Tuesday, April 3, 2012

JUSTICE RENDERED by SECULAR WOMAN! LYNN to JAIL for 6 YEARS! GUILTY VERDICT! Trial of William Lynn: A compilation. Philadelphia JP2 Army - John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army

Updated July 24, 2012

Today, a laywoman and secular Judge Teresa Sarmina of Philadelphia rendered justice – for the first time – to victims of the JP2 Army –John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army which those Roman Catholic Saints Teresa’s could not do idly from Heaven and which the fastest tracking saint John Paul II refused to do during his longest papacy for 27 plus years, and which Cardinal Josef Ratzinger and Opus Dei refused to do because they were obsessed only with the narcissistic legacy of "John Paul II the Great".  Philadelphia Judge Teresa sentenced Opus Dei Golden Cow Monsignor Lynn up to six years in prison saying Lynn enabled "monsters in clerical garb ... to destroy the souls of children, to whom you turned a hard heart… "You knew full well what was right, Monsignor Lynn, but you chose wrong."  The 6-years prison sentence of Lynn today proves that secular justice and our American justice system is morally right while the Roman Catholic Church controlled by the Opus Dei is the Vatican Titanic sinking in moral bankruptcy and is a corrupt justice system that uses magic and deceptions to perpetuate – at all costs- the wizard powers of evil priests like Monsignor Lynn and Cardinal Bernard Law and the thousands of pedophile priests who destroyed lives of hundreds of thousands of little boys. Judge Teresa’s sentence is a hard female pill to swallow for the Benedict XVI and the all-male Opus Dei controlled Vatican considering their history against nuns now http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/04/vatican-attacks-american-nuns.html and women in the past http://jp2m.blogspot.ca/2006/11/john-paul-ii-revived-inquisition.html

Opus Dei is hypocritical to put Mother Teresa’s website in their homepage because no Opus Dei priest serves her nuns, but the Jesuits do.  Even Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata harboured a pedophile priest as her personal spiritual director, read our related article Mother Teresa was not a living saint - revealed in detail by book http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2011/07/mother-teresa-was-not-living-saint.html  


It is quite a coincidence, or God-incidence, that the judge who sentenced Monsignor Lynn is called Teresa, Judge M. Teresa Sarmina, because one of the first churches in Boston to appeal to John Paul II TO DO SOMETHING about its pedophile priest is also named St. Theresa’s Parish in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, read about it here http://jp2m.blogspot.ca/2011/05/heil-satanas-jp2-patron-saint-of.html 

Where was St. Teresa of Avila and where was St. Theresa of the Little Flower and the “roses from Heaven” that she promised to shower upon the earth upon her death, history has proven that her Carmelite petals did not protect one single altar boy or girl from the thousands of pedophile priests of the JP2 Army.  John Paul II was busy cooking up saints in the Vatican Saints Factory and preparing his own canonization, even before his death -- his blood vile was worshipped even before his death in Colombia http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/04/satanas-jp2-blood-worshipped-in.html   -- even at his deathbed he refused to repent of his negligence on children so we can say to him as well: John Paul II enabled "monsters in clerical garb ... to destroy the souls of children, to whom you turned a hard heart… "You knew full well what was right, John Paul II, but you chose wrong."  These statements can be said as well to Cardinal Josepf Ratzinger and to the Opus Dei and to all Cardinals and Bishops and Monsignors.  Indeed, The Nazis and the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army were both an inherently evil all-male elite hierarchy born from the Devil's bowels http://jp2army.blogspot.ca/2011/01/nazis-and-john-paul-ii-pedophiles.html

Marci Hamilton, law professor and counsel in multiple abuse cases, was present at the sentencing. She said Sarmina's statement, which at one point quoted Archbishop Charles Chaput's Good Friday sermon, carried the theme that being a good priest does not make up for criminal endangerment of children.

"She really contrasted the Lynn that was secretary of the clergy who was, in her words hardhearted and callous, and the Lynn who was the parish priest, who was warm and compassionate, and she said the one doesn't make up for the other," Hamilton said. ... see news articles below


Monsignor William Lynn, the Vatican Nazi vis-à-vis Laszlo Csatary, Hitler’s Nazi caught a few days ago
Monsignor William Lynn, the Vatican Nazi of the JP2 Army-John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army is similar to Laszlo Csatary, the 97-year old Nazi criminal who was caught and arrested a few days ago in Hungary:  Both their defence teams say verbatim that “he was only obeying orders from his superior” (see news article below).  It took 10 years for the prosecutors in Philadelphia, costing millions of dollars in taxpayers’ money, to prepare their case against Lynn, the highest ranking Roman Catholic officer ever because the Vatican is a hard nut to crack, read about it here why-vatican-must-end-as-country-vatican.html   (it took only one month for prosecutors to prepare against lay man Jerry Sandusky who was found guilty on 45 of the 48 counts) .  Likewise, the Simon Wiesenthal Center took years and millions of dollars to track down the 97-year old Csatary, one of the few alive Nazi war criminals left and to prove his true identity amidst his false identity.    These millions of dollars was worth it because for the first time before America’s secular court of law (and perhaps the last time… unless The Hague prosecute the crimes against humanity of 85-year old Benedict XVI http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012_03_01_archive.html ), the Catholic Church hierarchy’s intricate cover-ups of pedophile priests were exposed to the world, and the endangerment of children and pedophilia committed by holy priests within the holiest of churches also well-informed the world.   

The defence of Monsignor William Lynn argued that he “was only obeying orders of his superior”.  Monsignor Lynn was following Opus Dei doctrine that he will be full of grace when he “obeyed”  his boss no matter what the order is, good or evil, the defunct Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua who conveniently died on the very first day of trial of Lynn  read more here http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/01/benedict-appoints-22-new-cardinal.html   Monsignor Lynn is another Opus Dei Golden Cow who must really go rot in jail for 7 years, the maximum penalty (sadly it was only 3 to 6 years) , because his victims and the victims of the JP2 Army continue to suffer the “living Hell” which John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army left behind.  7 Years in jail would be a fair testament to the justice in American secular court of law.  For once, and perhaps the first and last time, justice will be served to children in America who suffered under the almighty Catholic Church and under the longest reigning Pope John Paul II of the 20th century, read  Heil Satanas JP2 Patron Saint of Pedophiles, Pederasts Rapists-Priests! John Paul II is the same yesterday and today-- he cannot protect children http://jp2m.blogspot.ca/2011/05/heil-satanas-jp2-patron-saint-of.html.


