Ongoing Commitment

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability, you can use this webpage to learn about Catholic Diocese of Dallas’ work to prevent abuse and our work to support victim’s of abuse. It is because of the hard work and dedication of our Safety Environment, and the hundreds of thousands of diocese team members, volunteers, clergy and lay faithful who have participated in the program, new cases of abuse are rare today. However, we remain vigilant in our commitment to protect children and report allegations and remove perpetrators from ministry.

2,424 Priest Files

A team of former state and federal law enforcement experts reviewed the files of 2,424 active and former priests in the Diocese dating back to 1950 to identify any allegations of the sexual abuse of minors.

Less than 2%

Priests with Credible Allegations. A “credible allegation” is one that, after review of reasonably available, relevant information in consultation with the Diocesan Review Board or other professionals, there is reason to believe it is true.

“We must remind ourselves to not separate from Jesus because of Judas. As your shepherd, I pray that you stay strong in the faith and continue to grow in your relationship of our Lord, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

– Bishop Edward J. Burns


Diocese clergy and staff are cleared to work with children. They have submitted to screening, training and criminal background checks.


Volunteers are cleared to work with children after submitting to screening, training and criminal background checks.


Children and Youth in both Catholic Schools and parish religious education received abuse prevention education.

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Protect & report

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability, you can use this portal to learn about our efforts to prevent abuse and misconduct.


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1950 to Present

List of All Priests with Credible Allegations

Report Abuse