Archbishop Jerome Listecki discusses his challenge to the Wisconsin attorney general’s request to reopen old sexual abuse cases.
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Milwaukee Archdiocese Challenges the State’s Investigation into Clergy Sex Abuse Citing ‘Anti-Catholic Bigotry’
The archdiocese believes the investigation of the Office of the Attorney General is unlawful, stating that some of the archdiocesan records are under seal. Archbishop Jerome Listecki said the archdiocese would cooperate with any ‘proper’ state investigation, adding that there are ‘legitimate concerns that [the] inquiry is directly targeting only the Catholic Church.’
Archbishops William Cousins and Rembert Weakland were found to have reassigned priests accused of sexual abuse.