In a press release dated January 11, 2012, Bishop Armando X. Ochoa former bishop – now Administrator – of the Diocese of El Paso disclosed he is taking legal action against Fr. Michael Rodriguez, former administrator of San Juan Bautista Parish in El Paso.
It is unfortunate that Bishop Armando Ochoa, Administrator of the Diocese of El Paso and no longer our bishop, has decided to pursue legal action against me. Such legal action is unjust. Over the course of 9 1/2 years as the parish priest of San Juan Bautista Catholic Church, I poured my heart and soul into caring for this parish, both in terms of temporal goods, and especially spiritual goods. I'm confident that hundreds of my former parishioners will eagerly testify to this.