Philadelphia Monsiginor’s Case Overturned

27 December 2013 |permalink | email article

The Philadelphia district attorney who pressed the case, R.Seth Williams, said in a statement Thursday, “I am disappointed and strongly disagree with the court’s decision. Whether or not the conviction stands up, Monsignor William J. Lynn’s trial remains a warning to church officials everywhere, said the Rev. Thomas J. Reese, a senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter and expert on church leadership. New accusations are less frequent, Father Reese noted, “but in general when a case comes up, everyone is picking up the phone and dialing 911.”

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