Fr. Michael Baca

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1953
Status: Settled

Died: 09/8/1997
Diocese: Diocese of Gallup NM

Michael or Miguel. Name incuded the Gallup diocese’s 12/16/2014 list of credibly accused. Assigned to St Joseph the Worker in San Fidel NM in 1961. Per the Official Catholic Directory was there as Retreat Director 1961-1970. Missionary for 18 years throughout the US, and among the Otomi Indians of Central Mexico. Also worked in the Peoria IL diocese and the Santa Fe and Louisville archdioceses. Wrote the “Life Is for Living” column for 12 years for the national magazine St. Anthony Messenger. On Gallup diocese’s list in 12/2018. Died 9/8/1997. Accused in 2009, along with Rev. Conran Runnebaum OFM, of abuse of a boy, age 8, in 1961 in NM. Diocese settled. Attorney said there had been previous complaints about both priests. On Wichita diocese’s list 9/20/2019. On Peoria list by 1/2020.

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