Diocese: Diocese of Gallup
Religious Order: Franciscan
Notes: Originally from Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist in Cincinnati. Worked in TX, MO, KS, KY and NM. Assigned to China missions 1929-36. In NM worked in Gallup and Lumberton and its missions. Assignments included St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Gallup NM (1955), St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Lumberton NM (1961-1964). Died 10/14/87 in Albuquerque. Accused of abusing a young girl near the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. Accuser was given counseling and matter referred to Review Board. Allegation found to be credible by Diocese and Order. Included on Gallup diocese’s 12/14 list of clerics credibly accused of sexual abuse of minor(s).
Sources: Necrology of Friars p 254 1999; Arizona Republic 08.14.03; Gallup Independent 08.02.05; Gallup Independent 05.28.11; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; Gallup Bankruptcy Motion 10.30.14; Diocese of Gallup [downloaded 02.28.15; http://bishop-accountability.org/