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Letter to the Priests, Deacons, Consecrated Religious, and the Baptized Faithful of the Diocese of Fort Worth from Most Reverend Michael F. Olson, Bishop of Fort Worth in Solidarity with the Decisions of Texas Catholic Bishops to Release Names of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct with Minors

Fort Worth Diocese

October 10, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we read in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, Jesus placed before His disciples the example of a child as the most important member of His Kingdom as well as the measure by which He will judge us in our fidelity as His disciples. He also warns us of the judgment that awaits us if we, through acts of commission or omission, intentionally harm any child and die without authentic repentance (Matthew 18: 1-7). ...

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Texas Catholic dioceses announce plan to release names of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors

List of Clergy with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors

How to Report Abuse

Diocesan Statement Regarding Three Priests

Fort Worth Diocese

November 5, 2018

The Diocese of Fort Worth has issued statement regarding Father Gary Picou, Father Jeff Poirot and Father Genaro Mayorga Reyes. Below are links to the statements.

Fr. Gary Picou statement

Fr. Jeff Poirot statement

Fr. Genaro Mayorga Reyes statements (English/Español)

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Memorandum to All Pastors, Parochial Vicars and Pastoral Administrators on Scouting in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth
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Statement on Administrative Committee USCCB Plan of Action:
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USCCB Administrative Committee Statement, Actions to be Taken:
Complete statement

Bishop Olson Statement on Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report:
Complete statement | Declaración completa

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Safe Environment

The Office of Safe Environment is committed to protecting vulnerable children, youths, and adults in the Diocese of Fort Worth, and is in the process of implementing an enhanced safe environment program that strengthens the protection of minors and vulnerable adults.
Detailed information | Información detallada

North Texas Catholic: A Safer Church: Diocese launches enhanced Safe Environment Program

NewsTalk WBAP: Chris Salcedo talks to Bishop Michael Olson

WFAA Channel 8: Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth institutes new educational training program to prevent sexual abuse

Dallas News: Policies aren't enough to protect children from abuse, churches must take action

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