Fr. Remy Rudin, O.F.M.: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Remy Rudin, O.F.M.

Ordained, 1949

Notes: Fr. Remy Rudin was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of Saint Barbara, part of what is formally known as the Order of Friars Minor. Fr. Rudin is known to have worked in Arizona, Oregon, California, and Colorado. In a 2004 lawsuit, eight survivors accused Fr. Rudin of child sexual abuse that allegedly occurred in approximately the 1960s and early 1970s while he worked at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon. He was included in the Franciscan Friars Province of Saint Barbara’s “List of Franciscan Friars from the St. Barbara Province with Credibly (sic) Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor” in the section “Deceased Former Province of St. Barbara Friars Who Have Been Credibly Accused.” According to this list, reports were made in 2004 and 2017 alleging that Fr. Rudin sexually abused a minor from approximately 1965 to 1975.

Assignments within the Archdiocese/Diocese(s) in Colorado: Pueblo


1950 Unknown

1951-1952 St. Catherine’s Mission, Topawa, AZ (TUC)

1953 Our Lady of the Angels, Topawa, AZ (TUC)

1954-1955 Our Lady of Guadalupe, Cowlic, AZ (TUC)

1956-1961 St. Catherine’s, Topawa, AZ (TUC)

1962 Immaculate Conception, Shaw, OR (P)

1963-1968 St. Mary’s, Shaw, OR (P)

1967-1975 Ascension, Portland, OR (P)

1969-1972 Salem McLaren School for Boys, Woodburn, OR (P)

1975-1977 Old Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (LA)

1978-1980 Holy Family, Pueblo, CO (PBL)

1980-1982 St. John’s, Laveen, AZ (PHX)

1983-1985 Unknown

1986-1989 St. Catherine’s, Topawa, AZ (TUC)

1989-1990 Old Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (LA)

1991 Died