Fr. James B. Hay

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

Ordained for El Paso, incardinated into Las Cruces Diocese when it was formed in 1982. Died in 1974. A man filed suit 2006 alleging that Hay raped him and another youth in 1964 while assigned to Our Lady of the Light. The suit named El Paso diocese and Hay’s supervising priest, who the accuser said ignored his requests for help. Case dismissed on SOL 1/09; plaintiff filed motion to recuse judge since he contributed to Church during the pendency of the case. Judge withdrew 4/28/09. New judge was to reopen the case 5/09. On Las Cruces diocese’s list 6/24/19. In 11/18 a Catholic Elementary school named after Hay changed its name to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School.


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