Click here to read: “It could take a month to pick a jury for three priests’ abuse trial,” by Mensah M. Dean, Philadelphia Daily News, Feb. 23, 2012
Excerpt: “Jury selection rarely takes more than a day or so. But for a trial that will feature the intersection of two emotionally charged issues – religion and child abuse – taking such a long time to pick a jury is understandable and necessary, said Marita Green, chair of Voice of the Faithful of Greater Philadelphia.
‘A lot of people have been touched, swayed and educated by the Catholic Church,’ said Green, whose Germantown-based group supports survivors of clerical abuse and encourages lay people to get involved with their churches to help prevent child abuse. ‘You don’t want people who are hostile to the church or who’ve had bad experiences with the church, or people who are so admiring of the church that they cannot believe that bad things happen in the church.'”