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Judicial Vicar:
Rev. L. Q. Tran, M.A., J.C.L.

Secretary to the Tribunal:
Mrs. Marilyn Price



The Tribunal, according to the Code of Canon Law, is an extension of the Diocesan Bishop’s Judicial Ministry to the local Church; and, as such, is concerned in a special way with the quest for justice.

With its foundation built upon and obedient to the magisterial teaching of the Church, the Tribunal serves as a means of defining responsibilities and protecting rights as they are authentically proclaimed and legitimately codified in the Church’s law.

In addition to studying requests for nullity of marriage, the Tribunal also acts as a resources to the Diocesan Bishop and serves as a consultative office for clergy, religious, and laity as source of information regarding canonical matters.

Diocesan Judges:

  • Sister Esther Dunegan, I.W.B.S., J.C.L.
  • Rev. Msgr. Kenneth R. Greig, M. Th.
  • Very Rev. Joseph Khanh Ho, S.T.L., J.C.L.
  • Rev. Martin L. Nelson, J.C.L.
  • Rev. Msgr. Bennie Patillo, M.Ed.
  • Rev. L.Q. Tran, M.A., J.C.L.
  • Rev. Steven L. Leger, S.T.L., J.C.L.
  • Fr. Kevin Badeaux, J.C.L.

Promoter of Justice:

  • Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Jamail, J.C.D., Ed.D.

Defender of the Bond:

  • Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Jamail, J.C.D., Ed.D.
  • Mr. Robert Flummerfelt, J.C.L.
  • Sr. Margaret Ramsden, J. C. L.


  • Rev. Neil Arce, M.Div.
  • Rev. Shane Baxter, S.T.L.
  • Rev. Tino Barrera, M.Div.
  • Rev. Khue Bui, M.Div.
  • Rev. Rodel V. Faller, M.Div.
  • Rev. Msgr. William F. Manger, M.Th.
  • Rev. Andrew Moore, M.Div.
  • Rev. Michael A. Strother, M.Div.

Psychologists for the Tribunal:

  • Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Jamail, J.C.D., Ed.D.

Court Expert

  • Mrs. Becky Richard, M.S., L.P.C.



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