Archbishop Weakland protected child molestor and sexually assaulted man

Every rape-related gun suicide creates more support for gun control.

"In a newly released court document, Weakland said he moved the Rev. William Effinger to a new church after the priest admitted molesting a 13-year-old boy." Source of quote: "Milwaukee Archbishop Denies Claim of Sexual Abuse", Associated Press, 23 May 2002

Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland pushed for gun control as part of his work with the Interfaith Alliance. Source of information: "When Weakland Was Strong", Wall Street Journal, 14 June 2002, page W15

"Rape victims were 13 times more likely than non-crime victims to have attempted suicide (13% Vs 1%)." Source of quote: "The Mental Health Impact of Rape", Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina

Five of the altar boys abused by Catholic Reverend Robert K. Larson have already committed suicide. Source of information: "This is human sacrifice", Dayton Daily News, 16 June 2002, page A20

"MILWAUKEE - Archbishop Rembert Weakland acknowledged yesterday that he paid a settlement to a man who accused him of sexual assault more than 22 years ago. Weakland denied ever molesting anyone, but asked the Vatican to expedite the resignation he submitted this year." Source of quote: "Archbishop settled with alleged victim - Man received $450,000; Weakland denies assault", Associated Press (as printed in the Baltimore Sun), 24 May 2002

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