Fr. Michael Baca
On the Gallup diocese’s 12/16/14 list. Assigned to St Joseph the Worker in San Fidel NM in 1961. Per the Official Catholic Directory was there as Retreat Director 1961-70. Did 18 years of missionary work 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 12/18, noted to be deceased. Accused, along with Rev. Conran Runnebaum OFM, in 2009 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 9/20/19. On Peoria list by 1/20.
- Wichita Catholic Advance 09.23.60
- Santa Fe New Mexican 05.31.62
- Albuquerque Journal 05.09.63
- Santa Fe New Mexican 05.27.65
- Clovis News Journal 10.11.68
- Santa Fe New Mexican 07.21.78
- Gallup Diocese Website 12.16.14
- Cibola Beacon 05.10.17
- Diocese of Gallup List 11.30.18
- Santa Fe Reporter 02.06.19
- Diocese of Wichita List 09.20.19
- Diocese of Peoria List 01.28.20
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