Bishop Strickland’s Removal Looks Like Something Out of a Gangster Movie

On Saturday, November 11, Bishop Joseph Strickland was formally removed from the pastoral governance of the diocese of Tyler, Texas. The lawless process employed to remove him from office resembled a script from a gangster film. The Players The story began with an apostolic visitation ordered by the new prefect of the Dicastery of Bishops, … Read more

Cardinal DiNardo Complicit in Strickland’s Removal

Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, from his post Saturday after he refused to resign, according to Galveston-Houston archbishop Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. Bishop Strickland’s ouster on Nov. 11 comes after the Vatican Dicastery for Bishops completed a formal investigation in the diocese earlier this year called an apostolic visitation, which, according to … Read more

Cardinal DiNardo Cancels Latin Mass for Most Houston Parishes

DiNardo limits TLM to two parishes in a diocese that serves nearly 2 million Catholics In a letter outlining his implementation of Traditionis Custodes, issued by the pope in July, DiNardo abrogated celebration of the Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 for three of Houston’s four diocesan parishes currently offering it: St. Theresa … Read more

Calls for Cardinal DiNardo to Step Down Intensify

On the eve of a bishops’ gathering in Baltimore, advocates for clergy abuse victims in Houston on called on Cardinal Daniel DiNardo Monday to step down from leading the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops following allegations that he mishandled sexual misconduct complaints. DiNardo, the highest-ranking American bishop, who also oversees the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, is … Read more

Cardinal DiNardo Flipflops on Accused Abuser in 3 Months Time

   November 2018: When asked whether Fr. John Keller was credibility accused of sexual abuse, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo responded by saying “That’s not a credible one.” January 2019: Fr. Keller’s name appears on the list of clerics credibly accused of sexual abuse. The cardinal who leads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops allowed a … Read more

Houston, We Have a Problem

Lingering Questions: What Did They Find and are the Feds Involved? On November 28, District Attorney Brett Ligon of Montgomery County, Texas, led the raid on the chancery of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston-Galveston, the president of the US bishops’ conference, alongside Texas Rangers, the Conroe Police Department and an unnamed federal agency. The search … Read more

What Begins in Bad Theology Ends in Police Raids

Prosecutors busting into chanceries is the new normal under Pope Francis. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, whose Galveston-Houston chancery was raided this week by prosecutors in search of abuse-related files, always struck me as a pretty haunted and compromised figure. DiNardo came out of Pittsburgh and the corrupt milieu of Cardinal John Wright, who was an accused … Read more

USCCB President’s Computer, Files on Sex Abuse Seized

  Channel 2 Investigates has learned law enforcement has seized Cardinal Daniel DiNardo’s computer and several files pertaining to Father Manuel La Rosa-Lopez following a search of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on Wednesday . Authorities also seized a file in reference to Father Brinkman and other clergy, KPRC2 has learned. La Rosa-Lopez is accused of child sex abuse. DOCUMENTS: … Read more