Abuse Survivors Group Asks Superior Bishop To Revisit Investigation Of Priest

Abuse Survivors Group Asks Superior Bishop To Revisit Investigation Of Priest

By Danielle Kaeding, Monday, December 21, 2015, 11:10pm, Wisconsin Public Radio

An advocacy group for those abused by priests is calling on the new leader of Superior's Catholic Diocese to look into the case of an Ashland priest suspended by the district six years ago.

The previous leader of the diocese, Bishop Peter Christensen, suspended Father Henry Willenborg from parish duties at Our Lady of the Lake in Ashland over accusations that he had sex with a minor. David Clohessy, the director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, said the newly appointed Bishop James Powers should release information on the Franciscans' investigation into Father Willenborg.

"Even though six years have passed, there’s never been an announcement about that investigation, whether it’s concluded or ongoing," said Clohessy. "Never even an update."

Clohessy said the bishop should  . . . 

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