Rev. Ronald L. Bruckner

Ordained: 1965

Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Bishop of Santa Fe diocese was James Peter Davis (1964-1974).

1971 St. Pius X High School Albuquerque NM faculty member School had 543-605 students.
1967 1969 Queen of Heaven Albuquerque NM


In residence.

Parish had a grade school with 589-543 students.
1971 1972 College of Santa Fe Santa Fe NM Chaplain and lecturer  


Bishop was Robert F. Sanchez (1974-1993)

1979 Immaculate Heart of Mary

Los Alamos

Accused in 2005 of having sexually abused a teen boy in the 1970s while pastor of IHM (Albuquerque Tribune [Albuquerque NM]
October 10, 2005).

NM Pastor  
1979 1987 Our Lady of the Assumption


• Five men reported in 1995 that they were physically and sexually abused by Bruckner while students at Our Lady's middle school in the late 1970s and early 1980s (Albuquerque Tribune [Albuquerque NM]
October 10, 2005).


NM Pastor Parish had a school with 305-212 students.


Bishop is Michael J. Sheehan (1993-)

2005 Annunciation


Removed from parish in March 2005 due to allegations of sexual abuse. Placed on restricted status in Sept. 2005 on recommendation from diocesan review board (Albuquerque Tribune [Albuquerque NM]
October 10, 2005).


NM Pastor

Parish had a school with 264 -533 students and a CCD program with 363-168 students.

1976 1978 Diocesan President of Clergy Senate        
1978 1981 Diocesan Director of Marriage and Family Life Office        
1979 1989 Diocesan Canonical Consultor        
1981 1995 Diocesan Director of Permanent Diaconate Program        
1985 1991 Diocesan Personnel Board Member        
1991 2005 Dean of Albuquerque Deanery B        

Source: Official Catholic Directory (New York: Kenedy & Sons, 1965-2005).

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