Catholic Priest Removed from Ministry

WLBT [Jackson MS]
January 5, 2007

A highly regarded Madison priest has been suspended from his duties. The Catholic Diocese has posted a statement on its website which says Rev. Robert Olivier, who was sacramental minister at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gluckstadt, was being investigated regarding an incident in the late 1950's. According to the statement, while Olivier was serving on his first assignment as a newly-ordained priest, he had inappropriate sexual contact, but not intercourse, with a teenage female parishioner. The statement also says Olivier admitted to the contact which lasted over a four-year period. He was removed from ministry December 19th.


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