Madison Diocese Clears Priest Accused of Sex Abuse

The Catholic Diocese of Madison has deemed allegations of sexual misconduct against the Rev. William A. Nolan not credible. Nolan served in several southern Wisconsin parishes. “In the coming days, Fr. Nolan will be reinstated to his previous status as a retired priest of the Diocese of Madison in good standing,” according to a news … Read more

Retired Wisconsin Priest Acquitted of Sexual Assault

A Wisconsin jury on Friday acquitted a retired Catholic priest on charges alleging that he had sexually assaulted an altar boy over several years, starting in 2006. The Jefferson County jury found William Nolan, 66, not guilty of five counts of sexual assault following a weeklong trial. The 26-year-old accuser, who lives in California, alleged … Read more