Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Advocates for the abused are praising the guilty verdicts in the trials of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, and Philadelphia archdiocesan official Monsignor William Lynn.
Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput is set to appear at a news conference this afternoon to disclose the fate of some of the 27 priests suspended by his predecessor because of allegations of sexual abuse or other misconduct.
While Philadelphia-area Catholics got their first glimpse of the new archbishop today inside the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, protesters outside brought a reminder of the ongoing investigation of child sex abuse by priests.
Church abuse protesters handed out flyers during Ash Wednesday mass in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, one day after 21 priests were temporarily removed from ministry by the church.
Members of a support group for clergy molestation victims, called ‘SNAP,’ protested outside the Philadelphia Archdiocese headquarters Friday, urging Archbishop Cardinal Rigali to ‘immediately suspend dozens of accused clerics.’