MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests calls a cash offer from the Milwaukee Archdiocese a bribe – unless the church agrees to other concessions.
A spokesman for SNAP says the group also wants the archdiocese to be more transparent. And, it wants every priest to sign a document saying he’s never sexually abused a child.
The archdiocese had offered $4.6 million to resolve lawsuits filed by 16 alleged victims. The group says the settlement was rejected because money is secondary to other concerns.
A spokesman for the church says all relevant files have been released and he feels the archdiocese and the victims can reach agreement on any remaining issues.