In re: Wuerl's Triple Cover-up which resulted in the indictments of Fathers
Robert Wolk, Richard Zula, and Francis Pucci, accompanied by District
Attorney John C Pettit calling Wuerl and his staff less-than-cooperative.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer mentioned the existence of an alleged fourth
assailant in the case involving Frs. Wolk-Zula-&-Pucci. The Plain Deal-
er mentioned four additional youths abused by either/or Frs Pucci, Wolk,
Zula, the fourth suspect. The Bryan Times, which served Ohioans on the
Northwestern sector of the state reported the same things.
The fourth person was GEORGE ZIRWAS, someone who conveniently
found his way to Cuba, only to meet his death in an unholy setting.
Incidentally, Robert Wolk was ordained the exact same year in which
Wuerl was. This would indicate that Wolk and Wuerl were classmates.
This would indicate cronyism in Wuerl's cover-up and in him publicly
stating that telling a priest that he can no longer be in ministry "is a
devastating thing to do."
In 2015, Wuerl was hailed as a Poor Richard, living the ascetic life in a
closed- down school. He was then discovered to be living the Marie An-
toinette lifestyle, in a $43 million complex, along Washington DC's posh
tolerance toward whistle-blowers who tried to clean-up the corruption in
Wuerl's own diocese. This included James Torquato's evidence-based ac-
cuser. You can add the Paul Dorsch who was a credible accuser of the
notorious John Hoehl, not to mention the Chris Witkowski whose case
was mentioned in the 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. Chris's
perp was John Wellinger. Also add the previously mentioned whistle-
blower roll call the deacon whom Wuerl would never allow to be or-
dained a priest.
The press treatment of Wuerl has been a very unconscionable lie, regarding
him being hailed as a heroic & caring zero tolerance bishop. He was just
another bishop who had his share of cover-ups and even retaliations, all the
while having been an eight-year-long rebel against the Vatican ban on Dig-
All in all, Wuerl was one of the first bishops caught performing a cover-up.
My research shows that he was the second bishop, only preceded by the La-
fayette Louisiana diocese's cover-up of Gilbert Gauthe.
The Bryan Times article:
The Cleveland Plain Dealer article: