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After A Day Off, Clergy Abuse Jury Deliberations Resume

Jury deliberations resumed Friday morning — the 13th day of deliberations in the clergy sexual abuse case.

06/22/2012

Clergy Abuse Jurors Return For 12th Day Of Deliberations

The jury in the clergy sexual abuse case will return today for a 12th day of deliberations, now one of the longest deliberations in recent Philadelphia criminal history.

06/20/2012

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No Verdict On Day 8 Of Philadelphia Priest-Abuse Talks

The jury in the clergy sexual abuse case was back at work for an 8th day on Thursday. As expected, the judge told the jury it can not re-hear days worth of testimony from of several key witnesses.

06/14/2012

Clergy Abuse Jury Returns For 8th Day Of Deliberations

The jury, which starts it’s 8th day of deliberations today after a day off yesterday, will return to court hoping to re-hear critical trial testimony, but they probably won’t get it.

06/14/2012

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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