January 01, 2005

Pastor in jail, Mass is canceled

Cincinnati Enquirer

By Janice Morse
Enquirer staff writer

ST. BERNARD - Sunday Mass is canceled at St. Mary's Traditional Catholic Church in the wake of a scandal involving a man who has led services there.

The cancellation follows the arrest of Robert Elms, also known as Father Dominic Elms, on child-pornography charges this week.

On Friday, Father Luke West, associate pastor at the church here, said the service would be canceled. He did not know when services would resume.

West would not disclose who is making decisions regarding the church's future, and he hung up on a reporter who tried to ask other questions.

An Internet site says the church generally holds Mass in Latin at 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Posted by kshaw at January 1, 2005 08:02 AM