So we'll give him an attaboy for doing the right thing in this instance.
Bowing to increased pressure from Catholics and victims of clergy sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday that it was removing the names of former Archbishops William E. Cousins and Rembert G. Weakland — both of whom took part in the coverup of sex crimes against children — from its headquarters complex and cathedral center.The archdiocese removed the sign outside the Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center, its headquarters complex in St. Francis on Tuesday. A new name will be announced and a temporary sign installed at 10 a.m. Friday.Weakland's name was quietly removed from the pastoral center at St. John the Evangelist in downtown Milwaukee, as was a bas relief inside the Cathedral depicting Weakland shepherding small children....
While Weakland--a friend and protege of the notorious Jesuit Cdl. Martini of Milan--has a far worse reputation than does Cousins, it was under Cousins' "leadership" that both the major and minor seminaries here became infested with homosexual faculty and management. As a result, Weakland inherited a lot of very serious problem-priests. Very, very, serious. Several hundred million dollars "serious."
(There's another little question here: what about Bp. Brust, Cousins' auxiliary? Bp. Atkielski, also an auxiliary, just like Bp. Sklba? None of these men could have had "clean hands," either.)
Of course, this has NOTHING to do with the current Archdiocesan Fund Drive. Nothing at all, nothing to see here, move along.
It's a start, Your Excellency.