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Milwaukee archbishop paid problem priests to leave

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Peter Isely, the Midwest Director of SNAP (The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests), speaks to reporters outside the steps of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Milwaukee regarding documents the Archdiocese of Milwaukee released Monday, July 1, 2013. Then-Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan's correspondence with Vatican officials and priests accused of sexual abuse was included in about 6,000 pages of documents the Archdiocese of Milwaukee released Monday as part of a deal reached in federal bankruptcy court with clergy sex abuse victims suing it for fraud.

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This photo provided by The Archdiocese of Milwaukee shows former priests John Wagner, left, and Daniel Budzynski, right. Wagner was accused of making advances to students at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan when he was in campus ministry in the 1980s. In 2003, the archbishop of Milwaukee wrote a letter to the Vatican office overseeing clergy sex abuse cases begging it to remove Budzynski, who had repeatedly abused children, showed no remorse and at least once engaged in sexual activity with a young boy, the child's mother and her female friend.

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Arthur Budzinaki holds a poster of the 45 priests named on the archdiocese's website as having substantiated allegations of sexually abusing at least one minor.

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The archbishop of Milwaukee wrote a letter in 2003 to the Vatican office overseeing clergy sex abuse cases begging it to remove a priest who had repeatedly abused children, showed no remorse and at least once engaged in sexual activity with a young boy, the child's mother and her female friend.
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    • Peter Isely, the Midwest Director of SNAP (The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests), speaks to reporters outside the steps of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Milwaukee regarding documents the Archdiocese of Milwaukee released Monday, July 1, 2013. Then-Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan’s correspondence with Vatican officials and priests accused of sexual abuse was included in about 6,000 pages of documents the Archdiocese of Milwaukee released Monday as part of a deal reached in federal bankruptcy court with clergy sex abuse victims suing it for fraud.
    • This photo provided by The Archdiocese of Milwaukee shows former priests John Wagner, left, and Daniel Budzynski, right. Wagner was accused of making advances to students at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan when he was in campus ministry in the 1980s. In 2003, the archbishop of Milwaukee wrote a letter to the Vatican office overseeing clergy sex abuse cases begging it to remove Budzynski, who had repeatedly abused children, showed no remorse and at least once engaged in sexual activity with a young boy, the child’s mother and her female friend.
    • Arthur Budzinaki holds a poster of the 45 priests named on the archdiocese’s website as having substantiated allegations of sexually abusing at least one minor.
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