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Anger in Milwaukee at Archbishop Weakland cathedral appearance, bronze image

Catholic World News - January 07, 2010

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is expressing anger at the appearance of Archbishop Rembert Weakland and Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk as keynote speakers at the 7th National Cathedral Ministry Conference at Milwaukee’s cathedral from January 11 to 14. The retired archbishops of Milwaukee and Cincinnati have admitted that they failed to report the clerical abuse of children to civil authorities.

SNAP is also objecting to the presence of Archbishop Weakland in a bronze image of the Nativity that has been in Milwaukee’s cathedral since its renovation in 2002.

Archbishop Weakland, who served as a concelebrant at the installation Mass of Archbishop Jerome Listecki earlier this week, publicly questioned Catholic teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts following the publication of his memoirs last year. He retired in 2002 after it was revealed that he used $450,000 in archdiocesan funds to pay a former male lover.

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  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Jan. 07, 2010 10:38 PM ET USA

    who will finally stop this sin and demoralization of us all, the faithful?

  • Posted by: jeremiahjj - Jan. 07, 2010 8:20 PM ET USA

    Won't this homosexual EVER get off the pages? Language too strong for people? Anyone who has had relationships with "several" men is a homosexual. Not a crime but the church says such acts are immoral. But in order for me to be fair and balanced, let me say up front that I am a heterosexual. There now, I have called it like it is.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jan. 07, 2010 4:37 PM ET USA

    I'm not always sure SNAP'sa motives are the purest, but having Weakland at a thing like this is an outrage. He should be retired to a hermitage somewhere, never to be seen again.

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