Will Laws Prior to 2007 Allow Lynn to Walk?

Click here to read:  "Monsignor Lynn makes case that he was wrongly convicted in Philly priest-abuse case," by Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press, DelcoTimes.com, September 17, 2013Excerpt: “I did not intend any harm to come to (Avery’s victim). The fact is, my best was not good enough to stop that harm,” Lynn said at his sentencing. … Continue reading Will Laws Prior to 2007 Allow Lynn to Walk?

A Dark Picture Emerges from Hearings

Click here to read: "Allegations pile on priest in sex-abuse trial," by Mensah M. Dean, Philadelphia Daily News, Jan. 25, 2012 "CITY PROSECUTORS yesterday continued to pile on the allegations that a former high-ranking official of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia facilitated the sexual abuse of church children by repeatedly looking the other way when confronted … Continue reading A Dark Picture Emerges from Hearings

Archbishop Chaput Acknowledges Lynn But Not Victims

According to the following article in today's Philadelphia Inquirer, Archbishop Chaput extended support to Msgr. Lynn during a private Mass for priests. Why is the suspended priest, on trial for alleged conspiracy, more worthy of a shout out than the many survivors and victims of clergy sexual abuse? Where was Archbishop's prompt to offer them support? Where is the … Continue reading Archbishop Chaput Acknowledges Lynn But Not Victims

‘Rolling Stone’ Publishes 8-Page Article on Philly Catholic Church Cover-Up

The September 15, 2011 edition of venerable rock magazine "Rolling Stone" teases "The Catholic Church's Secret Sex -Crime Files" on its cover. Inside is a scathing eight-page article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely on the Philadelphia Archdiocese's sex abuse scandal and cover up. People may scream Catholic bashing, but it's all true. There won't be any … Continue reading ‘Rolling Stone’ Publishes 8-Page Article on Philly Catholic Church Cover-Up

Summer Required Reading: 2011 Grand Jury Report, Excerpt 2

Here is some sober reading for Sunday excerpted from the 2011 Grand Jury Report. It picks up where the last installment left off. I also highly recommend Philadelphia Magazine's July cover story, "Catholics in Crisis." "Monsignor Lynn These are sordid, shocking acts. There was at least one person, though, who could not have been the … Continue reading Summer Required Reading: 2011 Grand Jury Report, Excerpt 2