The memoirs of Archbishop Rembert Weakland, former head of the Milwaukee archdiocese from 1977 to 2002, will hit bookstores in June. A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Archbishop will discuss Weakland's career and the sex scandal that led to his resignation in 2002. The archdiocese had secretly paid $450,000 to settle a sexual assault claim made by a man against Weakland in the 1980s. Weakland maintains that he did not assault anyone, but that he did write love letters to the man.
Weakland is accused of developing a habit of secrecy that also led him to concealing clerical child abuse within the archdiocese.