Breaking: Msgr Lynn in Philly: Decision Reversed

Just in: Via Deacon Greg: The unanimous decision released Thursday by the state Superior Court also dismisses the criminal case against Monsignor William Lynn, a Philadelphia area priest. Lynn has been serving three to six years in prison after his child-endangerment conviction last year. Prosecutors had argued that Lynn reassigned predators to new parishes in […]

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Accused Priest Returned to Ministry in Joliet…But Should He Be Allowed to Return?

From the Herald News in Joliet, Ill. recently comes the news about Fr. F. Lee Ryan, who had a credible accusation against him regarding and affair he had with a minor. The law calls for discipline up to removal from the priesthood for adultery with minors under the age of 16. But Ryan is being […]

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UPDATE: Msgr. Lynn = Guilty of Endangerment but Not Conspiracy

Reuters has the early story: Monsignor William Lynn was found guilty on Friday of one count of endangering the welfare of a child, making him the highest-ranking U.S. Roman Catholic official convicted in the church child sex abuse scandal. The jury acquitted Lynn, who oversaw hundreds of priests in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, on two other […]

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Latin Mass Crowd Ousts Cardinal

CNS provides us with a story that allows us to see that while our church is quite diverse in terms of liturgical preferences (e.g. Latin mass vs. post-Vatican II liturgy), that we can all unite over our response to one sad event in our church’s history: The sexual abuse scandal. WASHINGTON (CNS) — The group […]

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