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

Defense In Church Sex Abuse Trial Downplays Defendant’s Power

After two months of evidence the prosecution alleges shows defendant Monsignor William Lynn was at the heart of a cover-up of clergy abuse, the defense has opened and downplayed any power he had in the Archdiocese.

05/22/2012

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

After 8 Weeks, Prosecution Expected To Rest In Priest Abuse Trial

After two months of testimony and evidence, including evidence yesterday from a secret church archive safe, the prosecution in the clergy abuse case is expected to rest today.

05/17/2012

(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

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

Witnesses Testify Priests Remained In Ministry Despite Reports Of Abuse

The jury in the clergy abuse case has heard detailed testimony from a witness and a prosecution investigator.

05/11/2012

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

Witness Testifies He Was Victim Of ‘Depraved And Sadistic Conduct’ At Hand Of Priest

The jury in the clergy abuse case hears evidence of what a grand jury called ‘depraved and sadistic conduct’ related to a Passion Play, depicting the events leading to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

05/08/2012

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

Witness Says Monsignor William Lynn Enabled Predator Priest

Anthony Bozeman, then a youth minister, has testified he and others, including priests and a nun in Our Lady of Hope parish in Philadelphia had concerns about the relationship between Father David Sicoli and a 13-year-old boy.

05/02/2012

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

Witness In Clergy Sex Abuse Case: ‘Priests Aren’t Supposed To Do Wrong’

The jury in the clergy abuse case hears emotional testimony from two more alleged victims, men who say they were abused by a priest in the early 1980’s.

05/01/2012

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

Prosecutors: Predator Priest Served For 30 Years Despite Abuse Allegations

Evidence from the church’s secret archives shows three boys came forward in 1977 and alleged abuse and misconduct by Father David Sicoli, then in his first assignment.

04/27/2012

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Monsignor Lynn Tells Grand Jury Abuse Case Slipped Through The Cracks

Monsignor William Lynn was questioned before the grand jury about his handing of alleged abuse cases.

04/20/2012

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Expert On Church Law Testifies In Priest Sex Abuse Case

When asked about evidence the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua ordered shredded a list of admitted and suspected predator priests, Father Doyle exploded, saying that is like obstructing justice, cubed.

04/13/2012

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Lawyers For Priest And Accuser Continue Verbal Jousting In Clergy Abuse Trial

It was a second day of bickering on Thursday between a star witness in the clergy abuse trial in Philadelphia and the defense lawyer for the Reverend James Brennan.

04/05/2012

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

Prosecutors Detail Long History Of Alleged Abuse By Priests

The prosecution in the clergy abuse case alleges defendant Monsignor William Lynn, charged with endangering children by allowing alleged and admitted predator priests to remain in ministry, is guilty of a pattern of conduct that dates back decades in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

04/03/2012

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

Trial For 2 In Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Case Gets Underway

A trial has begun in the unprecedented case of a Philadelphia priest charged with raping a boy and a monsignor charged with endangering children as part of a coverup.

03/26/2012

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

Prosecutors Plan To Show ‘Diocese-Wide Policy’ In Priest Sex Abuse Case

While the unprecedented clergy abuse trial of former Monsignor William Lynn and two priests is set to begin Monday, the latest pre-trial hearing in the case makes clear the defendants won’t be the only ones on trial.

03/20/2012

(2002 photo of Cardinal Bevilacqua by Don Murray/ Getty Images)

Pa. Coroner To Release Cause Of Cardinal’s Death

A coroner is set to release the results of a probe into the death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, the former leader of the Philadelphia archdiocese who died Jan. 31 at a suburban seminary.

03/07/2012

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