Archbishop Comes Out in Memoir

A Milwaukee Archbishop who resigned after a sex scandal in 2002 has written a new memoir admitting that he’s gay. Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, once a hero of liberal Catholics, stepped down after a male theological student accused him of rape and alleged that Weakland offered him $450,000 to cover it up. But now Weakland is coming clean in a new book, A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Archbishop, due out in June. "I was very careful and concerned that the book not become a Jerry Springer, to satisfy people's prurient curiosity or anything of this sort," Weakland said. And it does seem the former Archbishop is publishing the book for personal, rather than financial, reasons: all proceeds will be donated to a Catholic charity.