Assignment Record – Rev. Daniel Ramsey Barfield, s.j.
Summary of Case: A Jesuit priest of the New Orleans Province ordained in 1967, Barfield was a teacher and counselor in Dallas, New Orleans and Houston high schools for the better part of the first two decades of his career. In 1985 he transferred to the Las Cruces, NM diocese, where he pastored two parishes and held numerous chancery positions. He died in 2003. In a 2013 lawsuit Barfield was accused of sexually, physically and psychologically assaulting and abusing a New Mexico altar boy in 1990. Barfield's accuser also named two other priests of the parish as perpetrators, including Rev. David Holley, who was convicted in 1993 of raping eight other local boys.
St. Louis archbishop was Joseph Elmer Ritter (1946-1967), followed by John Joseph Carberry (1968-1979).
|1968||St. Louis||MO||Address given is 3701 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis.|
Menevia bishop was John Edward Petit (1947-1972).
|1969||St. Asaph, St. Beuno College||Flintshire||England|
|Dallas-Ft. Worth diocese||Jesuit College Prep.||Dallas||TX||counselor and teacher||This assignment is per Barfield's obituary.|
New Orleans archbishop was Philip Matthew Hannan (1965-1988).
|1975||Jesuit High School||New Orleans||LA||counselor and teacher||Jesuit High had 827-989 students, all male.|
Galveston-Houston bishop was John Louis Morkovsky (1975-1984), followed by Joseph Anthony Fiorenza (1984-2006).
|1985||Strake Jesuit College Prep.||Houston||TX||counselor and teacher||Strake had 582-705 students, all male.|
Las Cruces bishop was Ricardo Ramirez, c.s.b. (1982-2013).
|1987||2003||Diocesan Tribunal||Promoter of Justice|
|1991||2003||Diocesan Tribunal||Defenders of the Bond|
|1988||1991||Continuing Clergy Education|
|1989||1990||Office of Development|
|1991||1992||Office of Stewardship and Development|
• Barfield was accused in a 2013 lawsuit of sexually, physically and psychologically assaulting and abusing a 12-year-old St. Jude's altar boy in 1990. His accuser said he was also abused previously by St. Jude's priest, Rev. Wilfrid Diamond, beginning when he was 8 or 9 years-old, and by Rev. David Holley. Holley was convicted in 1993 of sodomizing and molesting eight other Alamogordo boys. The priests' accuser said that Barfield held him down while Holley raped him.
Barfield is referred to as "Very Rev." in the 1991-2003 Directories.
Barfield died June 7, 2003.
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1968-2003)
• One-Time Altar Boy Claims 3 Priests in Alamogordo Molested Him, By Milan Simonich, Alamogordo Daily News, May 7, 2013
in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's
place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest
listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor)
and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4
means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample
page from the Directory.
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