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Just Doing His Job Is Catholic Official’s Defense

posted on May 29, 2012

NPR’s Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports on the unprecedented clergy sex-abuse trial taking place in Philadelphia. A Catholic priest, James Brennan, stands accused of attempting to rape a minor. But it is the trial’s second defendant, Monsignor William Lynn, who has garnered the most attention. Hagerty writes that Lynn is the “first high-level Catholic official to be criminally prosecuted—not for abusing minors himself, but for failing to protect children from predator priests.”

Read at NPR