Mobile, Alabama (WKRGMore) — nearly a year after the Archdiocese of Mobile reported to the District Attorney’s Office that former Father Alex Crowe had abandoned his duties in the Diocese of Corpus Christi and fled to Italy with an 18-year-old student of the Magill Turen alumni. A month has passed.
On Monday morning, Archbishop Thomas Lodi made his first public comment on the scandal in a video posted online. Facebook.
“I am concerned, saddened and outraged by the actions of Alex Crow and how he is impacting the young woman and her family throughout her travels and the entire family of the Archdiocese of Mobile. I’ll join you,” Lodi said.
This came a week after the publication of two letters written by Crowe. One is valentines day letter Addressing a 17-year-old girl at the time, he announced that the two were married.
“Now, I think I have a question for you,” Roddy said. “me too.”
According to the archdiocese’s website, Crow has not yet been permanently dismissed from his priesthood. However, they are not allowed to perform the duties of a priest.
“Alex Crowe was immediately informed that he could no longer serve as a priest,” Lodi said. “He couldn’t dress like a priest. He couldn’t tell people he was a priest.”
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office told WKRG that Crow is still practicing in Italy despite being told he cannot practice the priesthood.
“We believe there is no way for Alex Crow to return to ministry, and this is widely shared within the Catholic Church,” Lodi said.
The archbishop plans to remove Mr Crow from his priesthood, but the process cannot begin until January.
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