Fr. Crispin Butz

Diocese:  Diocese of Gallup

Religious Order:  Franciscan

Notes:  Name among Franciscan alleged clergy perpetrators of sexual abuse in 12/14 court documents related to Gallup NM diocese’s bankruptcy case. Early in career worked in Batesville, IN and Louisville, KY; moved to Sacred Heart Parish, Gallup NM 1954. Abuse allegedly during 1960-63, when at St. Francis of Assisi, Gallup. Other assignments: .Basilica Cathedral of St. Francis, Santa Fe, rector 1984-94. Pastored parishes in Albuquerque, Bloomfield, Cuba and Grants NM. Last assignment St. Paschal Friary, Santa Fe. Died 11/7/11 at Casa Guadalupe Friary, Albuquerque.

Sources:  Gallup Bankruptcy Motion 10.30.14; Gallup Independent 12.03.14; Franciscan Alumni website accessed 07.05.15; legacydotcom accessed 07.05.15;