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Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Removes Two Priests Over Sex Abuse Allegations

In a written statement, Archbishop Charles Chaput says that separate investigations found that 75-year-old Reverend James Collins and 67-year-old Reverend John Paul “unfit for ministry.”

02/23/2014

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

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Hears Monsignor Lynn’s Endangerment Case

A Pennsylvania appeals court appears intrigued by arguments that a Roman Catholic church official was wrongly convicted for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints.

09/17/2013

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Disputing ‘Penetration,’ Judge Dismisses Felony Sex Charges Against Philadelphia Priest

Father Andrew McCormick is accused of sexually assaulting a ten-year-old altar boy in Bridesburg.

08/16/2012

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Fr. McCormick To Face Preliminary Hearing In August

By Tony Hanson PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia Archdiocesan priest now faces a preliminary hearing in August after being charged with the sexual assault of a 10 year old altar boy in Philadelphia in 1997. […]

07/28/2012

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

Philadelphia Monsignor Convicted Of Endangering Child

A Philadelphia jury today convicted Msgr. William Lynn on one count of child endangerment. No verdicts were returned regarding a co-defendant in the case, Father James Brennan.

06/22/2012

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Day 10 Of Deliberations In Clergy Sex Abuse Trial Comes To A Close With No Verdict

A Philadelphia jury is set to return for an 11th day of deliberations Tuesday in the groundbreaking clergy-abuse trial of two Roman Catholic priests.

06/18/2012

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I-Team: Priest Removed From Ministry Due To Sex Abuse Allegations Now Works At PHL

The CBS3 I-Team has learned that a Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations now holds a sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport.

05/24/2012

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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

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

Jurors Selected For Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Case

Twelve jurors have now been selected to hear an historic case, allegations of child abuse by priests and a cover-up by a church official, Monsignor William Lynn.

02/29/2012

(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

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

Jury Selection Delayed In Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Trial

Jury selection has been delayed at least a day in the landmark priest sex-abuse trial of a longtime Roman Catholic church official in Philadelphia.

02/21/2012

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

Jury Selection Begins Today In Priest Child Sex Abuse Case

Jury selection begins today in the alleged clergy abuse trial of Monsignor William Lynn, Father James Brennan and former priest Edward Avery, who was defrocked.

02/21/2012

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Judge Refuses To Bow Out Of Philadelphia Clergy Child Abuse Trial

A Philadelphia judge today rejected a defense motion that she remove herself from the pending clergy child sex abuse case because of bias.

02/15/2012

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Legal Expert Says Bevilacqua’s Death Won’t Affect Philadelphia Priest Child-Abuse Case

There is now a gag order imposed on all parties in the case, so neither the prosecution nor defense can make statements in reaction to Bevilacqua’s death.

02/01/2012

(File photo of Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorney. Credit: Steve Tawa)

More Shocking Allegations Emerge in Philadelphia Priest Child-Sex Scandal

The prosecution alleges these “prior bad acts” show a pattern of conduct by the church that contributed to the criminal conduct of defendant Msgr. William Lynn.

01/25/2012

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