Victims in USA - Attackers - Responsible Leaders

WTC & 9/11 attacks - 3,000 victims - 19 Muslims - Osama bin Laden

JP2 Army – 100,000 victims - 6,100 pedophile priests - John Paul II & Benedict XVI & Opus Dei, the new Vatican Trinity http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/07/may-1-september-11-anniversaries-for.html

When we were first inspired (during Christmas, a supposedly happy time but Christ dared us to post it in our blog) to compare the JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army to the Nazis, little did we know it would culminate to this day when the Vatican’s own Nazi officer Monsignor William Lynn was found by a secular American court jury in Philadelphia.   We entitled our article The Devil’s bowels smell like roses in the Vatican http://jp2army.blogspot.ca/2010/12/devils-bowels-smell-like-roses-in.html

 

A few days later we wrote The Nazis and the John Paul II Pedophiles Rapists-Priests Army were both an inherently evil all-male elite hierarchy born from the Devil's bowels http://jp2army.blogspot.ca/2011/01/nazis-and-john-paul-ii-pedophiles.html

 

We obeyed Christ’s continuing inspirations and we went on to write that The Nazis of Hitler and the Roman Catholic Church of Benedict XVI are similar: They both burn human beings in Auschwitz and in Hell http://pope-ratz.blogspot.ca/2011/02/nazis-of-hitler-and-roman-catholic.html


We obeyed Christ and wrote John Paul smelled Devil`s Bowels as roses for 27 years as he deified Father Marcial Maciel and deified Cardinal Bernard Law http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2011/04/john-paul-smelled-devils-bowels-as.html

And now the defense would like Lynn to go scot-free: "A sentence of time served, probation, work release, or house arrest would ensure that Msgr. Lynn can still use his priestly gifts to improve the lives of those around him."  Priestly hypocrisy indeed!  Opus Dei would like Monsignor Lynn to continue being a priest just like Cardinal Bernard Law (after resigning as Archbishop of Boston for admitting in public for transferring 80 pedophile priests and endangering hundreds more children) continued being a Cardinal in Rome through the Achilles Heel of John Paul II  http://stella0maris.blogspot.ca/ .
Every year, SNAP and victims of JP2 Army and all children victims of pedophiles should have a bi-annual commemorations in May 1 and September 11, and all victims, in USA alone, more than 15, 600 victims of 6,100 pedophile priests in their respective dioceses, should be read, just like they do at Ground Zero when they read each victims names. 

The stories of Cardinal Bernard Law and Cardinal Mahony and Monsignor Lynn and Fr. Marcial Maciel should also be recounted for all generations to come, and John Paul II should never be recognized as a saint because he is Heil Satanas JP2 Patron Saint of Pedophiles, Pederasts Rapists-Priests! John Paul II is the same yesterday and today-- he cannot protect children http://jp2m.blogspot.ca/2011/05/heil-satanas-jp2-patron-saint-of.html 

With these bi-annual ceremonies and silent marches (no rosaries or Eucharist) children from around the world will be awaken of potential authority predators amidst them, even those holy Roman Catholic priests who are chanting to the Opus Dei Golden Cow, “saint JP2, we love you”.  Read about the bi-annual anniversaries here http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/07/may-1-september-11-anniversaries-for.html .
Updated July 21, 2012

William Lynn is the highest Roman Catholic Church officer to be brought to justice and  found guilty by a secular jury in our American secular court of law (without Rosaries or Eucharist  or Vatican Canon Laws influences) and it is time our American justice system also give him the maximum penalty of 7 years of jail time without parole in deference to the hundreds of thousands of victims of the JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army http://jp2army.blogspot.ca/ named aptly after the longest reigning pope of the 20th century who did and said nothing about this most heinous crimes against children in Christendom and of the 20th century and ironically John Paul II is also the fastest tracking saint and biggest Opus Dei Golden Cow.  Lynn is probably the first and perhaps the last Roman  Catholic high ranking officer to be convicted (since Cardinal Bernard Law who admitted to transferring 80 pedophile priests was glorified in Rome by the Achilles Heel of John Paul II and his colleagues of all other Bishops and Cardinals have gotten off scot-free by settling financially almost 3 billion dollars with victims, the Vatican Bank won’t feel a dent of this cheap change.)   The judge should not be swayed by Lynn’s lawyers who are saying that Lynn poses "no danger to the public," his defense lawyers argue, so putting him away for a maximum prison term of seven years would amount to "cruel and unusual punishment." 

This "no danger to the public," is not justice at all for all the victims of JP2 Army or Lynn’s victims.  The judge and American and The Hague should learn from the Jews especially from this latest Nazi war criminal living with another false identity and a different name who was recently caught in Hungary -- who also posed "no danger to the public » -- ever since he left Germany and stopped being a Nazi but instead lived a quiet happy life in the free world, see news article below .  The Catholic Church would like Lynn to be released so that he can continue being a wizard of Christ’s Flesh, read about priests who cannot reincarnate dead cats and dogs but can reincarnate God here  http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/06/international-eucharistic-congress-in.html like criminal Cardinal Bernard Law did in the glories of Rome, read our related article,  Sins and crimes are not synonymous. “Sins” is a Roman Catholic Church's word and theological concept while “crimes” is a secular word and society's reality. Sins are blamed on the Devil or Satan who tempted the Catholics’ first parents Adam and Eve to commit Original Sin while crimes are blamed on the criminals. http://pope-ratz.blogspot.ca/2010/05/sins-and-crimes-are-not-synonymous.html

SNAP and The Hague should emulate the Jews who hunted down and prosecuted and jailed Nazis for life and William Lynn should rot in jail for the maximum 7 years as his conviction and guilty verdict warrants.  The judge in Philadelphia should learn from what  Efraim Zuroff, said and should also look at Lynn at the height of his power when he endangered children (and not follow the Roman Catholic church recipe of glorifying criminals like Lynn and Cardinal Bernard Law, read our related article on Law here http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/01/boston-10th-anniversary-and-bernie-law.html .   

In Israel, Efraim Zuroff, director of the Wiesenthal Center’s Jerusalem office, applauded the arrest.

“When you look at a person like this, you shouldn’t see an old frail person, but think of a man who at the height of his physical powers devoted all his energy to murdering or persecuting and murdering innocent men, women and children,”

Suspected Nazi war criminal who lived in Canada for decades arrested in Hungary
 

BUDAPEST, Hungary — A 97-year-old Hungarian man who became a Canadian citizen in 1955 and is suspected of abusing Jews and helping deport thousands of them during the Holocaust was taken into custody Wednesday, questioned and charged with war crimes, prosecutors said.

