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Diocese of Dallas Reports Crimes by a Now Suspended Member of the Clergy

Bishop Edward J. Burns has made parishioners at St. Cecilia Catholic Church aware of allegations of sexual abuse by their former pastor, Reverend Edmundo Paredes.

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Statement from the Diocese of Dallas - August 20th (PDF)

Declaración de la Diócesis de Dallas - 20 de agosto de 2018 (PDF)

Statement from Bishop Edward J. Burns to the St. Cecilia Catholic Community (PDF)

Declaración del Obispo Edward J. Burns a la Comunidad Católica St. Cecilia (PDF)

   VIDEO - Press Conference, St. Cecilia Parish, August 20, 2018 (Vimeo)


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Monday, August 20, 2018

Statement from the Diocese of Dallas

“Bishop Burns was prepared to announce this allegation in March, but there was concern for the victims who asked that it not be made public out of their great fear that it would compromise their anonymity in the community. ”

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Diocese of Dallas Reports Crimes by a Now Suspended Member of the Clergy

From Bishop Burns: “With the utmost sensitivity to victims, I have pledged to continue efforts of transparency and need to make you aware of this atrocious and sad event.”

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Update from Bishop Edward J. Burns on Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

"As a priest ordained for the Diocese of Pittsburg in 1983, I felt it was important to express my distress over the findings of the report. The Pennsylvania report was issued Tuesday afternoon and I have now had a chance to read more of it and would like to update you on what and who I know named in the report."

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Notice of Death of Bishop Charles V. Grahmann, Sixth Bishop of Dallas

The Most Reverend Charles V. Grahmann, 87, passed away late this afternoon, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in San Antonio during cardiac surgery. He was the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Dallas serving from 1990 until May 1, 2007.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Statement of Bishop Edward J. Burns on the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

"We cannot grow complacent or lukewarm in addressing this most critical issue. I recognize that my brother bishops and priests will only be able to restore the trust and credibility of our Church by truly being the men we say we are. "

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