Archdiocese Honors Pedophile Priest with Full Burial Tribute
March 16, 2012
Victim/survivors of clergy sexual abuse, holding childhood photos and signs, will attempt to hand deliver a letter to Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki strongly condemning him for officially commissioning a honorary priestly service, burial, and tribute for Jerome Lanser, a pedophile priest who died this week.
Lanser, who was ordained a priest in 1958, was placed on leave in 1993 for reports of sexually assaulting a child for several years and is believed to have assaulted other children in various assignments. Lanser remained in ministry, however, until 2004, when he was officially placed on restrictions, put on the archdiocesan list of child abusing priests, and forbidden to wear any clerical attire or present himself as a priest. Nevertheless, Lanser, according to reports, continued to wear his collar after restrictions, and apparently received a full pension and health care benefits. ...
Outside of the Cousinís Center, headquarters of the Milwaukee Archdiocese, 3501 S. Lake Drive, St. Francis
Friday, March 16th, 1:30 p.m.