Click here to read: “Judge Denies Bail for Monsignor While Archdiocese Battles Its Own Lawyers Over Money for Appeal,” by Ralph Cipriano, Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog, August 6, 2012
Excerpt: “That prompted a bizarre two-paragraph response from the archdiocese public relations office that baffled the archdiocese’s own lawyers:
“Msgr. Lynn’s counsel is strongly convicted that there were many errors at trial and the sentence is disproportionate to other punishment meted out to administrators for this same charge. This strong belief and care for Msgr. Lynn and his family has resulted in Msgr. Lynn’s primary counsel, Tom Bergstrom, deciding to complete the appeal for Msgr. Lynn largely on a pro bono basis.”
“The Archdiocese has and continues to believe Msgr. Lynn is entitled to all the rights afforded him by civil law, including the appeal, and we noted when he was sentenced that we hope that the ultimate decision in Msgr. Lynn’s regard is just and merciful.”
You have to wonder who writes this stuff.”
Editor’s note: Is Brian Tierney is on vacation?