DAILY CATHOLIC     MONDAY     November 16, 1998     vol. 9, no. 224

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          DALLAS (CWNews.com) - The Diocese of Dallas has initiated proceedings to remove the preaching faculties from a priest accused of sexually abusing children, The Dallas Morning News newspaper reported on Friday and confirmed on Saturday that Bishop Charles V. Grahmann suspended Father Kenneth Roberts, who had been ordered in 1995 to end all public ministry, including the public celebration of Mass, after a settlement was made in a similar case in St. Louis. But the priest is now suspected of using the Internet, radio, and television to practice ministry, and was ordered by Bishop Grahmann to cease immediately.

          Father Roberts said through a spokesman that he denies the accusations made against him in St. Louis and, before that, in Peoria, Illinois. He added that he could not comment on the Dallas allegations because he said he suffered from blackouts and amnesia related to illness during that time. He has not been charged in criminal or civil courts.

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Nov 16, 1998       volume 9, no. 224


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