The Rev. Robert Wild, one of Marquette University's most celebrated former presidents, asked the school to take his name off a new residence hall Tuesday, acknowledging for the first time that he mishandled accusations of sexual abuse against three members of his Jesuit order in Chicago more than 25 years ago.continue at JS
Wild — who still works at Marquette in fundraising — directed the activities of Jesuits in northern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and southwestern Ohio as provincial superior of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) from 1985 to 1991.
"During my six years in office, accusations of sexual abuse of minors were lodged against three of our members. Looking back, I would have handled certain aspects of those cases rather differently than I did then," Wild said in a letter to Marquette President Michael R. Lovell and the school's board of directors.
If only one Abp. Weakland could find the courage to do the same.