Thursday, May 7, 2009

Archbishop Weakland Memoirs to be Released

Our Archdiocese of Milwaukee announces
Archbishop Emeritus Rembert Weakland has chosen to write his memoirs, which will be published and available within the next few weeks.

Sometimes it takes longer.
The book is called: A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Archbishop. In it, he reflects upon his experience as a bishop in the Catholic Church. In addition he recounts his relationship with Paul Marcoux and the events surrounding his retirement in 2002.

I recall the shorter version:
They once had a dream of Nantucket.
Then Rembert found he had to shuck it.
To make Paul go away
Took more than he could pay,
So from the Church Treas'ry he snuck it.

The press release goes on.
The book will undoubtedly spark a variety of emotions in Catholics throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Some people will be angry about the book, others will support it.

Just so he doesn't tell us again that he's not bothered about not getting that honorary degree from the University of Fribourg. He seemed to be saying it didn't bother him on about every tenth page of Paul Wilkes' The Education of an Archbishop (1992).
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee continues to pray for the needs and intentions of all those who experienced this difficult time.

At the shrine?

(via Diogenes, A cold front in Milwaukee, at Off the Record)

P.S. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Weakland to return to east coast, publish memoirs, reports
publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans says [the memoir] "describes with poignant honesty" the archbishop's "psychological, spiritual, and sexual growth."



Blogger TS said...

"Ouch diocese" indeed, a better tag you could not have come up with.

I'm really trying to forget the phrase "sexual growth" in relation to the archbishop now. It could take awhile.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Terrence Berres said...

Maybe it's a blessing it's just a memoir and not, say, a guest shot on "Family Guy".

4:12 PM  
Blogger GOR said...

"poignant honesty"...?As usual with Ab. Weakland, it is all about him!

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would someone please ask how much the Mil Arch paid to have his new living digs remodeled? (well, not new, but we paid for his current living quarters once Dolan arrived). I assure you, we giving Cat Licks also paid for that, with that swept under the rug like the sexual abuse scandal.

12:28 PM  

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