GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Diocese of Green Bay says it is releasing clergy names “with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor”.
The list is as follows:
1. Priests of the Diocese of Green Bay with a substantiated allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor.
Gerald van Nuland
2. Priests of the Diocese of Green Bay with a single substantiated allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor made after the priest’s death.
On the Diocese's website, each name has a link that states how many allegations a priest faced and where they served as a priest.
In the past year, new revelations in the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church have come to light.
Back in August, a Pennsylvania grand jury report documented decades of alleged sexual abuse by priests and a system of cover-ups by Church higher-ups.
About a month later, Bishop Robert Morneau requested to withdraw from all public ministry saying he regrets not reporting abuse of a minor by a priest in 1979.
Following that announcement a few days later, the Diocese of Green Bay announced it was hiring a firm to review files of all priests and deacons who served in the diocese. The Diocese of Green Bay says the findings will be reported to the Diocesan Independent Review Board and the Chancellor.