In Response to the Dallas Morning News Article about Father Robert Crisp

June 30, 2010

Dallas, TX (RCDOD) - The allegations reported on in the newspaper article date back to the mid-1970’s and 80’s and there were never any reports of sexual misconduct with minors or any criminal behavior of any sort by Father Robert Crisp on record with the diocese. Therefore, when Bishop Kevin Farrell arrived three years ago, and during his tenure in the Diocese of Dallas, there was nothing that would have set off a warning about concerns of criminal behavior.

The complaint of misconduct with a minor reported in the Dallas Morning News had not been reported to the diocese and the Dallas Morning News’ source confirmed that in the story.

When the complaints at Sacred Heart in Rowlett were reported as more than boundary violations, Bishop Farrell immediately removed Father Crisp from ministry.

Father Crisp remains removed from ministry and there are no plans to reassign him.


One Response to “In Response to the Dallas Morning News Article about Father Robert Crisp”

  1. Bill Clinton on July 18th, 2010 11:57 pm

    Unfortunate for a parish to lose a good priest based on false allegations. Once again the overreaction of those in power to a charge of hugs by removal without further explanation is ridiculous at best. Especially hurtful during a time of need for dedicated Catholic priests.

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