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Updates: 2018/11/25 page: reorganization, improved links in menu and on this page, etc. IN THIS SECTION      Albuquerque     Farmington     Gallup     Jemez Springs     Questa     Raton     Santa Fe Quick Links     Excerpted Links     Contexts QUICK LINKS https://www.abqjournal.com/686736/priest-sex-abuse-victim-challenges-culture-of-secrecy.html https://www.abqjournal.com/450168/santa-fe-archdiocese-faces-more-abuse-suits.html https://www.abqjournal.com/738712/expriest-accused-of-murder-had-nm- ties.html?utm_source=abqjournal.com&utm_medium=related+posts+-+crime&utm_campaign=related+posts https://www.abqjournal.com/795826/diocese-ordered-to-pay-settlements-to-abuse-victims.html https://www.abqjournal.com/1247905/the-shame-of-the-catholic-church.html https://www.abqjournal.com/1237184/new-abuse-suit-filed-against-catholic-priest.html https://www.abqjournal.com/1232915/alleged-sexual-abuse-continued-after-warnings.html https://www.abqjournal.com/1215327/law-firm-representing-priest-sexual-abuse-victims-asks-ag-to-impanel-grand-jury.htmll https://www.abqjournal.com/1236678/keep-a-light-shining-on-sex-abuse-by-priests.html https://www.abqjournal.com/1217199/nmag-requests-documents-on-potential-abuse-from-all-nm-dioceses.html https://www.abqjournal.com/1215361/send-priest-sex-abuse-cases-to-a-grand-jury.html https://www.abqjournal.com/1218292/cometojesus-moment-for-the-catholic-church.html https://www.abqjournal.com/1223654/notorious-fugitive-nm-priest-in-custody-facing-child-sex-abuse-charges.html https://www.apnews.com/da92c92898eb4eb09da3be841e587e3c http://www.bishop-accountability.org/ http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news3/1994_01_17_Henson_SexAbuse_Arthur_Perrault_ETC_1.htm https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-mexico-launching-catholic-priest-sexual-abuse-investigation/ https://www.facebook.com/priestabusenewmexico/ https://www.koat.com/article/santa-fe-archbishop-discusses-exorcisms-devil/5036953 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/11/19/271072.htm https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/new-mexico-judge-orders-release-clergy-sex-abuse-records https://rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2018/08/27/from-pa-to-new-mexico-colonialism-and-the-crisis-inside-the-crisis-of-catholic-sexual- abuse/ http://www.santafenewmexican.com/life/features/catholic-leaders-wary-of-film-others-welcome-spotlight-on-sex/article_69141f59-7506-507b- bb09-430100540650.html http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/lawsuit-alleges-sex-abuse-by-priest-in-questa/article_69020c4e-4476-5909- 91aa-f7f13e2c5b77.html http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/archdiocese-of-santa-fe-publicly-names-priests-accused-of- molestation/article_39e7ebe2-08da-52d3-b976-d738d9dfb108.html http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/incoming-archbishop-faces-criticism-over-abuse-cases/article_8c8c99c7- 2ccb-5a21-9432-8ace399beb2f.html http://www.snapnetwork.org/nm https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/2018-09-05/new-mexico-ag-seeks-to-review-church-personnel- files CONTEXTS Historical - Colonialism, Feudalism, Settlerism - One Approach Rewire: https://rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2018/08/27/from-pa-to-new-mexico-colonialism-and-the-crisis-inside-the-crisis-of- catholic-sexual-abuse/ Related: Settler Social Order: The Violence of Policing inNew Mexico Fall 11-14-2016 Elisabeth R. Ehlert Perkal University of New Mexico - Main Campus This thesis is approved, and it is acceptable in quality and form for publication:  Approved by the Thesis Committee:  Dr. Amy Brandzel, Chairperson  Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale  Dr. David Correia Religious-Culture KOAT:Santa Fe Archbishop Discusses Exorcisms, Devil https://www.koat.com/article/santa-fe-archbishop-discusses-exorcisms-devil/5036953 Independent:Virgin Mary statue weeps 'tears of olive oil', Catholic church claims Strange phenomenon prompts people to come for conversions, confessions and to watch the