Fr. John Edward Ruhl

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Order: CM
Ordained: 1964
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA

Ordained for the Vincentians. Incardinated in 1983 into the Diocese of Orange. Diocese knew of one allegation in 1992. Accused of abuse of at least three minors 1970-82. Named in archdiocesan report. On list of abusers in Orange diocese. Named in at least one civil suit. One $500K settlement in 2005. Personnel file released 9/9/13. Also worked in Cape Girardeau and Perryville, MO. Personnel file released 10/26/13. Per Orange diocese website 8/12/16, Ruhl’s status was “Life of Prayer and Penance.” Named in 10/18 lawsuit. Died 4/17/18. On Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese’s list updated 4/1/19.


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