Fr. Lorenzo T. Ruiz, O.F.M.: Accused of Sexual Abuse of Children

Fr. Lorenzo T. Ruiz, O.F.M.

Ordained, 1967

Notes: Fr. Lorenzo Ruiz was ordained a priest of the Franciscan Friars. In approximately 1994, the Archdiocese of Denver removed Fr. Ruiz from the O ce of Secretary for Hispanic A airs and withdrew his priestly faculties. In approximately 1995, Fr. Ruiz was named in a child sexual abuse lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges Fr. Ruiz formed a “Girls Club” while he worked at Holy Family in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and allegedly sexually abused a minor girl in approximately 1978. Fr. Ruiz was included in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s list of “Priests, Deacons, Religious, and Seminarians Accused of Sexual Abuse of Children.” His current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

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


1968-1969 Roger Bacon High School, St. Bernard, OH (CIN)

1970-1972 Holy Family, Santa Fe, NM (SFE)

1973-1974 San Jose, Park View, NM (SFE)

1975-1978 San Jose, Los Ojos, NM (SFE)

1979-1987 Holy Family, Albuquerque, NM (SFE)

1988-1994 Casa Guadalupe, Denver, CO (DEN)

1995 Unknown

1996-1999 St. Michael, St. Michaels AZ (GLP)

2000-2019 Unknown