Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Religious Order: Franciscan
Notes: In 1995 suit in NM, woman claimed Ruiz started a “girls club” at church to find victims for sex and that he abused her and others in 1978 after taking them on outings and giving them money and presents. Suit includes charges against Archdiocese of Denver and Franciscan Order. Ruiz transferred from Albuquerque to Denver in 1987 and became head of Hispanic Affairs. He was abruptly removed from the post in 11/04 and his faculties were removed.