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March 20, 1993 | From Associated Press
The nation's first Latino archbishop submitted his resignation Friday amid accusations that he had sexual relationships with up to five women. "It is my personal desire to thoroughly evaluate my life and ministry before God so that I may have a clear vision of my life and ministry for the future," Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez said in a letter released by the archdiocese. Ron Wolf, chancellor of the Santa Fe, N. M.
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April 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
An archbishop's resignation was accepted Tuesday, a move that parishioners and priests hoped will signal the start of the Roman Catholic Church's recovery from a series of sex scandals in New Mexico. Pope John Paul II accepted the resignation of Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez, 59, the nation's first Latino archbishop. Sanchez offered to step down March 19 after allegations surfaced that he had sex with several women in the 1970s and 1980s, when at least some of them were teen-agers.
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April 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
An archbishop's resignation was accepted Tuesday, a move that parishioners and priests hoped will signal the start of the Roman Catholic Church's recovery from a series of sex scandals in New Mexico. Pope John Paul II accepted the resignation of Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez, 59, the nation's first Latino archbishop. Sanchez offered to step down March 19 after allegations surfaced that he had sex with several women in the 1970s and 1980s, when at least some of them were teen-agers.
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March 20, 1993 | From Associated Press
The nation's first Latino archbishop submitted his resignation Friday amid accusations that he had sexual relationships with up to five women. "It is my personal desire to thoroughly evaluate my life and ministry before God so that I may have a clear vision of my life and ministry for the future," Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez said in a letter released by the archdiocese. Ron Wolf, chancellor of the Santa Fe, N. M.
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March 10, 1993 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
In another blow to a church already reeling from charges of sexual misconduct by clergy, Roman Catholic Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez of Santa Fe, N.M., has acknowledged relationships with at least three women.
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May 4, 1985 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
An 85-year-old religious brother who started soup kitchens, refuges for transients, homes for the retarded, centers for epileptics and retirement homes for priests from Boston to Los Angeles will be honored Sunday in Chicago with the 1985 Lumen Christi Award of the Catholic Church Extension Society. Brother Mathias Barrett, born on St. Patrick's Day in Ireland 85 years ago and now nearly blind from glaucoma, was nominated for the award by Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez of Santa Fe, N.M.
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November 21, 1987 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Seeking to counteract the fundamentalist sects and storefront churches that attract many Latinos, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops have endorsed a strategy that they hope will make parish life more intimate and appealing. Small, supportive groups within parishes need to be formed in greater numbers to make the Latino of Catholic background feel comfortable and respected, according to a plan adopted here by the American hierarchy this week.
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October 1, 1989 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, Times Staff Writer
Ernest Montoya became a priest on Saturday in front of an emotional crowd of friends and family members--including his five children and nine grandchildren. The silver-haired Montoya does not look the part of the typical newly ordained priest. On Saturday, the day of his ordination at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Long Beach, Montoya turned 63. "Happy birthday, dear Ernieeee," the congregation of more than 300 belted out to the strains of organ music.
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March 23, 1993 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Newspapers published by nine major Roman Catholic dioceses, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, have refused to run a paid advertisement for a new novel by Father Andrew Greeley that deals with the sexual abuse of children by priests and with domestic violence. The banned advertisement describes "Fall From Grace" as a candid story about pedophile priests and battered women. It calls the book a passionate account of the struggle by "brave priests and lay people" against the injustices.
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June 21, 2003 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
As the nation's Roman Catholic bishops gathered here, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, the main advocacy group for victims of clerical sexual abuse, staged a sidewalk demonstration aimed at a single bishop -- not to denounce him, but to offer congratulations. Standing across the street from the hotel where the bishops were gathered, the group held up placards saying Bishop Paul Bootkoski of Newark, N.J.
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March 10, 1993 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
In another blow to a church already reeling from charges of sexual misconduct by clergy, Roman Catholic Archbishop Robert F. Sanchez of Santa Fe, N.M., has acknowledged relationships with at least three women.
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