Bishop Joseph Imesch of Joliet, Illinois, has said he was “deeply hurt” by a sex abuse victim/journalist’s assertion that the diocese can’t move on while he remains bishop. Pardon me if I don’t shed any tears for him.
To refresh your memory of Bishop Imesch’s attitude toward priestly sex abuse and the Scandal, here are some excerpts from previous depositions:
Attorney Bello: What do you feel, or do you know, is the penalty for violation of these celibacy [rules]?
Bishop Imesch: Eternal hellfire. I—you know, what’s the penalty? Put in that I laughed.
Attorney Bello: At the question or the answer?
Or you could go to the web site of Roman Catholic Faithful and enter “Imesch” as a search term.