San Angelo Diocese: 12 priests, 1 deacon 'credibly accused' of sexually abusing a minor


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    The Catholic Diocese of San Angelo says 12 priests and one deacon were "credibly accused" of sexually abusing a minor.

    Four of the priests formerly served in Abilene.

    "On behalf of the entire Church, I express my deep sorrow and repentance for any sins and harm that has been caused by any form of abuse by the Church’s ministers," said Bishop Michael Sis. "I also apologize to all people for whom this scandal has led to disillusionment, discouragement or desolation, even if they have not had direct experience of the abuse."

    RELATED: SIS' FULL STATEMENT

    The diocese released the list names on Thursday to protect children from sexual abuse, promote healing and restore trust in the church.

    Fr. Leo Bujnowski - Deceased 1976

    • St. Mary , Brownwood
    • Sacred Heart, Coleman

    Deacon Hubert Collins - Deceased April 9, 1999

    • St. Ann, Midland

    Fr. David Espitia - Deceased July 13, 2003

    • St. Joseph/St. Anthony, Odessa
    • St. Lawrence, Garden City
    • St. Ann, Colorado City

    Fr. Miguel Esquivel - Removed from Ministry in May 2002

    • Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Angelo
    • St. Joseph, Odessa
    • St. Anthony, Odessa
    • St. Margaret, Big Lake
    • St. Francis, Abilene
    • Sacred Heart, Abilene
    • Sts. Joachim & Ann, Clyde
    • St. Joseph/St. Agnes, Fort Stockton

    Fr. Domingo Estrada, OMI - Deceased September 21, 2009

    • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Midland

    Fr. John Fernz - Removed from Ministry in DOSA, April 1987; Deceased

    • Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Angelo
    • Sacred Heart, Abilene
    • Sts. Joachim & Ann, Clyde

    Fr. Michael Goode, CPPS - Removed from Ministry in DOSA June, 2002

    • St. Mary, San Angelo
    • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sweetwater
    • St. Mary, San Angelo
    • St. Peter, Mertzon
    • Holy Family, Sweetwater

    Fr. David Holley - Removed from Ministry in DOSA June 1984, Died in prison

    • Sacred Heart, McCamey
    • Holy Family, Abilene
    • Sacred Heart, Abilene
    • Sts. Joachim & Ann, Clyde
    • St. Francis, Abilene
    • St. Lawrence, Garden City

    Fr. Richard Kolega, CPPS - Deceased - April 12, 1995

    • St. Mary, San Angelo
    • Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sweetwater

    Fr. Augustine Lucca, SDSv - Deceased – August 16, 2009

    • St. Lawrence, Garden City
    • St. Joseph, San Angelo

    Fr. Galeb Mokarzel, OMI - Removed from Ministry by Oblates

    • Never assigned in Diocese of San Angelo, offended at St. Ann, Midland

    Fr. Al Prado, OMI - Laicized, Deceased

    • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Midland

    Fr. Vince Wiggins - Laicized 1995

    • Sacred Heart, Menard
    • St. Theresa, Junction
    • St. Vincent, Abilene
    • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ozona
    • Sacred Heart, Abilene
    • Sts. Joachim & Ann, Clyde
    • St. Ann, Baird
    • St. Mary, Odessa
    • Holy Angels, San Angelo
    • Newman Center, ASU, San Angelo
    • Sacred Heart, McCamey
    • St. Francis, Iraan

    Sis said no one currently serving in the Diocese of San Angelo has been accused.

    The diocese encouraged anyone who has been sexually abused by a priest to report it to law enforcement and to their Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Lori Hines at 325-374-7609 or lhines@sanangelodiocese.org.

    The other 14 diocese in Texas -- Austin, Amarillo, Beaumont, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, DFW, Galveston-Houston, El Paso, Laredo, Lubbock, San Antonio, Tyler and Victoria -- also released a list of priests who were credibly accused.

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