In the spring of 2003, Archbishop Alex Brunett created the Archdiocesan Case Review Board consistent with the principles outlined in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (Dallas Charter) and the Essential Norms for Diocesan/Eparchial Policies Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons.

The Board was asked to review thirteen (13) cases. In four (4) of these cases, the Board determined that there was insufficient evidence to support the "probable nature" of the allegations of sexual molestation of minors.

Of the remaining nine (9) cases, the Board found that there was sufficient evidence gathered in the preliminary investigation to support the probable nature (i.e., they are more likely to be true than not) of the allegations that these priests were involved in the sexual abuse of one or more minors.

CRB Recommendations and Archbishop Brunett's Response

Full text of the CRB Final Report

Q & A on Case Review Board

CRB Final Report – Updated Response, November 2010