Category Archives: Anthony Ruff

The Perpetrator’s Psalm

Credibly accused Saint John’s Abbey monk perpetrator Father Anthony Ruff wrote a psalm that will be used during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States later this week. While Father Ruff’s psalm has received some attention (Saint Cloud Times,  Saint Cloud Diocese, Catholic Herald), credible allegations of sexual … Continue reading

Rev. Anthony Ruff Still on SJU Staff

Father Anthony Ruff remains on the staff at St. John’s University [ Link ] despite credible allegations of sexual misconduct and retaliation, after which he was sent to the Saint Luke Institute in Maryland for more than one year. Father Anthony Ruff also remains … Continue reading

The List

The List: 94 Credibly Accused Tracking the Public Lists Since the 1930s, fifty-six (56) monks and twelve (12) other members of the Saint John’s community have been credibly accused of sexual abuse and/or other misconduct. Another twenty-six (26) men with strong ties to … Continue reading

Saint John’s SOT Professor “Likely Harrassed”

Miguel Diaz, currently listed as a professor at Saint John’s School of Theology (SOT) was found to have likely engaged in “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature” toward a married couple” and is “moving from one Roman Catholic university to another … Continue reading

Background for Father Anthony Ruff, OSB

*** Simple Vows (Quarterly – July, 1989) Brother Anthony (William) Ruff was born in 1963, and was raised on his family’s farm near Franklin, Minnesota. At Franklin High School he was class president, Future Farmers of America president, a band … Continue reading

National Catholic Youth Choir coming to Moline June 28

MOLINE — Sacred Heart Church, 1608 13th St., will host a concert by the National Catholic Youth Choir (NCYC) on Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is part of the choir’s tour of Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.

Choir Kids & Anonymous Monks

Saint John’s Abbey recently increased the number of known sex offenders from the monastery from eighteen to twenty-three. [ View ] However, the monastery refuses to name the five newly ordained offenders — and has taken the names of the … Continue reading

Fr. Anthony Ruff Resigns

[Webmaster’s Note: We hope that Fr. Anthony Ruff will next turn his attention to the hypocrisy within his own community. However, as one of the compromised/offending monks, we doubt he will. Below is his open letter to bishops in the United … Continue reading

Anthony Ruff, OSB

Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB, is a monk of St. John’s Abbey. He teaches liturgy, liturgical music, and Gregorian chant at St. John’s University School of Theology-Seminary. He is the founder of the National Catholic Youth choir. He is widely published … Continue reading

A Critical Investigation of Fr. Anthony Ruff

I have recently visited the “Pray Tell” blog, which seems to be mostly run by a Benedictine priest, Fr. Anthony Ruff from St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. Yes my friends, the home of liturgical demolition. There are many other … Continue reading

Abbey Monks on the Web

The following monks from St. John’s Abbey have web sites: Fr. Tom Andert Fr. Timothy Backous Br. Dennis Beach Fr. Nickolas Becker Br. Isaac Connolly

Congress of Abbots Update

Saint John’s Abbey was well represented at this Congress. Timothy Kelly, OSB, was there as the American Cassinese Congregation’s president. William Skudlarek, OSB, updated the Congress on thework of the Monastic Interreligious Dialog (MID). Michael Naughton, OSB, presented a report … Continue reading