Controversial Joliet bishop laid to rest

Controversial Joliet bishop laid to rest

By Nick Swedberg and Erin Gallagher, December 30, 2015, Chicago Tribune

Bishop Joseph Imesch spent nearly three decades as a dedicated shepherd to the members of the Joliet Diocese.

In that time, he forged deep bonds of friendship, and fought hard for major changes to the church he believed were due.

But his 27-year tenure was not without its black marks. Many in and outside the church criticized his involvement in the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, saying he  . . .

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