Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rembert, The Victim
The Smoke of Satan speaks

Poor, poor Rembie. From CatholicCulture.com; (Emphasis mine)
Archbishop Weakland discusses his homosexuality; ‘I refused to let myself become a victim’ of career-ending scandal

Archbishop Rembert Weakland, whose 25-year tenure as archbishop of Milwaukee ended after the revelation that he had used $450,000 in archdiocesan funds to settle a man’s sexual assault claim, said that his forthcoming memoir will describe how his homosexuality “came to life in my own self, how I suppressed it, how it resurrected again.”

Commenting on the scandal that came to light in 2002, Archbishop Weakland told the Associated Press that “I refused to let myself become a victim and refused to let myself become angry” and added, “I want to take responsibility but I want to move on.”
Unfortunately, the good folks at Catholic Culture got it wrong. There was nothing as grandiose or legalistic as a settling of an sexual assault claim... it was $450,000 in hush money, plain and simple. Or as this snippet from 2002 clearly states: "Weakland directed his archdiocese to fork over $450,000 to buy [boyfriend] Marcoux's silence."

And just like every other homosexual, there's a heavy dose of self-pity and pathetic attempts to garner sympathy due to their imagined victimhood.

If this moral coward really wants to "take responsibility", as he puts it, renouncing and denouncing his attraction to perversion would be a nice beginning. Followed up by reimbursing his former archdiocese $450,000.

7 Comments:

Blogger Phelony Jones said...

Our Archdiocese could use that money right now.

Think of all the homeless people who could be fed with food purchased on that $450,000.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

And just like every other homosexual, there's a heavy dose of self-pity and pathetic attempts to garner sympathy due to their imagined victimhood."

You can say that again Cavey. Most gays I've encountered will drone on endlessly about it, like any one really cares.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Clinton said...

It's my understanding that the reason the sum
involved was just under 500k is that for the
disbursal of sums larger than that the Archbishop
would have to inform the diocesan Finance Council
and have it sign off on the transaction. 450k was
the upper limit of what Weakland could pay out
on the down-low. Yes, this was hush money, not
some sort of legal settlement.

VSC, you make an excellent point -- if the former
Archbishop of Milwaukee was serious about
wanting to take responsibility for his past actions,
he must make an effort to reimburse his former
archdiocese. Turning over the income from
sales of his book would convince me that he was
serious and contrite. Until that happens, however,
it is safe to assume that his new-found desire
to accept responsibility is just self-serving b.s. .

12:36 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

How does bragging about his conquest equal "taking responsibility?" The man is and was a load of horse dung, left in the sun too long. Until he repents publicly, I suspect he is headed to a very unpleasant end.

Now I suppose we have to pray for his depraved soul, too. Ugh.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

1. Career? The priesthood is supposed to be a vocation. If anyone wants to know what really caused the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century, just look at this pathetic example of a failed Catholic prelate.

2. Not $450,000 but $450,000 plus interest!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Super Id said...

That's where your collections are going.
cheers.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

I think the archdiocese should file a civil suit against him to get the money back - if not officially, then people should organize and do it.

7:06 PM  

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