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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.
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