Thursday, November 20, 2008

Deposition of Archbishop Emeritus Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B. (complete transcript)

at Bishop Accountability, with hyperlinks by topics and to exhibits

(via SNAP Network)

See Lawyer releases deposition by Weakland in fraud case

Update: Church hierarchy stalled priest ousters, Weakland testifies, by Marie Rohde, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing that Weakland and Dolan never discussed the problem of abusive priests! And Dolan wants us to believe that the diocese is safe now? It is no wonder that all Weakland's friends are still in power.

7:02 PM  
Blogger GOR said...

Weakland says in the deposition that he "pleaded with the Vatican..." to defrock an abusive priest.

Given Weakland's well-known disdain for Rome, his thumbing of nose at the Vatican and his reveling in being a maverick, I can't get my mind around "Ab. Weakland" and "pleading with the Vatican".

3:47 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

GOR, Weakland used the wrong vehicle. "Defrocking" (laicization) is a very complex process.

One is left to speculate on precisely why W. tried that route...

5:53 PM  

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