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  • High-Ranking Catholic Church Official Found Guilty

    High-Ranking Catholic Church Official Found Guilty

    Saturday, June 23 2012 3:10 PM EDT2012-06-23 19:10:25 GMT
    A Roman Catholic official was found guilty of child endangerment in a landmark case involving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Monsignor William Lynn is the highest ranking cleric to be prosecuted for
    A Roman Catholic official was found guilty of child endangerment in a landmark case involving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Monsignor William Lynn is the highest ranking cleric to be prosecuted for
  • Jurors in Clergy Abuse Case Resume Second Week of Deliberations

    Jurors in Clergy Abuse Case Resume Second Week of Deliberations

    Wednesday, June 13 2012 11:16 AM EDT2012-06-13 15:16:22 GMT
    Questions clarifying definitions and charges swarmed in last week as the jury slowly steps closer to reaching a verdict.
    Questions clarifying definitions and charges swarmed in last week as the jury slowly steps closer to reaching a verdict.
  • Deliberations In Priest-Abuse Case Could Begin Friday

    Deliberations In Priest-Abuse Case Could Begin Friday

    June 1, 20122012-06-07 15:56:27 GMT
    Deliberations could begin Friday for the jury in a landmark clergy sex abuse case involving two priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. After 10 weeks of emotional testimonies and lengthy documents,
    Deliberations could begin Friday for the jury in a landmark clergy sex abuse case involving two priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
  • Defense Rests In Philadelphia Clergy-Abuse Case

    Defense Rests In Philadelphia Clergy-Abuse Case

    May 30, 20122012-06-07 15:55:56 GMT
    The defense teams rested on Tuesday for two priests on trial in a clergy sex abuse case involving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. After three days of testimony, Monsignor William Lynn stepped off the
    The defense teams rested on Tuesday for two priests on trial in a clergy sex abuse case involving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
  • Accused Priest Testifies For Second Day

    Accused Priest Testifies For Second Day

    May 25, 20122012-06-07 15:55:15 GMT
    The highest ranking cleric to be charged with child endangerment in the Philadelphia archdiocese clergy-abuse case continued his testimony on Thursday, admitting that some child sex abuse investigations
    The highest ranking cleric to be charged with child endangerment in the Philadelphia archdiocese clergy-abuse case continued his testimony on Thursday, admitting that some child sex abuse investigations "fell through the cracks."
  • Monsignor Testifies In Clergy Sex Abuse Trial

    Monsignor Testifies In Clergy Sex Abuse Trial

    May 23, 20122012-06-07 15:58:03 GMT
    The main co-defendant in the unprecedented landmark clergy sex abuse case took the stand on Wednesday in his own defense. "At the time I didn't realize I was hurting children," Monsignor William Lynn
    The main co-defendant in the unprecedented landmark clergy sex abuse case took the stand on Wednesday in his own defense.
  • Prosecution Rests in Clergy-Abuse Case

    Prosecution Rests in Clergy-Abuse Case

    May 18, 20122012-06-07 15:52:39 GMT
    After nearly eight weeks of tearful testimonies and over a thousand documents, the prosecution in the landmark clergy-abuse case involving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia rested. The prosecution wrapped
    After nearly eight weeks of tearful testimonies and over a thousand documents, the prosecution in the landmark clergy-abuse case involving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia rested.
  • Archdiocese Safe Contained List of Suspected Priests

    Archdiocese Safe Contained List of Suspected Priests

    May 14, 20122012-06-07 15:51:59 GMT
    A lawyer in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia testified on Monday that he was lied to about the location of an elusive list consisting of 35 priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Timothy Coyne, former
    A lawyer in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia testified on Monday that he was lied to about the location of an elusive list consisting of 35 priests accused of sexually abusing minors.
  • Documents Of Accused Priest Read In Court

    Documents Of Accused Priest Read In Court

    May 8, 20122012-06-07 15:51:31 GMT
    Documents from the file of an accused priest were read to the jury in a clergy-abuse case involving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. On Tuesday, Detective James Dougherty read numerous documents outlining
    Documents from the file of an accused priest were read to the jury in a clergy-abuse case involving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
  • Documents In Priest Abuse Trial Charge Lynn Lied To Police

    Documents In Priest Abuse Trial Charge Lynn Lied To Police

    May 4, 20122012-06-07 15:50:24 GMT
    Prosecutors in the Philadelphia Archdiocese clergy-abuse trial charged that Monsignor William Lynn lied to police about numerous accusations involving a priest. Countless documents detailing passionate
    Prosecutors in the Philadelphia Archdiocese clergy-abuse trial charged that Monsignor William Lynn lied to police about numerous accusations involving a priest.
  • In Testimony Priest Admitted To Sharing Bed With Teen

