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Archbishop Weakland discusses his homosexuality; ‘I refused to let myself become a victim’ of career-ending scandal

May 12, 2009

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Archbishop Rembert Weakland, whose 25-year tenure as archbishop of Milwaukee ended after the revelation that he had used $450,000 in archdiocesan funds to settle a man’s sexual assault claim, said that his forthcoming memoir will describe how his homosexuality “came to life in my own self, how I suppressed it, how it resurrected again.”

Commenting on the scandal that came to light in 2002, Archbishop Weakland told the Associated Press that “I refused to let myself become a victim and refused to let myself become angry” and added, “I want to take responsibility but I want to move on.”


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