Lynn Found Guilty on One Count; DA Mulls Brennan Retrial

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Philadelphia's top prosecutor said that a jury's verdict Friday on one of four charges brought against the first Catholic Church official to be criminally prosecuted for placing children in proximity with sexually abusive priests when he did not directly abuse the children would change how religious and secular institutions deal with sexual abuse.

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  • adele pace

    I'd like to see a Federal Rico prosecution of the Catholic Church, but I wonder whether it will ever happen.

  • the church is not God

    The entire Catholic church should have been charged under RICO (Racketeering In Corrupt Organizations) because the church as an organization abetted and covered up the criminal wide-spread abuse of children by it's priests. The church is a large corporation, just like Exxon, Bank of America, or many others. It is not immune or outside the laws of the country just because it is a religious organization. The church should be brought to account for its actions, but it won't because they are afraid they will offend God or not get into "heaven". Well anyone that refuses to protect the innocent or allow others to abuse the innocent will not get into "heaven".

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