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Mr. Alfred C. Graves

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St. Michael's Parish

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St. Michael's Parish

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MassLive News - Past violators in Springfield Diocese could face more severe punishment

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Alfred C. Graves and Donald V. Dube were removed in the early 1990s from partial or all ministry as a result of sexual misconduct.

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Phone messages seeking comment from Kennedy, Graves and Dube went unanswered.
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Graves in 1992 resigned abruptly from Our Lady of Hope Church in Springfield.He too was reported to be on a leave of absence from 1993-94 and then disappeared from the directory altogether.
A call was placed to him at a Rutland, Vt., address.
Lavigne's status as a priest and his financial support by the diocese have recently been the object of protest in the diocese.
The Rev. James J. Scahill, pastor of St. Michael's Parish in East Longmeadow, announced at Masses at his church last week that it is withholding contributions for the diocese until Lavigne is laicized.
The announcement was met with applause by parishioners.
Dupre said mandatory laicization was taken off the table yesterday at least partially out of concern that the policy may not meet approval from the Vatican, which has publicly expressed concerns about cutting ties to all abusing priests.
Before the policy is formally enforced, it has to be approved by the Vatican.
Dupre doesn't anticipate the Vatican making any major changes.


Alfred C. Graves to become ...

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Alfred C. Graves to become their pastor.The call was accepted, and, January 1, 1871, Mr. Graves entered upon his work.The church and

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Mr. Graves continued to labor with the church with marked ability and faithfulness until the 1st of October, 1876, having served a period of five years and nine months, when, by his resignation, his official connection with the church and society was terminated. During the pastorate of Dr. Graves 171 members united with the church,--by baptism, 92; by letter, 50; on experience, 27; and by resotration, 2.Removals, 74,--by letter, 41; by death, 26; dropped from the rolls of the church, 2; and by excommuncation, 5.


MassLive News - 5 priests removed under new policy

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Edward M. Kennedy, Richard F. Meehan, Alfred C. Graves and Donald V. Dube are the first priests in the Springfield diocese to face more severe punishments as a result of a policy that U.S. bishops adopted last month in Dallas, according to the Most Rev. Thomas L. Dupre, the bishop of the Springfield diocese.

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Graves and Dube were also removed from parish ministry in the 1990s, but have not participated in any ministry since then.
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In 1992, Graves resigned abruptly from Our Lady of Hope Church in Springfield.


Catholics Protest Near Law’s Residence, Demand Resignation

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Alfred C. Graves resigned in 1992 from Our Lady of Hope Church in Springfield.He too was reported on a leave of absence from 1993-94 and then disappeared from the directory.

Donald A. Desilets was barred from public ministry by the commission in the early 1990s after he allegedly molested two boys in the former Precious Blood Parish in Holyoke.He retired to Montreal, where he died last year.
"Years ago we failed to recognize this conduct was a symptom of a mental health disorder.That led to some terrible mistakes in thinking the persons could reform themselves and return to full ministry," Dupre said. (AP)
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Catholics protest outside Law's home

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Alfred C. Graves resigned in 1992 from Our Lady of Hope Church in Springfield.He too was reported on a leave of absence from 1993-94 and then disappeared from the directory.

Donald A. Desilets was barred from public ministry by the commission in the early 1990s after he allegedly molested two boys in the former Precious Blood Parish in Holyoke.He retired to Montreal, where he died last year.
"Years ago we failed to recognize this conduct was a symptom of a mental health disorder.That led to some terrible mistakes in thinking the persons could reform themselves and return to full ministry," Dupre said.
Monday, February 18, 2002
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