April 22, 2006

Priest's exit stuns staff

The Dallas Morning News

10:04 PM CDT on Friday, April 21, 2006
By BROOKS EGERTON / The Dallas Morning News

The pastor of Dallas' Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe suddenly left his high-profile post this week, stunning staff members and leaving fellow clergymen in the dark.

Catholic Bishop Charles Grahmann has tightly guarded news about the Rev. Ramon Alvarez's departure, which the priest disclosed to some church staff Monday.

By late this week, many other local clerics didn't know it happened, or why.

Bronson Havard, the bishop's spokesman, declined to answer when a reporter asked whether the priest was in trouble.

Posted by kshaw at April 22, 2006 07:05 AM