Clergy Abuse

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Church Activist Upset That Cardinals Who Covered Up Sex Abuse Will Vote For New Pope

She says the cardinals need to stand up before going into the conclave and discipline their brothers for misconduct.


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Philadelphia Archdiocese Cuts 45 Jobs, Cites $17M Deficit

The Philadelphia Archdiocese has laid off 45 employees in an effort to close a $17-million dollar budget deficit.


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Archbishop Chaput Says Church Spent Over $11M On Clergy Abuse Crisis

Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput says that doesn’t include expenses from the Monsignor William Lynn trial.


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.


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Defense Rests In Clergy Abuse Trial

The defense has rested in the clergy sexual abuse case, and closing arguments are expected tomorrow.


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Jury Hears Of Father James Brennan’s Tormented Past

By Tony Hanson PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The jury in the clergy abuse case hears evidence of a troubled past for defendant Father James Brennan, who is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy in 1996. […]