Former Marquette President Robert Wild asks for name to be removed from residence hall

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Former Marquette President Robert Wild asks for name to be removed from residence hall Karen Herzog and Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 4:26 p.m. CT Sept. 4, 2018 | Updated 7:07 p.m. CT Sept. 4, 2018 The Rev. Robert Wild, one of Marquette University’s most celebrated former presidents, asked the school to take his name off a new residence hall Tuesday, acknowledging for the first time that he mishandled accusations of sexual abuse against three members of his Jesuit order in Chicago more than 25 years ago. Wild — who still works at Marquette in fundraising — directed the activities of Jesuits in northern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and southwestern Ohio as provincial superior of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) from 1985 to 1991. “During my six years in office, accusations of sexual abuse of minors were lodged against three of our members. Looking back, I would have handled certain aspects of those cases rather …

A reappraisal of Archbishop Rembert Weakland

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“Weakland’s personal issues came to light in May 2002, when he paid off a male lover on the advice of legal counsel. Weakland also came out of the closet. And we learned that he followed established protocol of moving sexually abusive priests to other parishes once a psychological exam was completed. He acknowledged that he, like many of his brethren, was wrong to do so and asked for forgiveness. Many have concluded that there will never be, nor can there be, closure for those who have been abused by a priest regardless of compensation, apologies and pleas for forgiveness. And maybe that’s the church’s cross to bear.”