Two Catholic Priests Who Worked in Fort Worth Were Accused of Molesting Kids Elsewhere
By Domingo Ramirez Jr.
July 8, 2020
Two Marianist religious order priests accused of molesting children in the United States worked in the Diocese of Fort Worth. But they aren’t on a list of clergy accused of sexual abuse of minors in the Fort Worth area because the alleged abuse didn’t occur here, according to a statement from the diocese.
The Roman Catholic religious order based in St. Louis recently released the names of its members found to have sexually abused a minor since 1950 in the United States.
That list included Father John N. Schlund and Father Daniel A. Triulzi, who both worked in the Diocese of Fort Worth at one time. Triulzi was removed from the ministry in 2006 and Schlund in 2004. Triulzi died in 2017, according to the religious order, the Marianist Province of the United States.
“Daniel Triulzi and John Schlund, two Marianist members who at one time served in the Diocese of Fort Worth, have been named on a recently-released list of Marianist members found to have sexually abused a minor while serving in other dioceses,” according to a statement released by the Diocese of Fort Worth on Wednesday. “Those members have never been alleged to have committed sexual abuse of a minor in the Diocese of Fort Worth.”
In 2007, the Diocese of Fort Worth created a list of clergy with local, credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. The list, which is on the diocese’s website, says it includes names of accused clergy who served in the diocese since its establishment in 1969.
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) said the Diocese of Fort Worth should include Schlund and Triulzi on its list. SNAP is an advocacy group for victims of clergy abuse.