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Church Official Will Be Closely Monitored

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has told a Roman Catholic church official that he will be arrested if he violates the terms of his release on electronic...

Priest Convicted In Landmark Sex Abuse Case Gets Released

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Roman Catholic church official who won an appeal of his landmark conviction in the priest-abuse scandal left state prison on T...

Conviction Reversed For Church Official Accused In Sex Abuse Scandal

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Roman Catholic church official who has been jailed for more than a year for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints had hi...

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 Faces 7 Years For Endangering Children

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 09.23.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — The first U.S. church official convicted of covering up sex-abuse claims against Roman Catholic priests was sentenced Tuesday to ...

Attorney Links Penn State, Church Sex Abuse Scandals

AP | MARK SCOLFORO and MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.14.2012 | Crime

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Legal experts say emails and other evidence from the Penn State sex abuse case suggest that Joe Paterno and other university offici...

House Arrest For Convicted Priest?

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 09.04.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A Roman Catholic official convicted of child endangerment will remain behind bars until his sentencing later this month, a judge ...

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...

The Earthly Power Of A Philadelphia Jury

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

Those who wonder why the Church has been unable to halt the rolling catastrophe of sexual abuse claims need only consider the difference between the American system of law and Catholic justice.

Jury Hung On Priest Sex Abuse Charges

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.20.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A stubbornly divided jury will have a day off to dwell on clergy-abuse charges pending against two Roman Catholic priests before ...

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...

Jurors Struggle Through Deliberations In Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — Frustration erupted Tuesday in a landmark priest-abuse case. As jurors failed to reach a verdict for a seventh day, a defense la...

Philadelphia Trial Revives Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal

USA Today | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Ten years ago, the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal dominated the headlines with horrific stories of priests preying on vulnerable youths and a ...

No Quick Verdict In Priest Sex Trial

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Crime

By Dave Warner NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) - A Philadelphia jury ended its fourth day of deliberations on Wednesday without reaching a ...

Jury Deliberates Whether Ex-Priest Conspired To Cover Up Sex Abuse

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.04.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — Questions raised by jurors deliberating in a groundbreaking clergy-abuse trial suggest lingering confusion over the charges lodge...

'One Of The Most Significant Trials' On Clergy Sex Abuse About To End

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.30.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — In opening statements in March, a prosecutor called the alleged cover-up of child sexual assaults by priests a battle between rig...

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...

Bishop's Aides Shredded List Of Priests Accused Of Molesting Kids

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.01.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- An expert on "canon" law angrily called it "obstruction of justice, cubed" for a Roman Catholic archbishop to have shredded a list of ...

'I'll Never Forgive Myself': Mom Stayed Close To Priest After He Allegedly Abused Her Son

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 06.12.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A woman whose son gave emotional testimony about his alleged abuse at the hands of a Roman Catholic priest took the stand herself...

Former Marine Recounts Troubled Life After Meeting 'Sexual Predator' Priest

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 06.04.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A 30-year-old former Marine testified in a landmark clergy abuse case Wednesday that he was a good child with a bright future unt...

Woman Felt 'Helpless And Trapped' When Priest Fondled Her As Teen

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 03.30.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A witness in a landmark priest abuse trial told a jury on Thursday she felt "helpless and trapped" as a 13-year-old because a priest w...

Trial Reveals Priests Struggled With 'Sexual Sobriety'

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.29.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A string of Roman Catholic priests testified Wednesday in a landmark clergy-abuse case, saying they reported fellow priests to th...

Witness Says Priest Stalked Him, Ordered Him To Open Pants In School

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.29.2012 | Crime

In a far-reaching sex crimes coverup trial underway in Philadelphia, a former Catholic high school student testified today that a priest stalked him, ...

'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...