A Roman Catholic brother who taught at Cretin High School in the late 1960s and early 1970s has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a teenage boy who attended the school.
Advocates for victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse on Monday released documents they say refute claims by retired Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland that he did not understand early on the criminal nature of the abuse or its long-term effects on victims.
Jeff Anderson, the St. Paul lawyer who’s made a career of suing the Roman Catholic church over sexual abuse by priests, likes to draw a link between that crusade and his youthful devotion to the civil rights and anti-war movements.
In spring 2002, as the scandal over sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests was escalating, the long career of Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee, one of the church’s most venerable voices for change, went up in flames one May morning.
A third priest abuse lawsuit has been filed in the Navajo Nation court system against Charles “Chuck” Cichanowicz, a former Franciscan priest who once served at Catholic parishes in St. Michaels and Shiprock.
A Pennsylvania woman Wednesday filed suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown, Pa., in Superior Court of New Castle County, alleging child sexual abuse by a now-deceased Allentown, Pa., priest — some of which she says occurred when she lived in Smyrna.
A former Roman Catholic archbishop of Milwaukee who resigned in 2002 over a sex and financial scandal involving a man has written a memoir that describes how he struggled with being gay.
Former Milwaukee Catholic Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, who retired in 2002 amid accusations of a sexual scandal, has decided to leave Milwaukee for a Benedictine abbey in New Jersey.