    In Testimony Priest Admitted To Sharing Bed With Teen

    April 30, 20122012-06-07 15:49:53 GMT
    A priest in the clergy-sex-abuse trial admitted to viewing pornography and sharing a bed with a teenager, according to a judge in an internal Catholic church trial involving Rev. James Brennan. Monsignor
    A priest in the clergy-sex-abuse trial admitted to viewing pornography and sharing a bed with a teenager.
  • Landmark Priest-Abuse Case Wraps Up Fifth Week of Testimony

    Landmark Priest-Abuse Case Wraps Up Fifth Week of Testimony

    April 27, 20122012-06-07 15:49:27 GMT
    The prosecution in the priest-sex-abuse trial involving the Philadelphia Archdiocese wrapped up its fifth week of brutal testimony and documents concerning the deviant acts of priests under Monsignor
    The prosecution in the priest-sex-abuse trial involving the Philadelphia Archdiocese wrapped up its fifth week of brutal testimony and documents concerning the deviant acts of priests under Monsignor William Lynn.
  • Victim Of Defrocked Priest Testifies of Sexual Abuse and Addiction

    Victim Of Defrocked Priest Testifies of Sexual Abuse and Addiction

    April 25, 20122012-06-07 15:49:02 GMT
    A young man took the stand Wednesday in a clergy-sex-abuse trial involving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, telling the jury of the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of two priests; leading to his
    A young man took the stand Wednesday in a clergy-sex-abuse trial involving the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, telling the jury of the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of two priests; leading to his use of drugs.
  • Update: Victim Of Guilty Former Priest Set To Testify

    Update: Victim Of Guilty Former Priest Set To Testify

    April 24, 20122012-06-07 15:48:28 GMT
    Blogger Kristen Byrne is in the courtroom at the Philadelphia Archdiocese priest-abuse trial. The defense in a landmark priest-sex-abuse case involving the Philadelphia Archdiocese will have to tread
    The defense in a landmark priest-sex-abuse case involving the Philadelphia Archdiocese will have to tread softly as they question a former priest's victim tomorrow.
  • Update: Bishop Denies Testimony Alleging Sexual Abuse

    Update: Bishop Denies Testimony Alleging Sexual Abuse

    April 20, 20122012-06-07 15:47:57 GMT
    Blogger Kristen Byrne is in the courtroom at the Philadelphia Archdiocese priest-abuse trial. A Roman Catholic bishop from West Virginia vehemently denied trial testimony in the Philadelphia Archdiocese
    A Roman Catholic bishop from West Virginia denies trial testimony in the Philadelphia Archdiocese priest abuse case.
  • Update: Prosecution Brings In More Victim Testimonies

    Update: Prosecution Brings In More Victim Testimonies

    April 16, 20122012-06-07 15:47:29 GMT
    Blogger Kristen Byrne is in the courtroom at the Philadelphia Archdiocese priest-abuse trial. Today marked the beginning of the fourth week in a landmark priest-abuse trial with the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
    Today marked the beginning of the fourth week in a landmark priest-abuse trial with the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Prosecutors brought in multiple victims to testify on their alleged abuse and discuss the steps taken by the archdiocese in a case against Monsignor William Lynn.
  • Update: Priest Remained In Ministry After Conviction and Complaints

    Update: Priest Remained In Ministry After Conviction and Complaints

    April 10, 20122012-06-07 15:46:39 GMT
    Blogger Kristen Byrne is in the courtroom at the Philadelphia Archdiocese priest-abuse trial. Here is a recap of events so far. After a slew of tearful testimonies last week, the third week of the
    After a slew of tearful testimonies last week, the third week of the Philadelphia Archdiocese priest sex-abuse trial resumed with accounts from a victim and a nun.
  • Update: Mother Of Alleged Priest Abuse Victim Testifies

    Update: Mother Of Alleged Priest Abuse Victim Testifies

    April 11, 20122012-06-07 15:46:35 GMT
    Blogger Kristen Byrne is in the courtroom at the Philadelphia Archdiocese priest-abuse trial. The mother of an accuser who gave an emotional testimony last week about his alleged abuse by a priest
    The mother of an accuser who gave an emotional testimony last week about his alleged abuse by a priest in the Philadelphia Archdiocese took the stand on Wednesday.
  • Update: Priest Child Abuse Trial So Far

    Update: Priest Child Abuse Trial So Far

    April 2, 20122012-06-07 15:46:41 GMT
    Blogger Kristen Byrne is in the courtroom at the Philadelphia Archdiocese priest-abuse trial. Here is a recap of events so far. A landmark priest-abuse trial began last week. Prosecutors say the Philadelphia
    A landmark priest-abuse trial began last week. Prosecutors say the Philadelphia Archdiocese made efforts to cover-up victim complaints. The Archdiocese has been under scrutiny with a history of sex abuse while victims' accusations were allegedly filed in the secret archives.
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