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Father Ralph S. Pfau
The Rev. Ralph S. Pfau, pioneering Roman Catholic priest, who was the first to recognize and do something about the problem of alcoholism in the clergy, died in Owensboro, Kentucky, on February 20, 1967.
In 1948 Father Pfau organized the National Clergy Conference on Alcoholism made up of Roman Catholic priests. The Conference, with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, serves to educate the Catholic clergy on the problem of alcoholism at an annual three-day meeting and through the wide distribution of its published proceedings.