Click here to read: “Alleged victim’s mother: Priest admitted ‘something inappropriate,'” by John P. Martin and Joseph A. Slobodzian, The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 2012
Her 14-year-old son was visibly shaken after spending the night with the Rev. James Brennan in 1996, she said. The boy clung to his mother and refused to sleep alone in his bed. But he wouldn’t tell her what happened at the priest’s apartment, she said.
Brennan, an inspiring priest and friend so close she considered him a brother, was just as evasive when she and her husband pressed him days later for answers, the woman told a Common Pleas Court jury Wednesday.
“He said something inappropriate happened and it will never happen again” – but he wouldn’t elaborate, she said.