Diocese: Diocese of Las Cruces, Diocese of Pueblo, Diocese of San Diego
Religious Order: Sons of the Holy Family
Notes: Although ordained in 1946, by 1951 he was teaching in High School in Buenos Aires. Came to Pueblo CO. Diocese in 1951 to replace his brother, John Sierra. Served in El Paso and several parishes now part of Las Cruces NM diocese. in 1950s & 1960s. By 1970 he was part of San Diego CA Diocese. Named in 1994 civil suit (later settled) re abuse of girls in Santa Cruz NM., Included in San Diego list of credible abusers 3/07. Status was “removed”. Personnel file released 10/25/10.
Sources: Albuquerque Jounral 06.14.46; Santa Fe New Mexican 06.14.46; Greely Daily Tribune 01.17.51; Silver City Daily Press 01.25.68; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.11.96; Lompoc Record 03.30.07; San Diego Union Tribune 03.31.07; Desert Sun 04.11.07; San Diego Union Tribune 10.24.10; Docuents Released by San Diego Diocese 10.25.10; Diocese of San Diego Assignment List 3.30.07; http://bishop-accountability.org/