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Philly Priest Sex Abuse Scandal: Judge Says She Got It Right

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.25.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A judge is defending her decisions in the trial of the first Catholic Church official in the United States to be charged and convicted...

Convicted Priest Must Stay In Prison During Appeal

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.06.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic church official will remain in prison while he fights his landmark conviction for failing to protect a boy from ...

Priest Convicted Of Sex Abuse Coverup Seeks Release From Prison

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.02.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- Lawyers for an imprisoned Roman Catholic official will push to have him released to await sentencing, arguing that he has a good chanc...

Priest Convicted Of Endangering Kids, Cleared Of Sex Abuse Conspiracy

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.22.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic church official was convicted of child endangerment but acquitted of conspiracy Friday in a landmark clergy-abus...

Jury Deliberates For 11th Day In Case Of Catholic Priest's Alleged Sex Abuse Coverup

AP | Posted 06.19.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia jury is set to return for an 11th day of deliberations Tuesday in the groundbreaking clergy-abuse trial of two Roman Ca...

Catholic Church Officials Heavily Protects Files About Priest Abuse

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.17.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — Evidence in a groundbreaking priest-abuse trial shows the men running the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia used elabora...

Church Said Priest Left Due To Illness, But Actually Was Accused Of Molesting Altar Boy

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.07.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic church official charged with handling child sexual-abuse complaints for more than a decade had little to no trai...

Whistleblower Priest Punished For Airing Concerns About Suspicious Clergyman

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A Roman Catholic pastor was punished by the Philadelphia archdiocese for raising concerns about a priest being assigned to his parish,...

Priest Says 14-Year-Old Was Assaulted By Other Priest At Sleepover

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.30.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A 47-year-old man unleashed his fury Monday at the Roman Catholic Church, staring down a church official in a Philadelphia courtr...

Priest Suspected Of Sexual Abuse Was Ticking Time Bomb: Prosecutors

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.30.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- Two Roman Catholic archbishops moved a troubled priest to new parishes despite dire warnings he was having sex with minors, according ...

Ex-Altar Boy Abused By Priest Says He Started Doing Drugs At 11 To Cope

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.27.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A young man told a jury in a criminal priest-abuse case Wednesday that he was sexually assaulted as an altar boy by two Philadelphia p...

Old Wounds Ripped Open Along With Secret Church Files In Philadelphia Priest Trial

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.21.2012 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA -- Graphic testimony in a Philadelphia clergy-abuse trial this month has ripped open secret church files and reopened old wounds among Ca...

Schoolboys Stripped And Were Whipped For Priest's Passion Play

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.17.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia jury heard Tuesday about Catholic schoolboys who said they had to strip before a priest and endure whippings as th...

Ex-Priest Says He Was Abused In HIgh School Before Entering Clergy

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.16.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A college administrator testified Monday that a Philadelphia priest sexually assaulted him several times a week throughout high s...

'Sexual Abuse Of Children Happened In The Catholic Church': Priest's Attorney

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- Prosecutors aired dozens of confidential church documents in court Tuesday to try to prove the Philadelphia archdiocese routinely buri...

Landmark Child Sex-Abuse Case Begins For Philly Priests

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.26.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A high-ranking monsignor who's on trial "won't run" from the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis, his lawyer said Monday as the landmar...

Priest Blames Late Archbishop In Philly Sex Abuse Coverup

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.28.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A Roman Catholic monsignor charged with protecting predator-priests lost a last-minute bid to have criminal charges dismissed Monday, ...