January 06, 2006

Archdiocese releases report on abuse investigations

The Globe Gazette

By JULIE BIRKEDAL, Of The Globe Gazette

The Archdiocese of Dubuque detailed efforts to protect children and outlined recent sanctions against two men once priests in North Iowa in a report this week.

Investigations of several priests have been conducted by the Archdiocese and results submitted to the Vatican, it said. Some cases are still in process and some await determination by the Vatican.

For a list of priests who have been accused of sexual misconduct, CLICK HERE.

For a copy of the Archdiocese of Dubuque's complete report, CLICK HERE.

The Vatican directed Archbishop Jerome Hanus to impose a penal precept upon the Rev. William A. Goltz, obliging him to lead a life of prayer and penance, according to the report. Now retired and advanced in age, Goltz was disciplined earlier according to church law. He is not permitted to celebrate Mass publicly, administer sacraments, wear clerical clothing or present himself as a priest.

Posted by kshaw at January 6, 2006 07:52 AM