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Maybe he's just shy

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 30, 2010

 Six weeks after the Vatican accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard Sklba, attorneys are trying to convince a Wisconsin court that the former Milwaukee auxiliary should not be required to give a deposition in a sex-abuse lawsuit, and if he is deposed, the deposition should be sealed. Their argument is that Bishop Sklba could suffer from “personal prejudice and reputational harm” if his testimony is made public.

It’s possible that Bishop Sklba is being modest: that he knows his sworn testimony will show him in a heroic light, and he’d be embarrassed by all the public adulation that he would receive.

There may be another possibility. 

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  • Posted by: GabrielAustin9013 - Dec. 02, 2010 12:56 PM ET USA

    Is it a coincidence that the bishop is of the Milwaukee archdiocese, the archdiocese of Abp. Rembert Weakland?

  • Posted by: mjarman7759049 - Dec. 01, 2010 10:38 AM ET USA

    Of course, Holy Charity requires us to assume the former until the latter is demonstrated. To be clear, this is our moral obligation, no sarcasm intended.