mother of God cry https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/virgin-mary-statue-olive-oil-weeping-new-mexico-catholic-church- a8454546.html EXCERPTED LINKS, LIST Albuquerque Journal: The shame of the Catholic church. BY CAL THOMAS (2018/11/18) https://www.abqjournal.com/1247905/the-shame-of-the-catholic-church.html New abuse suit filed against cath. priest. By T.S. Last (2018/10/24) https://www.abqjournal.com/1237184/new-abuse-suit-filed-against-catholic-priest.html Alleged sexual abuse continued after warnings.BY COLLEEN HEILD (2018/10/13) https://www.abqjournal.com/1232915/alleged-sexual-abuse-continued-after-warnings.html New Mexico AG asked to impanel grand jury on priest abuse.BY RICK NATHANSON  (2018/08/30) https://www.abqjournal.com/1215327/law-firm-representing-priest-sexual-abuse-victims-asks-ag-to-impanel-grand- jury.html Keep light shining (2018/08/24) https://www.abqjournal.com/1236678/keep-a-light-shining-on-sex-abuse-by-priests.html Angela Kocherga(2018) https://www.abqjournal.com/1217199/nmag-requests-documents-on-potential-abuse-from-all-nm-dioceses.html Send priest sex abuse cases to a grand jury. BY LEVI A. MONAGLE. (2018/08/31) https://www.abqjournal.com/1215361/send-priest-sex-abuse-cases-to-a-grand-jury.html Come-to-Jesus moment for the Catholic Church. BY DIANE DIMOND. (2018/09/08) 2018 at 12:02am https://www.abqjournal.com/1218292/cometojesus-moment-for-the-catholic-church.html Fugitive Priest in Custody Facing Child Sebuse Charges https://www.abqjournal.com/1223654/notorious-fugitive-nm-priest-in-custody-facing-child-sex-abuse-charges.html Priest sex abuse victim challenges ‘culture of secrecy’.BY OLIVIER UYTTEBROUCK  (2015/12/06) https://www.abqjournal.com/686736/priest-sex-abuse-victim-challenges-culture-of-secrecy.html Santa Fe archdiocese faces more sex abuse suits.  BY OLIVIER UYTTEBROUCK (2014/08/22) https://www.abqjournal.com/450168/santa-fe-archdiocese-faces-more-abuse-suits.html CBS: New Mexico AG launches investigation into allegations of Catholic clergy sexual abuse (2018/09/06) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-mexico-launching-catholic-priest-sexual-abuse-investigation/ National Catholic Reporter https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/new-mexico-judge-orders-release-clergy-sex-abuse-records Santa Fe New Mexican: Archdiocese of Santa Fe Publicly names priests accused of molestation. Andrew Oxford (2017/09/12) http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/archdiocese-of-santa-fe-publicly-names-priests-accused-of- molestation/article_39e7ebe2-08da-52d3-b976-d738d9dfb108.html Catholic leaders wary of film; others welcome spotlight on sex abuse, cover-up (2015) http://www.santafenewmexican.com/life/features/catholic-leaders-wary-of-film-others-welcome-spotlight-on-sex/article_69141f59- 7506-507b-bb09-430100540650.html Lawsuit alleges sex abuse by priest in questa http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/lawsuit-alleges-sex-abuse-by-priest-in-questa/article_69020c4e- 4476-5909-91aa-f7f13e2c5b77.html Incoming archbishop faces criticism over abuse cases (2015) http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/incoming-archbishop-faces-criticism-over-abuse- cases/article_8c8c99c7-2ccb-5a21-9432-8ace399beb2f.html Snap: http://www.snapnetwork.org/nm US News: New Mexico Wants to Review Church Files for Sex Abuse. Sept. 5, 2018 https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/2018-09-05/new-mexico-ag-seeks-to-review-church- personnel-files New Mexico Catholic Sexual Abuse Albuquerque (and beyond) Abq Journal:  Priest sex abuse victim challenges culture of secrecy https://www.abqjournal.com/686736/priest-sex-abuse-victim-challenges-culture-of-secrecy.html Farmington Bishop Accountability:  Scandal Shakes Diocese of Gallup.  By Hannah Grover (2013/09/06) http://www.bishop-accountability.org/ Excerpt from Bishop Accountability - Farmington Daily Times:   Ex-Farmington priest allegedly abused children, covered up for others.  (Front page story.) “On Sunday, Catholic Churches throughout the Diocese of Gallup surprised the parishioners with a letter from Bishop James S. Wall announcing that the diocese would file Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The letter explained that sexual abuse lawsuits brought against the diocese prompted the bankruptcy.  In the past decade, more than a dozen priests in the Diocese of Gallup, which includes parishes in San Juan County, have been accused of sexually asssaulting minors, according to BishopAccountability.org, a website based out of Massachusettes that documents abuse in the Catholic Church.” http://www.bishop-accountability.org/ Gallup Gallup diocese ordered to pay settlements to abuse victims BY MAGGIE SHEPRAD / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER Published: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 12:05am Updated: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 https://www.abqjournal.com/795826/diocese-ordered-to-pay-settlements-to-abuse-victims.html Gallup diocese bankruptcy case closed, $17.6 million paid to claimants Feb 7, 2017 by Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola, Gallup Independent https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/gallup-diocese-bankruptcy-case-closed-176-million-paid-claimants Insurance Journal:  New Mexico Man Settles Sex Abuse Suit Against Catholic Church (2012/11/19) http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2012/11/19/271072.htm Jemez Springs Bishop Accountability:  Sex-Abuse Suits Jolt N.M. Archdiocese Excerpt from Bishop Accountability per Phil. InqBy Rich Henson Philadelphia Inquirer 01/17/1994 : For three decades, the Catholic Church sent priests who had been accused of molesting children to this corner of New Mexico.  They were counseled at a treatment center tucked discreetly in the Jemez Mountains. Once released, many of these priests stayed in the area, serving in local parishes.  Now a proliferation of sex-abuse charges has jarred the spiritual core of this traditional Catholic community, spurring so many lawsuits that they threaten to bankrupt the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.  So far, more than 100 complainants have asked for $50 million from the archdiocese. Church officials acknowledge that complaints have been filed against 45 to 50 priests for alleged sexual abuse of children and adolescents in the archdiocese over the last 30 years. The complaints occurred both in urban parishes of the state's larger cities, and at rural missions scattered on ponderosa-covered mountains and sun-baked mesas of New Mexico's rugged countryside. Several of the suits contend that the archdiocese, which covers two-thirds of New Mexico and has 300,000 faithful, kept silent while allegations of sexual abuse were tucked away in file cabinets. The complaints included everything from an unwanted kiss, to fondling, to oral sex, to sodomy. http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news3/1994_01_17_Henson_SexAbuse_Arthur_Perrault_ETC_1.htm Questa Santa Fe New Mexican:  Lawsuit alleges sex abuse by priest in Questa http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/lawsuit-alleges-sex-abuse-by-priest-in-questa/article_69020c4e- 4476-5909-91aa-f7f13e2c5b77.html Raton Bishop Accountability:  N.M. Priest Charged with Sexual Misconduct - Raton (2006) Excerpt from Bishop Accountability per the Santa Fe New Mexican (02/24/2006) The Rev. George Silva, 73, formerly a priest at two Catholic parishes in Raton, was arrested Thursday by FBI agents on charges of sexual misconduct involving a minor.  A federal grand jury in Albuquerque indicted Silva on Wednesday on four counts involving transporting a boy under the age of 16 from New Mexico to France and Portugal for criminal and illicit sexual activity. http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2006/01_02/2006_02_24_Constable_NMPriest.htm Santa Fe Santa Fe New Mexican:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe Publicly names priests accused of molestation. Andrew Oxford (2017/09/12) http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/archdiocese-of-santa-fe-publicly-names-priests-accused-of- molestation/article_39e7ebe2-08da-52d3-b976-d738d9dfb108.html