UPDATE: Fr. Brendan Doyle Suspended from Public Ministry
JEFFERSON CITY - Diocesan spokesperson Deacon Dan Joyce said Wednesday a review board of seven members recommended not to prosecute Father Brendan Doyle. Joyce said the review board does believe that the church charter was violated by Doyle and recommended that he not return to public ministry at this time.
Bishop John Gaydos accepted the recommendation of the review board and suspended Doyle.
On November 17, 2011, Fr. Doyle reported a suspected virus on his computer and sought technical assistance. Upon review of the computer, inappropriate web images were discovered.
Doyle was placed on a temporary leave of absence from all diocesan work in accordance with diocesan policy.