2013 April

Apr 04, 2013: Press Release: regarding the stipulation to release documents and depositions on sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

News ReleaseApril 3, 2013 Jeff Anderson statement regarding the stipulation to release documents and depositions on sexual abuse in theArchdiocese of Milwaukee Note:  A stipulation agreement was signed and filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin today that provides for the release of documents and depositions on July 1, 2013. Jeff Anderson Statement: “We are pleased with the decision of Archbishop Listecki to release documents and timelines related to clergy sexual abuse of minors by diocesan priests in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  Th…

Apr 04, 2013: Archdiocese of Milwaukee to release sex abuse records

In a major development in its bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Wednesday that it will make public thousands of pages of documents detailing its handling of clergy sex abuse cases dating back decades.
The decision – a reversal for the archdiocese – came on the eve of a scheduled hearing at which U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley was expected to order the release of at least some of those records, which are under seal.
The release of documents has been a primary objective of victims in the hundreds of clergy sex abuse cases around the country, including the Milwaukee ba…

Apr 04, 2013: Archdiocese of Milwaukee to release sex abuse records

In a major development in its bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Wednesday that it will make public thousands of pages of documents detailing its handling of clergy sex abuse cases dating back decades. The decision – a reversal for the archdiocese – came on the eve of a scheduled hearing at which U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley was expected to order the release of at least some of those records, which are under seal. The release of documents has been a primary objective of victims in the hundreds of clergy sex abuse cases around the country, including the Milwaukee ba…

Apr 03, 2013: ABC News: Sex abuse royal commission to begin

The commission will look at religious organisations, state care providers, not-for-profit bodies, as well as child service agencies and police forces and what can be done so that the victims have justice. The commission’s chairman, Justice Peter McClellan, will today provide information on how future private and public hearings will be conducted. The senior counsel assisting the commission, Gail Furness, will also deliver an opening statement.Audio: Royal commission set to begin (AM) A spokesman for the royal commission has told AM it is anticipated the commissioners will start holding priv…

Apr 02, 2013: Pius X priest suspended after teacher questions his behavior with child

A Catholic priest has been temporarily suspended from ministry at two parishes and elementary schools, pending a Wauwatosa police investigation into allegations involving inappropriate contact with a student, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and his religious order confirmed Monday. Father Robert Marsicek was relieved of his duties at Pius X parish in Wauwatosa, Wauwatosa Catholic School and at Mother of Good Counsel parish and school in Milwaukee last week, standard procedure for both the archdiocese and his Milwaukee-based religious order, the Society of the Divine Savior, or Salvatorians. Arc…