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Clergy Abuse Jury Gets A Day Off

The jury in the clergy abuse case is not sitting today because of scheduling issues, but they’ll return to work tomorrow for an 8th day of deliberations and facing unanswered questions

06/13/2012

Lynn Brennan

6th Day Of Deliberations In Church Sex Abuse Trial And Still No Verdict

The jury broke for the day after re-hearing trial testimony of statements made by defendant James Brennan during a church investigation of allegations of an assault during an overnight stay at the priest’s apartment.

06/11/2012

Clergy Abuse Jury Focusing On Key Documents

The jury has requested key documents, explanations of various legal terms and it has parsed the language of the legal charge, focusing on the significance of specific words.

06/06/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn, on his way into court with his attorney last April.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Jury Deliberations Begin In Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Trial

After all-day closing arguments on Thursday and instructions from the judge on Friday morning, the jury in the landmark clergy child sex abuse case began deliberations.

06/01/2012

Monsignor Lynn

Closing Arguments Underway In Clergy Sexual Abuse Case

Closing arguments got underway on Thursday in the landmark clergy sexual abuse case with Monsignor William Lynn charged with endangering children by allowing dangerous priests to remain in ministry.

05/31/2012

Monsignor Lynn

Monsignor Lynn Set For Third Day Of Cross-Examination In Clergy Sex Abuse Trial

Tuesday morning, 61 year old Monsignor William Lynn will be back on the witness stand at the Criminal Justice Center testifying in his own defense.

05/28/2012

Father Gana

Day 2 Of Cross Examination In Priest Sex Abuse Trial Proves Intense

Monsignor William Lynn walked to lunch with his family surrounding him, and for the first time all morning, his face wasn’t blazing red.

05/24/2012

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Catholics Gather To Protest Church’s Crackdown On Women Religious

Dozens of Catholics gathered in Sister Cities Park for a vigil to protest the Vatican’s crackdown on the women religious. The gathering in Philadelphia is just one of dozens of protests nationwide.

05/23/2012

Priest

Prosecutors Grill Monsignor Who Helped Create Infamous Predator Priest List

Monsignor James Beisel has testified he helped defendant Monsignor William Lynn compile the now infamous list of admitted and alleged predator priests which was later allegedly destroyed by others.

05/23/2012

(Credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

Catholics Gather In Philadelphia To Protest Vatican-Ordered Reforms

Dozens of Catholics gathered in Sister Cities Park for a vigil to protest the Vatican’s crackdown on the women religious. The vigil is just one of dozens of protests nationwide.

05/22/2012

file photo of Charles Chaput (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

It’s ‘Voucher Sunday’ For Philadelphia’s Catholics

Months after a school voucher program failed to pass the Pennsylvania state house, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia continues its call for school choice, declaring today “Voucher Sunday.”

05/20/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn leaves the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia in March 2012.  Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Monsignor Lynn’s 2004 Testimony Before Grand Jury Presented In Court

With the prosecution winding down in the clergy abuse case, a last segment of testimony by defendant William Lynn before a grand jury back in 2004 was presented Wednesday.

05/16/2012

(Bishop Joseph Galante, Diocese of Camden) (credit KYW's Mark Abrams)

Study Commissioned By Diocese Of Camden Turns Up Troubling Findings

A report released on Thursday showed more than half of those who were surveyed and identify themselves as Catholics don’t even have a basic understanding of their own faith.

05/03/2012

file photo of Msgr. William Lynn (Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Bucks County Priest Feels He Was Punished For Speaking Out

A Monsignor who tried to get the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to deal with so-called ‘problem priests’ more than 15-years ago, has testified that he was rebuffed by Monsignor William Lynn, one of two defendants in the clergy abuse trial.

05/03/2012

file photo of Msgr. William Lynn (Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Priest Trial Painful, Poignant For Catholics

Graphic testimony in a Philadelphia clergy-abuse trial this month has ripped open secret church files and reopened old wounds among Catholics as scarred men and women tell jurors that priests groped, molested or raped them as teens.

04/21/2012

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