Background Image

Online newsroom

BREAKING NEWS RESOURCES

All Fifteen Catholic Dioceses in Texas will release names of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors

Priest List Announcement (PDF)

Anuncio de la Lista de Sacerdotes (PDF)

Diocese of Dallas to Hold Ceremony of Sorrow and First of Four Listening Sessions

Ceremony of Sorrow (PDF)

Ceremonia de Dolor (PDF)


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.

High resolution photo of Father Edmundo Paredes (JPG)


Current News Releases

Pic
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

All Fifteen Catholic Dioceses in Texas will release names of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors

Bishop Edward J. Burns says the Diocese of Dallas will release the names of all clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors in his diocese dating back to 1950 through today.


Pic
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dates, Times and Locations for Town Hall meetings and Ceremony of Sorrow announced

Bishop Burns has announced dates and times for further actions to work for the protection of children and youth in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.


Pic
Monday, August 20, 2018

Dallas Bishops and Priests Ask Pope to Hold Extraordinary Synod to Bring About Systemic Change

Bishop Edward J. Burns and priests in the Diocese of Dallas have petitioned Pope Francis by letter to hold an Extraordinary Synod, a meeting of the Church called for a special and urgent purpose, usually convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application.


Pic
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. ”


Pic
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.”


Pic
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."

 

Pic
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. "

Recent News Releases

 

Media Request Contact

Annette Gonzales Taylor
Director of Communications
(214) 379-2873
agtaylor@cathdal.org

 


Resources for covering the Catholic Church

Full Resolution Images & Graphics 
(Password required)

Graphics Page