Jesuits release of names of 153 accused of abuse, including some with Marquette ties

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Source: Journal Sentinal

BY , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Catholic Jesuit provinces covering much of the United States on Friday released the names of 153 priests and brothers credibly accused of sexually abusing minors and vulnerable adults since the 1940s, including at least five who had served at Marquette University and Marquette University High School in Milwaukee.

The Jesuits’ U.S. Central and Southern Province and West Province posted the names on their websites Friday, and suggested more could be added following an outside review of thousands of files in the coming months. The Chicago-based Midwest province, which includes Wisconsin and parts of Illinois, plans to post its names Dec. 17.

The Jesuits are the latest Catholic entity to release the names of alleged abusers in an effort to regain the trust of the faithful shaken by continued revelations of abuse — like those detailed in a devastating report by a Pennsylvania grand jury in August — and state and federal investigations into church actions across the country.

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