Former archbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rembert Weakland kneels and prays as he is given a standing ovation of support after he apologized publicly for sexual indiscretions during a prayer service May 31, 2002 in St. Francis, Wisconsin. Weakland admitted to having a relationship with and paying $450,000 to former seminary student Paul Marcoux. Photo: Tannen Maury/AFP via Getty Images
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced today (Monday) the details of the funeral for Milwaukee Archbishop Emeritus Rembert Weakland, who died last week.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Weakland is scheduled at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist located at 812 N. Jackson St. in Milwaukee on Aug. 30, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Priests are invited to concelebrate, the archdiocese said.
Visitation will be held at the cathedral on Aug. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. Burial will be at St. Vincent Archabbey Cemetery in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Usually when a key figure of note passes away the obituaries weigh more heavily to the good than the bad. Not so in this scathing piece by Raymond Wolfe, a Catholic journalist and editor at LifeSiteNews. Here’s an excerpt:
A theological dissident, practicing homosexual, radical liturgical revolutionary, and indefensible enabler of predatory priests, Weakland embodied the kind of failed episcopal leadership that has morally and financially bankrupted the Church in much of the Western world since the Second Vatican Council.
As archbishop of Milwaukee, the closeted homosexual prelate undermined Church teaching to a degree unsurpassed even by other heterodox bishops. He refuted Catholic doctrine on the all-male priesthood, demanded that women “must be given places” at top levels of the Vatican curia, helped launch a group that provided condoms to homosexuals during the AIDS crisis, and downplayed the grave, unique evil of abortion with his so-called “consistent life ethic.”
Read the entire article here.
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