Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Religious Order: Brothers of the Christian Schools
Notes: In separate 1995 lawsuits, 2 brothers and another man claim abuse while in elementary school by Br. Abdon and other Christian Brothers at St. Michael’s in Santa Fe and at College of Santa Fe in 1950s. Last of lawsuits settled 10/96. Woman also filed suit in 1995 alleging that she was abused by Abdon at St. Michaels. Abdon died in 1977. Stadium at St. Michael’s is Brother Abdon Field, even in 2008.
Sources: Obituary and Assignments 08.17.77; Ortiz y Pino, M v Christian Brothers 05.17.95; Ortiz y Pino, P v Christian Brothrs 05.17.95; Sante Fe New Mexican 05.18.95; Albuquerque Journal 05.19.95; McGuire v Christian Brothers 06.28.95; Albuquerque Journal 07.01.95; Malone v St Charles College, Abdon & NOSF 08.03.95; Albuquerque Journal 08.08.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.30.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.03.96; http://bishop-accountability.org/