
According to News 10, "About 8.5 million Catholics live in Texas and there are 1,320 Catholic parishes in the state."