Regardless of his defense, the most basic function of a priest is to represent Christ. In that regard, Msgr. Lynn has failed miserably – morally, ethically and, in my mind, criminally.
Click here to read: “Lead defendant takes witness stand at Philadelphia cleric abuse trial,” by John P. Martin, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 23, 2012
Excerpt: “Within minutes of settling in the witness chair, Lynn and his lawyer zeroed in on a critical pillar of their defense. Lynn said that during his 12 years as secretary for clergy under Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, he never had the power to assign, transfer or restrict priests in the archdiocese.”