Records of Florida Priests Identified from Search Warrant Executed in Investigation of Houston Priest

| Dec 14, 2018 | Catholic Church, Sex

The investigation of Houston area priest Manuel La-Rosa Lopez on sexual assault allegations led law enforcement to a massive series of confidential files on more than 20 clergy members who faced claims of misconduct over the past decade.  Some of the priests whose files were seized in the search at the Shalom Center in Splendora, Texas appear to have active assignments at parishes in Texas, Georgia, California, Florida and New Mexico according to the Houston Chronicle.

The Shalom Center is a pastoral retreat billed as a residential renewal and treatment center.  The center provides treatment for up to 20 Catholic priests, nuns and other religious figures for psychological, emotional and sexual problems; addictions; stress; grief; trauma; and interpersonal conflicts, according to its website.

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