Fr. Edward Rutowski

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Accused in two 1994 civil suits of molesting minors. Was priest in St. Anthony of Padua Province in Chicopee, MA; requested transfer to Santa Fe for “health reasons.” Apparently incardinated into Arch. of Santa Fe in 1956 or 1957. Alleged to have abused one boy in 1967. Abuse alleged of another boy in 1971 by Rutowski and church custodian. Retired in 1991. Facilities were restricted to private celebrations of mass after accusations by one youth. Accused in suit filed 12/17/15 of abusing various boys, one from 1975-79, beginning when boy was age 9 and Rutowski was at St. Jude Thaddeus in Albuquerque.

Sources:  Paul R v Arch Dioces of Sante Fe, NM Bernalillo Cty # CV-94-2895; New Mexican 12.17.15Albuquerque Journal 11.12.16