Milwaukee archdiocese files show priests paid to leave, money transferred before bankruptcy

  • Article by: M.L. JOHNSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 1, 2013 - 8:55 PM

MILWAUKEE — As more victims of clergy sex abuse came forward, then-Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan oversaw a plan to pay some abusers to leave the priesthood after writing to Vatican officials with increasing frustration and concern, warning them about the potential for scandal if they did not defrock problem priests, according to documents released Monday.

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