The case of Laszlo Csatary was brought to the attention of Hungarian authorities by the Simon Wiesenthal Center last year.
Prosecutors decided to charge Csatary with the “unlawful torture of human beings,” a war crime that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Csatary’s lawyer, Gabor Horvath B., said that a judge, acting on a request from prosecutors, ordered his client to be confined to house arrest for a maximum of 30 days.
Horvath B. said he had appealed the ruling, which also opened the way for authorities to confiscate Csatary’s passport.

Tibor Ibolya, Budapest’s acting chief prosecutor, said Csatary recounted his Holocaust-era activities to authorities during questioning, saying he was following orders and carrying out his duty.

“The suspect denied having committed the crimes,” Ibolya said, adding that during his testimony Csatary’s “attitude toward some of his fellow men of a certain religion … is not what we would consider normal.”

Prosecutors detained Csatary in an early morning sweep because they were worried he may try to flee. He has lived at least in two separate Budapest apartments during the last few months.

“We took Csatary into custody at dawn from an address to which he had no connection until now,” said Ibolya. “He co-operated with investigators.”

Csatary’s lawyer said his client had moved to a new location because he was tired of being badgered. On Monday, 40 people held a protest outside one of Csatary’s purported homes but he was nowhere to be seen.

According to a summary of the case released by prosecutors, Csatary was a police officer in the Slovakian city of Kosice, at a time part of Hungary.

In May 1944, Csatary was named chief of an internment camp at a Kosice brick factory from where 12,000 Jews were deported to Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps.

Authorities said Csatary was present when the trains were loaded and sent on their way.
Csatary “regularly” used a dog whip against the Jewish detainees “without any special reasons and irrespective of the assaulted people’s sex, age or health condition,” the prosecutors’ statement said.

As one train departed with some 80 Jews crammed into one railcar, Csatary refused a request by one of the Jews to cut holes in the walls of the wagon to let more air in, the statement said.

“We took into consideration the severity of his acts, but we should not forget that the suspect is due the presumption of innocence,” Ibolya said. “In our estimation, he will not be able to escape.”
Ibolya said considering Csatary’s age, he was in good physical and mental condition, although experts had yet to examine him.

Csatary was been convicted in absentia for war crimes in Czechoslovakia in 1948 and sentenced to death. He arrived in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia the following year, became a Canadian citizen in 1955 and worked as an art dealer in Montreal.
In October 1997, Canadian authorities said the 82-year-old had left the country, apparently bound for Europe, before they had the chance to decide his fate in a deportation hearing. His citizenship had been revoked in August and the deportation order was based on his obtaining citizenship by giving false information.

Canadian authorities alleged that Csatary had failed to provide information concerning his collaboration with Nazi occupation forces while serving with the Royal Hungarian Police and his participation in the internment and deportation to concentration camps of thousands of Hungarian Jews.

Ibolya said the investigation into the Csatary case was continuing and that prosecutors were waiting for information from Israel, including the possible testimony of survivors, and Canada.

“I expect this case to continue for months, even taking into account that we are treating it as one that we would like to conclude as soon as possible,” Ibolya said.

In Israel, Efraim Zuroff, director of the Wiesenthal Center’s Jerusalem office, applauded the arrest.

“When you look at a person like this, you shouldn’t see an old frail person, but think of a man who at the height of his physical powers devoted all his energy to murdering or persecuting and murdering innocent men, women and children,” Zuroff told the AP.


Laszlo Csatary (L), aka Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, leaves the courthouse in Budapest on July 18, 2012, after he was placed under house arrest for 30 days following questioning by an investigative judge at the military's prosecution's office.


The Simon Wiesenthal Centre welcomed the arrest by Hungarian police of the Nazi war crimes suspect, who topped the US Nazi-hunting organisation's most wanted list. Csatary is accused by the Wiesenthal Center of having helped organise the deportation of some 15,700 Jews to the Auschwitz death camp during World War II.



Hungarian Laszlo Csatary, suspected of war crimes against Jews during World War Two, leaves the prosecution building in Budapest July 18, 2012.

JUDGES, LEARN FROM THE JEWS WHO CAUGHT NAZI CRIMINALS -- LOCK-UP THOSE CATHOLIC BISHOPS AND MONSIGNORS WHO COVERED-UP PEDOPHILE PRIESTS!  They are the version of the Vatican Nazis of the JP2 Army!

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News updates July 25, 2012

Monsignor William Lynn sentenced to jail term for harboring child sex abuse priests

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Irish Central
By
PATRICK COUNIHAN,
IrishCentral Staff Writer

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2012

US Catholic clergyman Monsignor William Lynn has been sentenced to three to six years in jail for covering up child sex abuse by priests in Philadelphia.

Lynn is the most senior U.S. cleric convicted in the church’s decades-long sex abuse scandal.

NBC reports that the sentence which was handed down by Judge M. Teresa Sarmina was less than the maximum penalty of seven years in prison for Lynn’s conviction on a single count of child endangerment.

The judge said: “The sentence is meant to punish Lynn for protecting monsters in clerical garb who molested children … to destroy the souls of children, to whom you turned a hard heart.” ...

Commentator Terence McKiernan, president of BishopAccountability.org, which tracks priest-abuse cases, told NBCPhiladelphia.com: “I believe that what Lynn did was done by just about every diocese.

“In most cases, I think the vicar general was well informed, and also the bishop.”
“More than 500 U.S. priests have now been convicted of abuse but Lynn’s three-month trial shows just how hard it is to demonstrate collusion.”

SNAP Hopes Bishop Finn Thinks Twice About Going To Trial Next Month

 

UNITED STATES
KMOX
ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- Local clergy abuse survivors assess the impact of today’s 3 to 6 prison sentence handed down to a Philadelphia church official for covering up sex abuse claims against priests.

First, SNAP’s David Clohessy says he’s glad the monsignor will spend time behind bars.

“We think that jailing men who conceal child sex crimes is a good way to deter people to concealing child sex crimes,” he says

And, Clohessy says, that sentence may have an impact on a St. Louis-native who could be the next church official to go on trial — Kansas City St. Joseph Bishop Robert Finn.

A Philadelphia secular jury convicted Lynn last June of felony child endangerment for his supervision of now-defrocked priest Edward Avery who is serving a 2½- to five-year sentence after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting an altar boy in church.

Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said Lynn enabled "monsters in clerical garb ... to destroy the souls of children, to whom you turned a hard heart."

She added: "You knew full well what was right, Monsignor Lynn, but you chose wrong."

Monsignor William Lynn Prison Sentence

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
National Survivor Advocates Coalition
7/25/2012

The National Survivor Advocates Coalition (NSAC) believes Monsignor William Lynn should have received the maximum seven year sentence given the parameters of the law but the three to six year sentence is significant for his conviction on the endangerment of children in this watershed case regarding the sexual abuse of children.

The sentence should send a clear and direct message to all of the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church: they have failed their people, and given Monsignor Lynn’s defense they created and sustain a culture that fails their people.

If the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Monsignor Lynn’s parish believe the sentence to be unfair, they should urge Cardinal Rigali to step forward and take Monsignor Lynn’s place in jail. For indeed, it becomes increasingly clear with each court case that the cover-up and direction came from the top.

Monsignor Lynn sentenced to 3-6 years for Catholic child-sex-abuse

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
New York Daily News
By Charlie Wells / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The first U.S. Roman Catholic official convicted of covering up child sexual abuse inside the Church was sentenced Tuesday to 3-to-6 years in prison.

Judge M. Teresa Sarmina handed down Monsignor William J. Lynn’s sentence, just shy of the maximum seven-year penalty prosecutors had sought.

Sarmina told Lynn that he had permitted "monsters in clerical garb ... to destroy the souls of children, to whom you turned a hard heart.” ...
"I believe that what Lynn did was done by just about every diocese," Terence McKiernan, president of BishopAccountability.org, a website tracking cases of abuse, said to NBCPhiladelphia.com. "In most cases, I think the vicar general was well informed, and also the bishop."
According to McKiernan’s group, over 500 priests have been convicted of abuse.

As for Lynn, prosecutors were not at a loss for harsh words.

“His active, even eager execution of archdiocese policies - carried out in the face of victims' vivid suffering, and employing constant deceit - required a more amoral character, a striving to please his bosses no matter how sinister the business," they wrote in a sentencing memo obtained by CBS News and filed Friday. "At any time during those 12 years, he could have had a moment of conscience."

William Lynn gets 3 to 6 years in Philly church sexual abuse case

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Newsworks
[with audio]
By Elizabeth Fiedler
The first U.S. church official convicted for his handling of sexual abuse allegations against other priests has been sentenced to three to six years in prison.

The sentence was handed down today in Philadelphia to Monsignor William Lynn, the former secretary for clergy at Philadelphia Archdiocese. ...
District Attorney Seth Williams said the sentence validates years of work.

"This is a very different type of case. One that many people say is unprecedented in American jurisprudence and I am very proud of the men and women of the grand juries and the men and women of the district attorney's office for bringing this case on behalf of all victims," he said.

Williams says while Lynn did not abuse children, he didn't do enough to protect them.

"As the father of three daughters, to know that someone reported potentially that my daughter was raped, didn't call law enforcement, didn't even try to let me know that I have a ticking time bomb in the room next to me that needs counseling -- is insufficient," Williams said. "And that is why he's here. That is why he's held responsible for his behavior."

"I think this is a guide for the world," says Marci Hamilton, the co-counsel in several civil cases brought by plaintiffs who allege abuse and cover-up by Philadelphia church officials.

"I do think that Seth Williams has set the standard so that prosecutors now know that they can get justice for victims of child sexual abuse," Hamilton says. "And prosecutors were afraid these kinds of prosecutions even 10 years ago. They were elected officials and they were afraid of being targeted as being anti-Catholic."

Catholic Priest of Philadelphia Monsignor William Lynn gets to 6 years for child sex abuse

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
National Turk (Turkey)

A Roman Catholic Monsignor William Lynn has been sentenced yesterday to serve up to 6 years in prison for allowing a priest suspected of sexual misconduct with a minor to continue to work in an assignment involving contact with children.

US catholic priest William J. Lynn, a former cardinal’s aide, was found guilty of endangering children, becoming the first senior official of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States convicted of covering up child sexual abuses by priests under his supervision in Philadelphia.

The catholic priest Monsignor William Lynn’s sentence is another milestone in a sex-abuse scandal that has shaken the Church in the US and elsewhere for the past ten years.

Monsignor Lynn gets 3-6 years in prison for 'enabling monsters'

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Daily Times
Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

By MARYCLAIRE DALE
Of The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — The first U.S. church official convicted of covering up sex-abuse claims against Roman Catholic priests was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years in prison by a judge who said he “enabled monsters in clerical garb ... to destroy the souls of children.”

Monsignor William Lynn, the former secretary for clergy at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, “helped many but also failed many” in his 36-year church career, Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said.
Lynn, who handled priest assignments and child sexual assault complaints from 1992 to 2004, was convicted last month of felony child endangerment for his oversight of now-defrocked priest Edward Avery. Avery is serving a 2½- to five-year sentence for sexually assaulting an altar boy in church in 1999. ...

The archdiocese called the sentence severe and hoped it would be “adjusted” on appeal.

“Fair-minded people will question the severity of the heavy, three- to six-year sentence imposed on Monsignor Lynn today,” the statement said. ...

“Protecting children has to be first and foremost,” said Barbara Blaine, founder of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. “We’re extremely grateful that the judge and the prosecutors did not give Monsignor Lynn special treatment because of his priestly status.”

Advocate: Lynn sentence 'sends signal' for abuse cases

UNITED STATES
Daily Times
Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
By PATTI MENGERS
pmengers@delcotimes.com

Ten years ago, John Salveson called the resignation of Boston Cardinal Bernard Law in the shadow of hundreds of claims of clerical sexual abuse under his watch, a start in seeking justice for the victims of pedophile priests.

“I think it’s long overdue. I think it’s a good start. What I mean by this, the root of this problem to me is the bishops and cardinals who keep sheltering abusive priests,” the Radnor resident said in December 2002.
But more members of the hierarchy must be held accountable if the Catholic Church is going to fully address the scandal, insisted the former director of the Philadelphia chapter of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, also known as SNAP.

Tuesday, Salveson, who in 2006 founded the Foundation to Abolish Childhood Sex Abuse to lobby for expansion of Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations on sexual assault, finally saw part of his prediction realized after learning that a Philadelphia church official was sent to prison for protecting a pedophile priest.

