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(Bishop Michael Bransfield.  File photo from Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston)

W. Va. Bishop Issues Scathing Rebuttal To Accusations Raised In Phila. Sex Abuse Trial

Bishop Michael Bransfield, who was named by a prosecution witness during the Philadelphia priest sex abuse trial, strongly denies the allegations leveled against him.


(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philly Priest Sex Abuse Case: Witness Alleges ‘Rotation’ Of Molestation Of Boys

As the trial of a Philadelphia monsignor and a priest accused of child sex abuse and coverups moves forward, a second man testified today he was part of a rotation of boys repeatedly abused by a local priest in the late ’70s and early ’80s.


Witness Links West Virginia Bishop To Priest Abuse

Testimony and argument in the clergy abuse case allegedly link bishop Michael Bransfield, of the Wheeling-Charleston West Virginia diocese, to an alleged predator priest and child abuse in the early 1980’s.


(A memo from Msgr. William Lynn outlining church response to accusations against priests has become evidence in the case against him.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

More Victims Say Abusive Philadelphia Priests Were Protected By Higher-Ups

The witness, who later became a priest himself, says he confronted his abuser years later and also informed church officials, but the man was not prosecuted.


(Msgr. William Lynn, in file photo)

Testimony of Abuse By Priests Piles Up In Philadelphia Child-Sex Coverup Case

The prosecution in the Philadelphia clergy child abuse case continues to focus in on the heart of its case — alleged lies and coverups — as it presented evidence of another priest allowed to remain in ministry even after allegations of sexual predation.