Earlier this year, Catholic dioceses across Texas released the names of priests credibly accused of sexually abusing parishioners, many of whom were children. This list was released after public outcry when police arrested Father Manuel LaRosa-Lopez, a Conroe priest, for four counts of indecency with a child in September 2018. The release of names led to an investigation by Dallas police, which conducted a thorough search of a church and several offices just last week.
Feldman & Feldman has an established history helping victims of sexual abuse involving the church. Indeed, growing pressure from civil lawsuits such as those filed by Feldman & Feldman, as well as criminal investigations nationally, have forced religious institutions throughout the country to be more forthcoming. As a result, in response to growing public concerns of sexual abuse among clergy, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has released today a list of clergy with credible sexual abuse allegations dating as far back as the 1940s. There are in excess of 300 clergy members on the list. To see the full list, click here.