Philadelphia priest guilty of child endangerment to serve up to six years in prison

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
National Catholic Reporter
Jul. 24, 2012
By Brian Roewe
Msgr. William J. Lynn, seen leaving a Philadelphia courthouse in late May, was convicted of endangering children for his handling of priest abuse claims while secretary of clergy for the Philadelphia archdiocese. A judge sentenced him July 24 to a maximum of six years in prison. (CNS photo/Scott Anderson, Reuters)

For failing to protect children from a known predator priest, Msgr. William J. Lynn will spend three to six years in prison.

Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina read the former secretary of clergy for the Philadelphia archdiocese her sentence July 24 before a standing-room-only courtroom.

"You knew full well what was right, Msgr. Lynn, but you chose wrong," Sarmina said, according to The Associated Press. ...

Marci Hamilton, law professor and counsel in multiple abuse cases, was present at the sentencing. She said Sarmina's statement, which at one point quoted Archbishop Charles Chaput's Good Friday sermon, carried the theme that being a good priest does not make up for criminal endangerment of children.

"She really contrasted the Lynn that was secretary of the clergy who was, in her words hardhearted and callous, and the Lynn who was the parish priest, who was warm and compassionate, and she said the one doesn't make up for the other," Hamilton said. ...

Survivor support groups also endorsed the sentencing.

"Considering all the kids whose innocence was shattered (or, in some whose lives were lost to suicide), we believe that Msgr. Lynn deserved the harshest punishment. Still, this sentence sends a powerful message: cover-up child sex crimes and you'll go to jail," said a statement from the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

"The sentence should send a clear and direct message to all of the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church: they have failed their people, and given Monsignor Lynn's defense they created and sustain a culture that fails their people," said the National Survivor Advocates Coalition.

Judge Gives Msgr. Lynn Three to Six Years In Slammer

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog
Ralph Cipriano

Judge M. Teresa Sarmina told Msgr. William J. Lynn today that she was sentencing him to three to six years in state prison, because he had turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the suffering of victims of sex abuse.

"You knew full well what was right, Msgr. Lynn, but you chose wrong," she told the defendant, before imposing sentence. Lynn has been in jail since June 22, when he was convicted by a jury of one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a third-degree felony.

The judge contrasted Lynn's recent service at St. Joseph's Church in Downingtown, where he was pastor from 2004 until his indictment in 2011, to his 12-year-tenure as secretary for clergy for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from 1992 to 2004.

The judge said she got hundreds of "heartfelt letters of support" on behalf of Lynn, many from parishioners at St. Joseph's, who told her that Pastor Lynn would drop every thing to help someone in need. But the judge said that as secretary for clergy, Msgr. Lynn had displayed insensitivity to victims. He was either promising to do something, and doing nothing, the judge said, or he was doing his best to "callously shield the priests."

Archdiocese of Philadelphia laments “heavy” sentence for Monsignor Lynn

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
SNAP Wisconsin
Monsignor Lynn was sentenced today to prison for 3 to 6 years following his conviction for child endangerment. Lynn is the first high ranking Catholic Church official to be tried and found guilty in a criminal court of law for giving known pedophile priests access to unsuspecting children.

At sentencing Judge Teresa Sarmina told Lynn “You knew full well what was right Monsignor, but you chose wrong”.

Sarmina added that Lynn deserved the sentence imposed on him because of “your support and facilitation of monsters in clerical garb…who destroyed the souls of children as you turned a hard heart”.

Following the sentencing of their Monsignor the Archdiocese of Philadelphia issued a statement lamenting Lynn’s sentence stating “Fair minded people will question the severity of the heavy, three to six year sentence imposed on Msgr. Lynn today. We hope that when this punishment is objectively reviewed it will be adjusted”.

The archdiocese neglected to mention the sentence that was imposed on the child whom Lynn endangered. That child was sexually assaulted by Fr. Edward Avery who Lynn was in charge of supervising. Lynn knew that Avery was a child molester and assigned him to St. Jerome’s parish anyway without warning parishioners that there was a dangerous predator in their midst.

Monsignor Lynn’s jail time helps strip away shield of loyalty

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Washington Post
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo
Six years in prison for Monsignor William Lynn, former clergy secretary in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia because of his complicity in sexual abuse of minors; $60 million in fines to Penn State and its football program for similar indifference towards a coach. These despicable events are linked by a defect in American society. There is little public conscience to protect those speaking truth to power.

Particularly sad is how these recent events distort what should be an uplifting faith in an institution. Does not Penn State make of its football a weekly religion, replete with dedicated blue-and-white, competing ritually in an arena for honor? Does not Catholic America consider the bishop’s office the watchtower of a living faith? We all regret the sins and sympathize with the victims, but unless we recognize the climate that has fostered wrongdoing and change, these events will be repeated.

The failure to be feared the most lies with the university favoring football wins over integrity and with the clericalism that prefers loyalty over virtue. In short, there is a moral void in American society that does not reward whistle blowing against the interests of an institution.
News update for July 22, 2012

Sentence Lynn on the merits

PENNSYLVANIA
Pocono Record
July 22, 2012
Editorial

Being locked up in jail must be a shock indeed to a man who lived and worked for decades in the rarefied atmosphere of high officials in the Roman Catholic Church. But just because he wore the mantle of the church doesn't mean Monsignor William Lynn, convicted last month of endangering children in a landmark priest-abuse case, should escape an appropriate sentence for his wrongdoing.
A jury convicted Lynn of one count of felony child endangerment among many accusations that in his position he knowingly shielded priests who were child molesters. He was the first U.S. church official convicted of endangerment.
The verdict stemmed from a case involving Lynn's tenure as secretary for the clergy in the Diocese of Philadelphia, under the leadership of then-Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua. Lynn handled priest assignments and abuse complaints.
Now Lynn is arguing that he should serve house arrest, community service, work release or probation. He's to be sentenced on Tuesday, and faces up to seven years in jail.

