S+L logo

Former Judicial Vicar for Milwaukee Archdiocese Responds to NYT

March 31, 2010
When discussing the Milwaukee abuse case in his letter to the New York Times (published earlier today on the S+L Blog HERE), Cardinal Levada refers to the presiding judge in the canonical trial of Fr. Lawrence Murphy.  The presiding judge at the time was Fr. Thomas Brundage.  Fr. Brundage, who is now serving in the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska, shed some light on the Milwaukee case in his Archdiocese's newspaper, the Catholic Anchor.  See the article below:
priest-profile-pic-brundageSetting the record straight in the case of abusive Milwaukee priest Father Lawrence Murphy
Then-presiding judge for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee gives first-person account of church trial
By Fr. THOMAS BRUNDAGE, JCL
To provide context to this article, I was the Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from 1995-2003. During those years, I presided over four canonical criminal cases, one of which involved Father Lawrence Murphy. Two of the four men died during the process. God alone will judge these men.
To put some parameters on the following remarks, I am writing this article with the express knowledge and consent of Archbishop Roger Schwietz, OMI, of the Archdiocese of Anchorage, where I currently serve. Archbishop Schwietz is also the publisher of the Catholic Anchor newspaper.
Continue reading

Related posts

Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple at Jerusalem
FacebookTwitter
A Reflection on te Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple at Jerusalem: November 21, 2018 by Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. ...read more
Vatican Connections: Pope Suprises Volunteers at a Make shift Clinic at St. Peter's Square. ...read more
Red Wednesday will be taking place in dioceses across Canada on Wednesday, November 21. Through dozens of events, local parishes and Aid to the Church in Need hope to educate Canadians about the 200 m ...read more
The King Who Did Not Bow Down
FacebookTwitter
Solemnity of Christ the King, Year B – Sunday, November 25th, 2018 The liturgical year ends with the Solemnity of Christ the King. In John’s poignant trial scene of Pilate and Jesus (18:33 ...read more
Hear are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today with Fr. Mathew Gworek on Perspectives Daily. (Nov. 19) ...read more