Fr. William Reece Hoover

Ordained: 1955
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Fort Worth TX

Forced to resign in 1995 as pastor of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Fort Worth after admitting that he repeatedly abused a 12-year-old in 1957. At least 9 other accusers went to the diocese but diocese did not reveal their claims. It told public that there were only a few victims and no incidents after 1960. Convicted in 1996. Other victims came forward after Hoover’s death. Ordained for Dallas diocese; became part of Ft. Worth Diocese when it was formed in 1969. Died in 1996. On diocese’s list 1/31/19.

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