The Diocese has always expected its employees, whether religious or lay persons, to obey the civil and criminal laws of the State of Texas. The Diocese also understands that the District Attorney has an obligation to ask the Grand Jury to indict individuals when there is evidence that they have committed a crime. However, the Diocese asks that all Catholics and non-Catholics alike reserve judgment on Brother Gallagher and Brother Fish until the criminal proceedings have run their course.
Brother Gallagher and Brother Fish provided more than 25 years of teaching and administrative services to St. Joseph elementary school. Both were much loved and respected for their work. The Diocese asks those who lives were touched by them to pray for a just and merciful resolution of their cases.