Priest cleared of porn charges sues for defamation

Fr. Mark Gruber, who is a Benedictine monk and anthropology professor, was suspended from teaching at St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa., last year by Archabbott Douglas Nowicki. Bishop Lawrence Brandt suspended Gruber's priestly functions after Nowicki and other St. Vincent officials told the bishop that Gruber had downloaded child pornography on a college computer, according to a lawsuit.

Gruber's attorney in a defamation action charged that the bishop of the Greensburg Catholic Diocese based his decision on "erroneous allegations and defamatory information" supplied by college officials.

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