A reader informed us that Father Louis Bier, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Springfield was quietly removed from ministry and the clergy list last week. The FOX news report below has more details and reports that the removal does not have to do with inappropriate contact with children.
However, we have learned that a few other priests have also been removed from ministry in recent months. These removals could be for many reasons. We will keep you updated as facts are verified.
These priests impact the lives of many outside their parish assignments. Does the archdiocese have a responsibility to let the wider diocese know the facts? If the removal does not involve child safety, I don’t believe we have a right to know about personal issues. What do you think?