Prosecutors Seek Maximum Sentence for "Cold," "Craven" and "Amoral" Monsignor

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog
Ralph Cipriano
In a 29-page, scorched-earth sentencing memo, prosecutors assail Monsignor William J. Lynn as a "cold," "craven" "yes man" who, in his position as secretary for clergy for the Philadelphia archdiocese, functioned as an "amoral" enabler of predator priests.
Although defense lawyers have tried to portray Lynn as a powerless, low-level functionary, the prosecutors in their sentencing memo brand the monsignor as a "central actor" in the archdiocese sex scandals while he served as Cardinal Bevilacqua's secretary for clergy from 1992 to 2004. In that job, prosecutors said, Lynn waged a 12-year campaign of "constant deceit," managing to keep both victims and parishioners in the dark, while displaying "a willingness to sacrifice anyone to please his superiors."
"Defendant's apparent lack of remorse for anyone but himself, his refusal to accept responsibility, and his failure to understand the criminality of his actions all demonstrate character in serious need of rehabilitation," prosecutors Mariana Sorensen and Patrick Blessington conclude. "A maximum sentence may be the only way to impress upon defendant that he committed a serious crime, that there are more important rules to follow that instructions from corrupt or misguided bishops, and that protection of children trumps the reputation of abusers and the institution that harbors them."
Lynn is scheduled to be sentenced at a 9 a.m. hearing Tuesday in front of Judge M. Teresa Sarmina, who presided over the monsignor's ten-week trial After being convicted of one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a third-degree felony, Lynn faces a jail sentence of between 3 1/2 and 7 years. If the prosecution's sentencing memo is any guide, Tuesday's hearing won't be a spectacle for the faint-hearted.
The prosecutors begin their narrative in September 1992 when a former altar boy at St. Philip Neri Church in East Greenville, Pa., then a medical student, told the monsignor about being repeatedly abused in the 1970s by Father Ronald V. Avery. When he was a young teenager, the victim said, he was one of many altar boys that Avery would take to his Jersey shore house, ply them with liquor, and then wrestle with him.
The victim told Lynn that Avery would "sometimes touch his genitals while they roughhoused." The victim also told Lynn that "Avery molested him in the priest's bed after [the victim] has assisted Avery" while he was working his part-time gig as a disc jockey. The priest subsequently took the victim on a ski trip to Vermont, where he molested him again in a motel bed.
Lynn "referred to himself as the cardinal's 'delgate' in matters having to do with sexual abuse," the prosecutors wrote. In 1994, Lynn included Father Avery on a list he drew up of "37 pedophiles and priests" accused of guilty of sexual abuse of minors. On the list, Lynn wrote that Avery was "guilty of sexual abuse of a minor."
Avery was shipped off to St. John Vianney, an archdiocese-owned facility, for nine months of psychiatric evaluation and treatment. The therapists recommended that Avery "not be assigned to a ministry involving adolescents or vulnerable minorities," the prosecutors wrote. At the time, Avery was also the legal guardian for six H-Mong children.



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News update for July 21, 2012


Philly DA seeks 7-year sentence ...

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
CBS News
Philly DA seeks 7-year sentence for Monsignor William Lynn, priest convicted of felony child endangerment
By Paula Reid Topi
(CBS) PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia District Attorney is seeking seven years in prison for Monsignor William Lynn, the Archdioceses of Philadelphia official convicted of felony child endangerment.
The District Attorney filed a motion today arguing that the maximum sentence of seven years is the only way to impress upon Lynn that, "[T]he protection of children trumps the reputation of abusers and the institution that harbors them."
Lynn was convicted on June 22. He is the first American church official who has not actually abused children to be convicted of endangering the welfare of a child in a jury trial and subsequently incarcerated.
Lynn's lawyers have asked the court to show leniency. They argue that Msgr. Lynn poses no danger to the public and has been sufficiently rehabilitated during the legal ordeal, which began in 2002.
Advocates for survivors of sex abuse want to see Lynn jailed. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), released a statement saying that Lynn still poses a threat to public safety. SNAP argues that Lynn put "hundreds" of children at risk by helping "perhaps dozens of predators stay hidden, employed, and around kids."
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Prosecutors: Msgr. Lynn deserves maximum prison sentence

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Philadelphia Inquirer
By John P. Martin
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Msgr. William J. Lynn is evil, conniving and remorseless and deserves nothing but the maximum term in state prison for allowing Archdiocese of Philadelphia priests to sexually abuse children, prosecutors argued Friday.
"Every workday he woke up, went to his office and there pursued a deliberate, orchestrated plan that shielded and enabled child rapists," Assistant District Attorneys Mariana Sorensen and Patrick Blessington wrote in a sentencing memo.
Lynn, 61, faces up to seven years in prison when he is sentenced Tuesday by Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina.
A former top aide to Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, Lynn last month became the first Catholic church official convicted for enabling clergy sex abuse.

PA - SNAP wants Philly Catholic cleric jailed

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
Posted by Barbara Dorris on July 19, 2012
If Msgr. Lynn has “endured unprecedented public scrutiny, shaming and vilification," it’s because for years he repeatedly engaged in unprecedented, shameful deceit, callousness and recklessness about children’s safety.
Once again, a high ranking Catholic cleric is saying ‘I’m different from and better than the rest of you.’ Once again, a top church official wants special treatment, even though he basically putting children – hundreds of them – in harm’s way and helping perhaps dozens of predators stay hidden, employed and around kids.
Lynn does pose a threat to public safety. Behind bars, he can’t shred evidence, intimidate victims, discredit whistleblowers, threaten witnesses, deceive parishioners, fabricate alibis or take any of the other steps Catholic officials take to keep clergy sex crimes hidden.
Lynn’s alleged career of “service” was, in fact, a life dedicate to climbing the church’s corporate ladder, and acting deceptively and irresponsibly to protect his job and reputation and the reputations of his supervisors and peers.

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Defense Lawyers Argue Judge Should Give Monsignor Minimum Sentence and Let Him Out on Bail Pending Appeal

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog
Ralph Cipriano
UPDATED FRIDAY
Msgr. William J. Lynn poses "no danger to the public," his defense lawyers argue, so putting him away for a maximum prison term of seven years would amount to "cruel and unusual punishment." Lynn's defense lawyers are also asking that Lynn be freed from jail pending an appeal.
On Tuesday, Lynn will stand before Judge M. Teresa Sarmina, and be sentenced for his June 22 conviction on a third-degree felony of endangering the welfare of a child. He is facing a prison term of between 3 1/2 to 7 years. Assistant District Attorney Patrick Blessington has already said that the prosecution will seek the maximum sentence of seven years for Msgr. Lynn.

Lynn's defense team, however, argued in a sentencing memo filed Wednesday that Lynn has never touched a child, and that "no reported Pennsylvania case has ever dealt with a situation where an individual had been convicted of EWOC [endangering the welfare of a child] without ever knowing the child that he or she was accused of endangering."

