Alabama priest marries teen after abandoning post, leaving for Europe

“The recent news of Crow’s civil marriage only confirms the Archbishop’s judgment,” the statement read. “Archbishop Rodi anticipates that the Vatican will eventually laicize Alex Crow.”
The archdiocese reported to the Mobile District Attorney’s office that Crow had traveled in July to Europe with the woman, who he met through his ministry at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. The office, however, did not find evidence of criminal wrongdoing. 
Crow and the woman signed a notarized marriage certificate on Nov. 17, 2023, and the probate court received it on Monday, according to WKRG News 5 in Mobile.
The soon-to-be-laicized priest was ordained in the archdiocese on June 5, 2021, according to a now-removed bio of him on the Corpus Christi parish website.
He studied at Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College in St. Benedict, Louisiana, earning a baccalaureate of liberal arts and philosophy. He holds a master’s of divinity from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and a baccalaureate of sacred theology from the Pontifical Atheneum of San Anselmo, Rome, with a concentration in demonology and exorcism, according to his biography.
Crow, his biography says, was an Episcopalian, before joining the Presbyterian church. It wasn’t until he was 21 years old that he felt the call to become a priest, the biography says.