March 30, 2006

Ex-chaplain removed from priesthood

The Cincinnati Post

Post staff report

A former chaplain of Mount Notre Dame High School in Reading has been removed from the priesthood by the Vatican.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati reported Wednesday that the Rev. Thomas Brunner's petition for laicization from the priesthood was approved by Pope Benedict XVI.

Laicization means a priest may no longer function as such.

Brunner was removed as pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Troy in September 2003 because of a new church law that said a priest who has offended against a child can't continue in ministry.

Posted by kshaw at March 30, 2006 08:35 AM