Fr. Aloysius Joseph D’Silva

Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Charlotte NC

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 12/29/19. The diocese received a report in 1998 from a teenage girl who said D’Silva touched and kissed her at St. Bernadette Catholic Mission in Linville. He denied the allegation. The diocese said at the time that it could not substantiate the allegation. It was found credible after a 2019 file review. D’Silva died in 2005.

Return to main database page. See abbreviations and posting policy. Send corrections.

Our Database of Publicly Accused does not state or imply that individuals facing allegations are guilty of a crime or liable for civil claims. The reports contained in the database are merely allegations. The U.S. legal system presumes that a person accused of or charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. Similarly, individuals who may be defendants in civil actions are presumed not to be liable for such claims unless a plaintiff proves otherwise. Admissions of guilt or liability are not typically a part of civil or private settlements. For more information, see our posting policy.