MILWAUKE, WI (WTAQ) - For the first time Monday, we’ll learn about numerous sex abuse incidents in the Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese which date back for decades – and what the church did and did not do about them.
The archdiocese will release thousands of pages of documents as part of an agreement connected with the church’s two-and-a-half year old bankruptcy case.
Archbishop Jerome Listecki says we should quote, “prepare to be shocked.”
In his weekly letter to church members, Listecki said there are “terrible things described in many of the documents.”
The church will release parts of 42 priest personnel files, plus depositions from former Milwaukee Archbishops Tim Dolan and Rembert Weakland, retired Bishop Richard Sklba, and defrocked priest Daniel Budzynski.