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Diocese of Corpus Christi releases names of local clergy accused of abuse

Posted: 2:47 PM, Jan 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-31 22:50:33-05

The Diocese of Corpus Christi today released the names of local priests who have been accused of abusing minors.

The local list includes 26 names, some of then dating as far back as 1959.

The names below are on the list released Thursday by the diocese.

RELIGIOUS ORDER CLERICS & EXTERN CLERICS
(Clerics not from the Diocese of Corpus Christi)

Name:
Bishop Joseph V. Sullivan
Date of Birth:
8/15/1919
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/1/1946 (Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph)
Episcopal ordination: 4/3/1967 (Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph; Diocese of Baton Rouge)
Extern cleric who visited the Diocese of Corpus Christi
Current Status:
Deceased 9/4/1982

Name:
Rev. Russell Gerard Appleby, MSF
Date of Birth:
10/3/1934
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 3/26/1966 (Missionaries of the Holy Family)
Current Status:
Removed from ministry in Diocese of Corpus Christi, September 1983

Name:
Rev. Robert J. Bedrosian, MSF
Date of Birth:
7/7/1937
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination:3/26/1965 (Missionaries of the Holy Family)
Current Status:
Left Diocese of Corpus Christi 1979
Left Missionaries of the Holy Family order 1982

Name:
Rev. John M. Fiala, SOLT
Date of Birth:
10/14/1960
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/2/1984 (Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity)
Current Status:
Criminal conviction (I): 5/17/12
Criminal conviction (II): 12/2/2014
Deceased 2017

Name:
Rev. Edward J. Horan, SOLT
Date of Birth:
3/1/1918
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/27/1987 (Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity)
Current Status:
Retired 1996
Deceased 1997

Name:
Rev. Patrick Koch, SJ
Date of Birth:
11/8/1927
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/12/1957 (Society of Jesus)
Current Status:
Left Diocese of Corpus Christi 1966
Deceased 9/9/2006

Name:
Rev. Eusebio (“Chevy”) Pantoja, CMF
Date of Birth:
Unknown
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 1968 (Claretian Missionaries)
Current Status:
Removed from ministry in Diocese of Corpus Christi 1980
Expelled from Claretian Order 1980

Name:
Rev. Alfredo Prado, OMI
Date of Birth:
1930
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 1958 (Oblate of Mary Immaculate)
Current Status:
Suspended 1991

Name:
Rev. Christopher Joseph Springer, CSSR
Date of Birth:
11/7/1925
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/26/1952 (Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer)
Current Status:
Left Diocese of Corpus Christi 1971

CLERICS FROM OR INCARDINATED INTO THE DIOCESE OF CORPUS CHRISTI

Name:
Rev. Jerome Caponi
Date of Birth:
9/15/1925
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/11/1960 (Order of St. Benedict)
Incardinated into Diocese of Corpus Christi 1971
Excardinated from Diocese of Corpus Christi 1982
Current Status:
Left Diocese of Corpus Christi 1982
Deceased 2/27/2009

Name:
Msgr. Hugh Clarke
Date of Birth:
12/30/1924
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 7/16/ 1950 (Dublin, Ireland)
Incardinated into Diocese of Corpus Christi 8/15/1975
Current Status:
Retired 1997
Deceased 12/16/2002

Name:
Rev. William Daly
Date of Birth:
4/21/1924
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/17/1957 (Ordained in Dublin, Ireland for the Diocese of Corpus Christi)
Current Status:
Left Diocese of Corpus Christi 1971
Deceased 11/9/1982

Name:
Rev. Domingo De Llano
Date of Birth:
10/19/1939
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 5/28/1966 (Ordained in Laredo, TX for the Diocese of Corpus Christi)
Current Status:
Retired 1999
Deceased 5/4/2013

Name:
Rev. Steven T. Dougherty
Date of Birth:
10/11/1956
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/14/2003 (Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity)
Incardinated into Diocese of Corpus Christi 7/8/2008
Current Status:
Removed from ministry 12/16/2011
Criminal conviction: 2/28/2018

Name:
Rev. John J. Feminelli
Date of Birth:
10/12/1946
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/6/1987 (Corpus Christi, TX)
Current Status:
Retired 4/16/2007

Name:
Rev. Adelhard M. Francois
Date of Birth:
Unknown
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 2/24/1935, Wuerzburg, Bavaria (Mariannhill Missionary Society)
Incardinated into Diocese of Corpus Christi: 1/14/1950
Current Status:
Left Diocese of Corpus Christi 1959

Name:
Rev. J. Frank Gomez
Date of Birth:
10/28/1928
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 5/27/1961 (Corpus Christi, TX)
Excardinated from Diocese of Corpus Christi 1965
Current Status:
Left Diocese of Corpus Christi 1965

Name:
Rev. Clement Hageman
Date of Birth:
Unknown
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/10/1930, St. Meinrad, IN
Current Status:
Removed from ministry in Diocese of Corpus Christi April 1939
Deceased 7/2/1975

Name:
Msgr. Michael Heras
Date of Birth:
6/7/1958
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/15/1984 (Corpus Christi, TX)
Current Status:
Removed from ministry 6/24/2014

Name:
Rev. Jesus Garcia Hernando
Date of Birth:
10/7/1960
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/22/1984, Burgos, Spain
Incardinated into Diocese of Corpus Christi: 1/10/1994
Excardinated from Diocese of Corpus Christi: 2/11/2000
Current Status:
Removed from ministry 9/15/1994

Name:
Rev. Flover Antonio Osorio Herrera
Date of Birth:
10/7/1954
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 3/19/1985 (Diocese of Villavicencio, Meta, Columbia)
Incardinated into Diocese of Corpus Christi 12/4/2003
Current Status:
Removed from ministry 10/29/2007

Name:
Rev. Peter J. Hughes
Date of Birth:
Unknown
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/10/1956 (Ordained in Carlow, Ireland for the Diocese of Corpus Christi)
Current Status:
Left Diocese of Corpus Christi 1963
Deceased 12/7/1990

Name:
Msgr. William J. Kelly
Date of Birth:
10/11/1916
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/24/1944 (Ordained in Dublin, Ireland for the Diocese of Corpus Christi)
Current Status:
Deceased 3/12/1983

Name:
Msgr. William C. Kinlough
Date of Birth:
8/29/1918
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 6/20/1943 (Ordained in Ireland for the Diocese of Corpus Christi)
Current Status:
Retired 1999
Deceased 9/29/2000

Name:
Rev. Msgr. Thomas Meany
Date of Birth:
5/12/1928
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 5/31/1955 (Corpus Christi, TX)
Current Status:
Retired 2004
Deceased 7/20/2008

Name: Rev. Robert Trevino
Date of Birth:11/10/1958
Ordination & Prior Status:
Ordination: 12/28/1985 (Corpus Christi, TX)
Current Status:Removed from ministry 1995
Laicized 12/6/2012

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