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(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in file photo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Judge May Grant House Arrest To Convicted Monsignor Lynn

Convicted clergyman Monsignor William Lynn will remain behind bars for now, but the trial judge is considering a defense house arrest request after she revoked bail with Lynn’s conviction last week on a child endangerment charge.

06/26/2012

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Monsignor Says He’s Sorry But Blameless For Teen’s Abuse By Pedophile Priest

Msgr. William Lynn maintains he was powerless to change the church’s practices for dealing with predator priests. As he put it at one point, he was “not the cardinal archbishop of Philadelphia.”

05/29/2012

(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

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

Judge Says Bevilacqua Memo Doesn’t Destroy Case Against Msgr. Lynn

A municipal judge has rejected a defense motion to dismiss the child endangerment case against Philadelphia priest Msgr. William Lynn because of newly discovered evidence in the clergy abuse case.

02/27/2012

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, at lectern, introduces Patrick Blessington, far left, who will head the DA's new anti-corruption task force.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia DA Creates New Public Corruption Task Force

Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams has created a new task force designed speficially to weed out public corruption in the city.

06/02/2011

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