2010 October

Oct 25, 2010: Victory for Protection of Children

“Last Friday, a judge in San Diego ordered the Diocese of San Diego to release over 10,000 documents detailing the Diocese’s failings in its handling of child sexual abuse by its clergy.  The documents come from personnel files of individual offending priests credibly accused who were known child abusers yet were moved from parish to parish, diocese to diocese, and often never removed from ministry.   We commend the court for ordering these documents released, but we do so with regret that this order did not come sooner.   Over the years that the church was allowe…

Oct 15, 2010: Milwaukee Archbishop Wants to Settle Lawsuits

Milwaukee Archbishop Wants to Settle Lawsuits By Jay Olstad   MILWAUKEE – Facing tough economic choices, the Archbishop of Milwaukee, Jerome Listecki wants to settle a dozen sex abuse lawsuits that may push the Diocese into bankruptcy. “In our minds, the best way to do it is go to mediation and bring both sides together in hopes of coming to a successful resolution,” said Listecki. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee will enter into mediation with several sexual abuse victims Monday in Chicago. The victims accuse the Diocese of moving pedophile priests from church to church without telling…

Oct 01, 2010: U.S. judge asks Vatican to serve court paper to pope

US judge asks Vatican to serve court paper to pope By DINESH RAMDE (AP) – 1 hour ago MILWAUKEE — A federal U.S. judge is asking the Vatican to cooperate in serving the pope and two other top officials with court papers that stem from decades-old allegations of sexual abuse by a priest in Wisconsin. The request is an incremental step in a lawsuit that accuses the officials of conspiring to keep the allegations against the Milwaukee priest quiet. The Vatican is not obliged to comply with the request. When faced with similar requests the Vatican has made service difficult, time-consum…