Father Ritter founded Convent House in 1969 as a shelter for runaways. Approximately twenty years later, two men accused Ritter of having had sexual relations with them when there were teenagers. Additional people have come forward and have similarly accused Ritter of sexual impropriety while they were residents at Convent House. Ritter was also accused of misusing Convent House money, although he has denied both financial and sexual misconduct accusations. Ritter resigned from his position at Convent House in 1990.