"Msgr. Lynn has never harbored any intent to harm a child," Lynn's lawyers argued. "To the contrary, letters from friends, teachers, fellow priests, nuns and family members extol Msgr. Lynn's love and respect for children and their safety, offering in supporting innumerable examples of the care and protection he showed the children he has come across."

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Defense Team Says Monsignor Poses "No Danger To The Public"

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog
Ralph Cipriano

Msgr. William J. Lynn poses "no danger to the public," his defense lawyers argue, so putting him away for a maximum prison term of seven years would amount to "cruel and unusual punishment."

On Tuesday, Lynn will stand before Judge M. Teresa Sarmina, and be sentenced for his June 22 conviction on a third-degree felony of endangering the welfare of a child. He is facing a prison term of between 3 1/2 to 7 years. Assistant District Attorney Patrick Blessington has already said that the prosecution will seek the maximum sentence of seven years for Msgr. Lynn.

Lynn's defense team, however, argued in a sentencing memo filed Wednesday that Lynn has never touched a child, and that "no reported Pennsylvania case has ever dealt with a situation where an individual had been convicted of EWOC [endangering the welfare of children] without ever knowing the child that he or she was accused of endangering."

"Msgr. Lynn has never harbored any intent to harm a child," Lynn's lawyers argued. "To the contrary, letters from friends, teachers, fellow priests, nuns and family members extol Msgr. Lynn's love and respect for children and their safety, offering in supporting innumerable examples of the care and protection he showed the children he has come across."

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Lynn's lawyers seek lenient sentence

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Philadelphia Inquirer
By John P. Martin
Inquirer Staff Writer

Lawyers for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia priest convicted of child endangerment urged a judge Thursday to spare him from prison, arguing that Msgr. William J. Lynn poses no public threat, has led a life of service, and has already endured unprecedented "shaming and vilification."

Two-thirds of Pennsylvanians sentenced for the same felony since 1996 spent only months in county jails or were freed on supervised release, the lawyers said. They said Lynn, a priest for 36 years, deserves the same break.

"A sentence of time served, probation, work release, or house arrest would ensure that Msgr. Lynn can still use his priestly gifts to improve the lives of those around him," lawyers Thomas Bergstrom and Jeffrey Lindy said in their filing.

Lynn, a longtime aide to the late Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, faces up to seven years in state prison when he is sentenced Tuesday by Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina.

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Updated May 24, 2012  The Defense calls Monsignor Lynn to the stand and he says he "I did my best" and "I thought I was helping the victims", see news updates below.  Now we can see how a high ranking Catholic priest can be as cunning like the Devil the "Father of lies" .

Updated May 17, Prosecutor rests.  Let us pray William Lynn go rot in jail where he'll die in disgrace for all the sufferings he had caused on children sexually abused by JP2 Pedophile Priests in Philadelphia
Read our latest article, Hypocrite Benedict silenced Fr. Tony Flannery, Brian D'Arcy – A compilation… but he does not silence Cardinal Bernard Law and JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/04/hypocrite-benedict-silenced-outspoken.html

Famous LC priest fathered a child. Fr. Thomas Williams, prominent Legion of Christ priest, TV personality and best seller author fathered a child ! VIDEO http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/05/famous-lc-priest-fathered-child.html
Updated May 9, 2012    Articles from May 2 to May 9 below. Prosecutor portrays  Monsignor Lynn a liar

Defence lawyers complained Tuesday that the lengthy priest-abuse trial of Monsignor Lynn has veered far afield from the original charges and are being focused on the victims of Rev. Stanley Gana and the Rev. Nicholas Cudemo who are 2 among the more than 22 pedophile priests whom Lynn covered-up and transferred from one parish to another.   (Imagine criminal-Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston transferred 80 pedophile priests and their victims never had their day in court to tell their stories).  If Lynn’s defence lawyers have their way, they would only portrait the “holy” Opus Dei Golden Cow Monsignor Lynn as an obedient religious man of God who was obedient to his Cardinal and the Pope, who performed his daily duties as a Sorcerer of the Eucharist, turning God’s flesh in 9-seconds each day, and that he did not personally molest children and therefore should simply go scot-free.  The prosecutor are right to show evidence of the HIDDEN and SILENT heinous crimes of these pedophile priests whom Monsignor Lynn covered-up in order for the jurors (and the world) to hear and see the “living hell” legacy of these members of the JP2 Army – John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. The pain and suffering of victims can only be told one story at a time, and this is their day in the secular court in Philadelphia, far from the Canon Law of Rome that completely ignored them for half a century and during the longest papacy of Opus Dei Golden Cow Blessed John Paul II whose anniversary is this month of May, what a coincidence that his evil Achilles Heels of his JP2 Army are now being unravelled from Philadelphia to Ireland, read our related article, Cardinal Brady, RESIGN NOW! Catholic primate of all-Ireland failed to protect children from sexual abuse by a paedophile priest: A compilation.  http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/05/cardinal-brady-catholic-primate-of-all.html  Philadelphia victims of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army should take all the time to tell their stories because those High Ranking Vatican Nazis who covered up their sexual predator priests like Lynn himself cannot begin to comprehend what, why, how and when those pedophile priests satisfied their bestial lust.  As long as they performed the Holy Mass wizardry of the flesh of Christ, those pedophile priests were free to go on committing the Priestly Sodomy of Biblical Proportions under the helm of John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger as they ruled the Vatican Titanic now sinking in moral bankruptcy for more than a quarter of a century, read Heil Satanas JP2 Patron Saint of Pedophiles, Pederasts Rapists-Priests! John Paul II is the same yesterday and today-- he cannot protect children http://jp2m.blogspot.ca/2011/05/heil-satanas-jp2-patron-saint-of.html

Updated May 2, 2012 

May William Lynn be found guilty so he can go rot in jail for the rest of his life...the sufferings caused by the pedophile priests he covered-up can only be consoled by his ending his life in jail where he belong.  Read our related article for the May 1 beatification anniversary of Opus Dei Golden Cow John Paul II --Heil Satanas JP2 Patron Saint of Pedophiles, Pederasts Rapists-Priests! John Paul II is the same yesterday and today-- he cannot protect children http://jp2m.blogspot.ca/2011/05/heil-satanas-jp2-patron-saint-of.html  A TV series made out of the Philadelphia sex abuse trial of Monsignor William Lynn who covered-up all these salacious priests would be an overnight success especially this latest one whom he aided and abetted - the young and darkly handsome Sylvester Wiejata who had an eye for the ladies, especially married ones ...Vatican Holy Shit!  These are the sorcerers of Christ’s flesh and Monsignor Lynn let them scot-free to satisfy their bestial lust as long as they re-incarnated God’s flesh everyday in the Daily Mass – just like Cardinal Bernard Law did and Fr. Marcial Maciel did during the last heydays of Blessed John Paul II who condoned them and covered them up in his evil Achilles Heels.   The testimonies at the Philadelphia courthouse can only prove how heartless Theology and John Paul II are and together with his Cardinals and Bishops and Monsignors they made the JP2 Army –John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army thrive http://jp2m.blogspot.ca/2010/05/theology-and-john-paul-ii-are-heartless.html and that the Rosary could not defeat JP2 Army John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army in the 20th Century ... unlike the Battle of Lepanto in the 16th Century http://jp2m.blogspot.ca/2011/10/rosary-could-not-defeat-jp2-army-john_06.html

