Carlos Rene Rodriguez

Carlos Rene Rodriguez
Diocese of San Bernardino, California
Carlos Rene Rodriguez

Father Carlos Rene Rodriguez, C.M.

Carlos Rene Rodriquez’s first abuse report was in 1987 and he was placed on leave in 1993.

Rodriguez was convicted in 2004 of abuse of 2 teen boys 1988-93. He was sentenced to 8 years’ prison, accused of abuse prior to 1994 in civil litigation, and laicized 1993 (or 1998 per L.A. Archdiocese). He was included in a 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests, which covered all of the cases that occurred since Mahony was named head of the diocese in 1985.

Carlos Rene was released from prison in 1/08 and his personnel file was released in 1/13. The Order file was released on 9/9/13.

He was found in 10/16 ministering at an L.A. church not affiliated with the archdiocese, using the name Carlos Ramirez, but was removed after publicity. A lawsuit filed in 10/18 by 2 brothers alleging abuse in the 1990s in Riverside, when they were ages 12 and 7. A warning in 6/19 from archdiocese that Rodriguez was reported to be saying mass in homes, that he is not a priest and is a convicted abuser. He was on Vincentians’ list in 2020.

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Approximate location where Carlos Rene Rodriguez served