In case anyone has not seen it, excerpts of Milwaukee's retired Archbishop Weakland's deposition about knowingly reassigning abusive priests is on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It's pretty depressing. Current Archdiocesan spokesperson Jerry Topczewski stated in response to the deposition, "Archbishop Weakland is able to comment on what he knew, but many if not all of those involved in these cases are dead." The implication I get is that things could be much worse than what Weakland stated.
A few comments. This is the first bishop's deposition that I have seen without a lawyer. In Cardinal Mahoney's deposition, his lawyer whispered in his ear before he would give any answer. Also, as SNAP stated, Weakland has been more candid in his responses than any bishop previously. With my bias that Weakland is basically a good man, I can only imagine what occurred in the rest of the country. I think we get a taste of it in the documentary, "Deliver Us From Evil," where Mahoney reassigned a priest to another municpality who had been arrested after telling the D.A.'s office that he would never be in ministry again to avoid prosecution of the priest.
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