Sunday, February 10, 2008

Columnist says newspaper executives conspired with Archbishop Weakland to cover up priest sex scandal

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel appears to be a late convert to telling the story of clergy sex abuse in Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Former Journal-Sentinel writer Joel McNally, now a columnist for The Capital Times, writes that reporter Marie Rohde wrote a lengthy series on the subject which then Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland sought to suppress. When Weakland didn't succeed woth Rodhe's editor, he apparenly went to friends in high places.

The series was tanked and Rodhe reassigned.

Little did we know then that Weakland would have his own little sex scandal, one that cost the archdiocese nearly $500,000 in "hush money."

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