Fr. John D. Rutledge
Rutledge was named publicly as accused on the Mobile archdiocese’s list 12/6/18. ‘Misconduct’ noted to have occurred 1968 while assigned to St Michael’s in Auburn, an African-American parish. Rutledge trained at the Vincentian’s Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton PA and after ordination there in 1951 was assigned to missionary work at St Mary’s in Balboa, Panama.Transferred after his Auburn assignment in 1971 to Our Lady of the Immaculate Medal/St Mary’s church in Greensboro NC, in the newly formed Charlotte diocese. Rutledge was pastor there 1972-75, then began graduate studies at Catholic University in Washington DC. In 1978, he was assigned again to St Mary’s in Balboa. He died there on 3/23/98. On the Charlotte diocese’s list 12/29/19.
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