Milwaukee archdiocese agrees to release sex-abuse documents
April 04, 2013
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has agreed to release thousands of documents detailing the response of Church leaders to sex-abuse complaints.
The archdiocese, which is in bankruptcy proceedings, had been fighting against release of the documents. But on the eve of a court hearing on the dispute, the archdiocese agreed to release 3,000 pages of documents that had been sought by creditors.
The documents will include testimony by retired Archbishop Rembert Weakland and his retired auxiliary, Bishop Richard Sklba. Lawyers for both prelates had argued against release of the documents. Testimony by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, who served as Archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009, will also be released.