October 25, 2005

One removed from priesthood, three get instructions


LOUISVILLE, Ky. The Vatican has removed a fourth Louisville man from the priesthood and ordered three others to live out their days in prayer and penance.

The ousted priest was Joseph Herp, who had been accused of sexual abuse in four lawsuits in 2002 and 2003. The Louisville Archdiocese also reports that Robert Dollinger, J. Irvin Mouser and Edwin Scherzer will not be allowed to perform public ministry, present themselves as priests or have unsupervised contact with minors. They're the three instructed to concern themselves with prayer and penance.

Posted by kshaw at October 25, 2005 07:13 AM