Saint John’s SOT Professor “Likely Harrassed”


diaz_miguelMiguel 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 after an investigation found it likely that he sexually harassed a married couple where he now works.” [ View ]

Father Anthony Ruff, another SOT faculty member, received treatment at St. Luke’s nearly a decade ago [ View ].
According to the Saint John’s School of Theology (SOT) web site [ View ], Diaz is still a professor at the Saint John’s:

Professor of Theology, 2004-
United States Ambassador to the Holy See, August 2009-
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1992; Ph.D., 2000
B.A., St. Thomas University, 1988;

According to the web site [ View ]  in 2009:

Miguel H. Díaz, Ph.D., who serves on the graduate faculty of the School of Theology∙Seminary of Saint John’s University and undergraduate faculty of the Department of Theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, has been sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican).

In 2009, MaryAnn Baenninger, president of the College of Saint Benedict said:

The College of Saint Benedict is enormously proud that Miguel has been named to this important post. Miguel is a highly-respected theologian and scholar, and an excellent teacher. Most importantly, he has a deep commitment to Catholic social justice and to inclusiveness in the Catholic Church. He truly lives a life of faith. He is ideal for this post.”  [ View ]

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Topics: Anthony Ruff, MaryAnn Baenninger, Miguel Diaz

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