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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phunkhatJul. 1, 1312:37 PM

See, celibacy works

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endothermJul. 1, 13 2:48 PM

It sounds like he was mainly concerned about the "scandal," and not the victims. It would have been nice if he would have treated it as a potential crime and not just as a PR problem for the Church.

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selfmadeJul. 1, 13 4:20 PM

All US prisons combined have fewer child molesters and rapists than the Catholic church does...

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honeybooJul. 1, 13 4:36 PM

Real leaders do the right thing without asking permission. BTW, did Dolan not have the phone number to the police department? I wouldn't let one of them near any of my kids.

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sailing64Jul. 1, 13 5:50 PM

Doesn't sound much different then when a corporate leader is paid to leave after they have lost the money of their shareholders.

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Wally66Jul. 1, 13 6:19 PM

A sick sick organization. Using the name of God to access children.

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eddiegJul. 1, 13 7:40 PM

They paid the priests to leave rather than turn them over to the police. Then they positioned themselves for bankruptcy by shifting money around. Apparently they forgot to ask "What would Jesus do?". They forget that a lot. I did twelve years of catholic school, but could not imagine attending mass again with a bunch of pedophile enablers.

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markinatorJul. 2, 1312:10 PM

It seems peculiar to me that these archdioceses can file bankruptcy, when we know for a fact that the Vatican is one of the wealthiest nation/states on earth. If that's not bad enough, then we taxpayers get to foot the bill to prosecute the pedophiles and those that enabled them. The church pays nothing in taxes at all. But the Council of Catholic Bishops seem to believe they should dictate legislation favorable to their ridiculous precepts.

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