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Pennsylvania Top Court Reinstates Monsignor’s Conviction

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 ABC news (USA) PHILADELPHIA — Apr 27, 2015, 8:32 PM ET By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press AP The state’s highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official … Continue reading

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Saginaw’s top Catholic bishop — called ‘kingpin’ by lawyer — to be named in Philadelphia clergy sex abuse lawsuit, reports indicate

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mlive.com (Michigan) Published: Monday, August 27, 2012, 11:20 AM By  Justin Engel | jengel1@mlive.com Jeff Schrier | The Saginaw News Bishop Joseph Cistone was installed in the Diocese of Saginaw in July 2009. SAGINAW, MI — Attorneys plan to name … Continue reading

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“Defense: “Lynn ‘put spotlight’ on sex abuse by priests” & “Defense: Monsignor not liable for sins of church”

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philly.com Posted: Thu, May. 31, 2012, 12:06 PM By John P. Martin and Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS A defense lawyer urged a Philadelphia jury Thursday to acquit Msgr. William J. Lynn, arguing the former Archdiocesan official is being … Continue reading

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Closing arguments Thursday in Pa. priest trial

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Published May 30, 2012 Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – In opening statements in March, a prosecutor called the alleged cover-up of child sexual assaults by priests a battle between right and wrong within the Philadelphia archdiocese. But hundreds of church documents … Continue reading

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“Monsignor: ‘Many victims … told me I helped them’” & “Pa. monsignor apologizes in clergy-abuse case”

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philly.com Posted: Tue, May. 29, 2012, 12:13 PM By John P. Martin and Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS The defense in the landmark clergy sex-abuse trial rested Tuesday after Msgr. William J. Lynn ended three days of contentious testimony … Continue reading

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Monsignor’s testimony: ‘ ‘I thought I was helping victims’

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philly.com Posted: Wed, May. 23, 2012, 7:19 PM By John P. Martin and Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Msgr. William J. Lynn took the witness stand at his landmark trial Wednesday, asserting he “did my best” to weed out … Continue reading

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Monsignor: Cardinal wanted accusers kept in dark

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yahoo.com 30 November 2012Associated Press By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Roman Catholic church official conceded that a 1994 list he compiled of 35 priests suspected of sexually abusing children in the Philadelphia archdiocese included some … Continue reading

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Priest in Pa. case: ‘You don’t say no’ to cardinal

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yahoo.com 22 May 2012 By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A priest assigned to help handle child sex-abuse complaints at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia told jurors Tuesday that Monsignor William Lynn was the only other … Continue reading

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Defense witness: Lynn had no power over accused priests

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philly.com Posted: Tue, May. 22, 2012, 12:54 PM By John P. Martin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER The Rev. Monsignor Michael T. McCulken. (saintmatthias.org) A priest who helped Msgr. William J. Lynn investigate child-sex abuse complaints in the 1990s on Tuesday described … Continue reading

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Late Cardinal Bevilacqua is ghost in Philly courtroom at church cover-up trial of his aide

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Cardinal’s presence felt at Pa. church-abuse trial newser.com (Chicago, Illinois) 19 May 2012 By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Associated Press | Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua died just weeks before his longtime aide went on trial in the alleged cover-up of sexual assaults … Continue reading

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