Fr. Charles Rourke

Ordained: 1958
Status: Settled

Died: 04/14/1993
Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Rourke was suspended from ministry in 1984 for alcohol-related medical reasons. The Diocese became aware of allegations of child abuse against him. On leave of absence 1969-1973 and assigned to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Returned to the Tucson diocese 1973-1975 and 1981-1984, with another leave of absence 1975-1981 between those assignments. Died by suicide 4/14/1993 while under investigation for alleged abuse of children in Albuquerque. Named in a civil suit which settled in 2006 as part of Tucson bankruptcy. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/2017. On the Diocese of San Bernardino list 10/9/2018 which notes that the Diocese was aware in 1979 of alleged abuse the same year.

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