Updated April 28, 2012 All articles on the trial of Opus Dei Golden Cow Monsignor William Lynn

Updated April 22, 2012 All news articles to this day: Bishop's aide, a monsignor, must testify in trial,  another Bishop is implicated in sexual absue of minor and his classmate defends him, read all articles below

Updated April 14, 2012  Mother of victim of pedophile priest testifies, Fr. Tom Doyle testifies that Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua broke civil and church laws, see all updates below, click on the title to go into the full article.

Monsignor William Lynn is the first Roman Catholic church official in the U.S. A. to be charged for his handling of priest-abuse complaints and he is now on trial for child endangerment and conspiracy, this is a compilation of articles about his current trial in Philadelphia.  Read our related articles, Cardinal Ratzinger was part of the “plague of pedophilia” for 27 years when he covered-up JP2 Army a.k.a B16 Army-Benedict XVI Pedophile Priests Army  http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2011/11/cardinal-ratzinger-was-part-of-plague.html and insane KC STAR CAMPAIGN HITS by Catholic League fanatic Bill Donohue propagating... Bishop Finn make Devil's Bowels smell like roses in KC, Missouri http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2011/11/bishop-finn-makes-devils-bowels-smell.html

Less we forget that Blessed John Paul II knew about all these infamous pedophile priests worldwide but he papal farted at us Bostonians by elevating Cardinal Bernard Law to Rome after we forced him to resign in disgrace as Archbishop of Boston because he knowingly transferred 80 pedophile priests from one parish to another, just like Monsignor William Lynn and Cardinal  Anthony J. Bevilacqua.  Hence Cardinal Law and Fr. Marcial Maciel are his evil Achilles Heels and therefore he cannot be a saint no matter what kind of miracles the Opus Dei cooks up for their first Golden Cow John Paul II, read our related article Heil Satanas JP2 Patron Saint of Pedophiles, Pederasts Rapists-Priests! John Paul II is the same yesterday and today-- he cannot protect children http://jp2m.blogspot.ca/2011/05/heil-satanas-jp2-patron-saint-of.html

The first step Lynn's lawyer made was to try to throw out the case by blaming Lynn's old - recently dead - boss Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, read about Bevilacqua's fishy sudden death here - SO WHAT, new 22 Cardinals and Pellini. FOCUS : Benedict's crimes against humanity,Vatican violation of human rights. Again,no new Jesuit voting Cardinal  http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/01/benedict-appoints-22-new-cardinal.html

Read our related article to see more Philadelphia pedophile priests covered by by Lynn -- Faces of Rapists-Priests: from Father Marcial Maciel covered-up by John Paul II and the Eucharist. http://jp2m.blogspot.ca/2011/03/faces-of-rapists-priests-from-father.html

The narcissism and grandiosity of John Paul II, Cardinal Bernard Law, Benedict XVI, and Bishop Roger Vangheluwe are nauseating and despicable  http://jp2m.blogspot.ca/2011/04/narcissism-and-grandiosity-of-john-paul.html

Philadelphia District Attorneys Office, via Associated Press
Msgr. William Lynn



( Getty Images / March 26, 2012 )
Monsignor William Lynn returns after a lunch break to Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center Monday in Philadelphia




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Updates June 30, 2012

Priest Abuse Blog in the Media

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
Philadelphia Priest Abuse Trial Blog
Ralph Cipriano
There's an exhaustive and authoritative new website that catalogues everything that moved during the priest abuse trial:
BishopAccountability.org timeline
Here's what the introduction to the site says:
"The trial of Msgr. William J. Lynn and Rev. James J. Brennan in Philadelphia was complex and lengthy, and its conclusion was a watershed event: the first conviction of a church official for child endangerment. During the trial, witnesses and exhibits provided the jury with information on 21 other accused priests whom Lynn had managed." ...
-- The judge during deliberations completely reversed herself overnight on the key issue of whether Msgr. Lynn had to have acted with criminal intent in order to have been found guilty of conspiring to endanger the welfare of children.
How was that not a story? A judge doing a complete reversal on key jury instructions regarding whether the main defendant had to act with criminal intent? How'd they miss that one?
If you're doing this job right, at some point, you're gonna piss everybody off. At various points during the trial, we've enraged the victims' groups, the defense lawyers thought we hated them, we've ripped the judge, and now the prosecutors aren't speaking to us. Get over it guys.


GUEST COLUMN: Sandusky, Lynn convictions remind us to be vigilant, report suspected child abuse

PENNSYLVANIA
Express-Times
Saturday, June 30, 2012
By Express-Times guest columnist
By ANNE ADAMS
Valley Youth House
The stories we heard during the trials of Jerry Sandusky for abusing teenage boys and Monsignor William Lynn for failing to protect children from predator priests were tragic for all involved — the defendants, the institutions they served, and especially the young people whose lives were ruined.
Perhaps the most damaging long-term result is the loss of trust in the many good people who work with our youth. Can we ever look at our teachers, coaches, ministers and others the same way again? These trials involved very sad stories, indeed. Do these events provide an opportunity to do more to stop child abuse? Can we learn anything from what we have read for these many months? I think we can.
Child abuse is traumatizing and leaves permanent scars. Long after abuse occurs individuals struggle to come to terms with their victimization. We saw adults struggling to deal with powerful emotions and psychological anguish. In the testimony of victims we saw the painful legacy of abuse.
Many said they knew they were in an uncomfortable situation but were afraid to come forward because they were embarrassed, did not believe they would be viewed as credible, or were offered gifts they had no other way of receiving. Even years later, many victims did not speak up because they did not think their word would be trusted against that of a powerful coach or priest.

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