Fr. Paul Baca

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1949 – 1950: Immaculate Conception Church; Las Vegas, NM
  • 1950 – 1955: San Jose Church; Anton Chico, NM
  • 1955 – 1958: St. John Nepomucene, a mission parish; El Rito, NM
  • 1958 – 1965: Our Lady of Sorrows; Bernalillo, NM
  • 1965 – 1979: Queen of Heaven; Albuquerque, NM
  • 1979 – 2000: Church of the Risen Savior; Albuquerque, NM

Notes:  Woman filed suit 1/00. Alleged a sexual relationship with Baca for one year beginning 1973 when she was 15. Suit also alleged relatioship resumed in 1989 and lasted until 1990s. Woman had a videotape and transcript wherein Baca admitted “repetitive sexual contact.” He resigned. Suit was settled 6/00 for undisclosed amount of money. Settlement also covered claims by another woman who claimed Baca had a 2 year affair with her which ended in 2000.

Sources:  Albuquerque Journal 6.8.00Albuquerque Journal 01.13.00Albuquerque Tribune 01.13.00Albuquerque Tribune 01.14.00Albuquerque Journal 01.17.00Albuquerque Tribune 01.21.00Albuquerque Tribune 1.15.00