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Barbara Blaine

Abuse Advocates Pleased With Sandusky And Lynn Verdicts

Advocates for the abused are praising the guilty verdicts in the trials of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, and Philadelphia archdiocesan official Monsignor William Lynn.

06/23/2012

(Cardinal Bevilacqua in 2002. Photo by Don Murray/Getty Images)

Bevilacqua Leaves Complicated Legacy, Funeral Plans Announced

“I don’t know if we’re going to have objective answers to what his legacy is. That’s something for historians. It’s not something we can determine in the heat of the moment with trials yet to begin.”

02/01/2012

Archdiocese

Third Grand Jury Report Examined In Philadelphia Archdiocese Sex Abuse Case

In the wake of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, new attention is now being paid to a little known report produced by a third grand jury. Previously, most focus in the case has been on reports produced by two other grand juries.

03/29/2011

(Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Priest Sex Abuse Protesters, Outside Philadelphia Cathedral, Demand More From Rigali

Church abuse protesters handed out flyers during Ash Wednesday mass in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, one day after 21 priests were temporarily removed from ministry by the church.

03/09/2011

(SNAP President, Barbara Blaine. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

SNAP Says Outsiders Should Investigate Church Abuse Allegations

A group supporting clergy sex abuse victims says Cardinal Rigali should be hiring outsiders to investigate why priests accused of abuse are still on the job.

02/21/2011