David Eugene Fellhauer

David Eugene Fellhauer (born August 19, 1939) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who was the second bishop of Bishop of Victoria in Texas. He retired in 2015.

David Eugene Fellhauer
Bishop Emeritus of Victoria
AppointedApril 7, 1990
InstalledMay 28, 1990
Term endedApril 23, 2015
PredecessorCharles Victor Grahmann
SuccessorBrendan J. Cahill
OrdinationMay 29, 1965
by Egidio Vagnozzi
ConsecrationMay 28, 1990
by Patrick Flores, Thomas Ambrose Tschoepe, and Charles Victor Grahmann
Personal details
Born (1939-08-13) August 13, 1939 (age 80)
Kansas City, Missouri
MottoTo witness the charity of Christ
Styles of
David Eugene Fellhauer
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop


David Fellhauer was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 1965. He obtained his doctorate in canon law from Saint Paul University in 1979, and did pastoral and curial work in the Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth, during which time he has been accused of having transferred sexually-abusive priests to various posts.[1]

On April 7, 1990, Fellhauer was appointed the second Bishop of Victoria in Texas by Pope John Paul II.[citation needed] He received his episcopal consecration on the following May 28 from Archbishop Patrick Flores, with Bishops Thomas Tschoepe and Charles Grahmann serving as co-consecrators. He was given the Role of Law award from the Canon Law Society of America in 1998.

Within the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, he formerly chaired the Committee on Canonical Affairs.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Bishop Accountability. Catholic Bishops and Sex Abuse

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Episcopal successionEdit

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Charles Victor Grahmann
Bishop of Victoria in Texas
Succeeded by
Brendan J. Cahill