Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

bronzed and fit

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 13, 2010

 A Wisconsin lawmaker had the effrontery to question Archbishop Jerome Listecki as to how the Milwaukee archdiocese regards its disgraced former Archbishop Rembert Weakland. 

Grothman asked Listecki about Weakland’s current status. “Does he have any position of honor still in the church? Is he still over anybody or have any authority at all?” Listecki said no, that Weakland is “totally retired.”
 Retired, yes. Authority, no. Now let’s go back to the “position of honor” question, and examine that bronze bas-relief in the cathedral.
 
The headline in one local media outlet read that Grothman had “insulted” the former archbishop by referring to him as a “piece of work.” No insult at all there; the description was entirely accurate. A piece of work: a work of art

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($20,988 to go):
$35,000.00 $14,011.98
60% 40%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: filioque - Jan. 13, 2010 11:36 PM ET USA

    Archbishop Weakland is a Benedictine monk. Why hasn't he returned to a life of prayer and penance in a monastery?

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jan. 13, 2010 8:14 PM ET USA

    Why wasn't this man put to the same lifelong penance that Fr. Maciel went into? Wasn't the disgrace and effrontery of the same magnitude?

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Difficult Decisions in the Real World 10 hours ago
The real reason why divorced/remarried German Catholics are leaving the Church 11 hours ago
An unexpected surge in confessions? August 21
The Problem with Catholic Social Teaching August 21
In Iraq, the Pope has good reason to seek intervention, but fear unilateral US action August 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8