Sunday, February 3, 2008

Church facing wave of trouble

Tom Heinen scrapes past a titanic cliche in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
With Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan at the helm, the Catholic Church here is navigating turbulent times with a growing storm of financial pressures, embarrassing documentation of old sexual-abuse coverups, and the opening of long-closed routes for childhood victims of clergy molestation to file lawsuits in Wisconsin. ...

The larger question is whether the archdiocese or any individual parishes could be capsized by a wave of red ink from new lawsuits. ...


  1. Anonymous10:26 PM

    It still causes one to wonder why Archbishop Dolan has kept on so MANY of Weakland's people. It is hard for me, and so many others, to believe that any reform will take place with the people who have aided and abetted this problem,are still at the helm.

  2. Aye, especially when he left Bishop Sklba and CFO Schneider on the bridge.

  3. Anonymous7:33 PM

    And Cusick, the seminary faculty,and on and on....

  4. If you're right, then perhaps he thought the problem was too big for one blow of the axe, but he's trying to divvy it up into less than a thousand cuts.

    Or our Archbishop doesn't share this view of our situation.