Retired bishop says he failed to report priest abuse, withdraws from public ministry


#1

(Green Bay) Diocese newspaper “The Compass” printed a letter from Bishop Robert Morneau to current Bishop David Ricken. Morneau says, “I failed to report to local authorities an incident of abuse of a minor by a priest in 1979 and, as a result, this priest was able to abuse again several years later.”


#2

At least he did the right thing now even if it was too late to stop the abuse. McCarrick could learn a thing from him.


#3

It’s encouraging that he has now done what he realizes he should have done years ago. I pray any others in this situation will follow suit.


#4

I wish others would follow his example. I applaud his decision and will pray for him.


#5

So the retired bishop can’t even say mass before a congregation now?


#6

I believe that is correct.


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