POLITICAL observations & opinions

* motions filed in Philadelphia pedophile case … this is the first criminal case to deal with the enabling of sexual attacks on children by the Catholic Church hierarchy … if this case is won, the whole Catholic Church structure of enabling such conduct may well fall … this trail may lead all the way to the Vatican … as it should!

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 29, 2011

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 AP reports (10/28/11) …

  • Prosecutors seeking to convict four Roman Catholic priests and a teacher in a pedophilia case want to use evidence of other sexual assault complaints and priest transfers in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
  • They filed a motion Friday to include relevant conduct at the high-profile trial, which is scheduled for March.
  • Monsignor William Lynn, 60, is the first U.S. church official charged with child endangerment and accused of transferring predator priests who then abused more victims. 
  • Two priests, an ex-priest and a teacher are charged in the same case with raping two boys.
  • Prosecutors hope to show that Lynn had a pattern of transferring known predators and that priests “had the opportunity and cover” to abuse minors.

They also want to show the jury broad evidence

of the archdiocese’s handling of sex-abuse complaints,

to try to prove the complaints were ignored,

enabling predators and exposing them to new victims.

read the entire article at … http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/philadelphia-prosecutors-seek-to-prove-pattern-of-priest-pedophiles-transfers-at-march-trial/2011/10/28/gIQAseYzPM_story.html

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