Ordained: < 1977
Rubin Abaya was one of seven priests sued in a civil suit filed by a 16 year-old girl after the priests allegedly sexually abused her over the course of several years at St. Philomena in Carson, CA. One of the priests impregnated the young woman, after which, she was secreted away to the Phillipines. After the suits were filed, all seven priests fled the country with support from the Archdiocese. The other priests included Santiago (Henry) Tamayo, Henry Caboang, Valentine Tugade, Sylvio Lacar, Victor Balbin, and Angelo Cruces.
Father Abaya's Assignments
|Our Lady Help of Christians||East Orange, NJ||1977..1978|
|Holy Cross||Rumson, NJ||1978..1980|
|Holy Rosary||Rumson, NJ||1978..1980|
|St. Philomena||Carson, CA||April 1980|
|St. Mary's||Perth Amboy, NJ||1980..1983|