Philly child rape trial: Priest joked about raping 3 boys in one week

This is not an organization that has any business talking morals or values with anyone. We’re years past the “it was an isolated incident” that the Catholic Church used to promote. It’s sadly the same story in multiple cities around the world and yet the church remains defiant. Hell, as Joe wrote the other day, some church leaders still think they did nothing wrong.  Their focus should be on cleaning up their own house, helping the poor and modernizing, but there is no appetite for change within. Instead, it’s always about making excuses and cover up.

How did anyone knowing this sleep at night knowing that they did nothing to protect the children?

In the day’s most startling testimony, a detective read internal church memos about a priest who allegedly “joked about how hard it was to have sex with three boys in one week.” His accuser also stated that the priest had a “rotation process” of boys spending time sleeping with him.

Defense lawyers argue that Lynn tried to address the problem as secretary for clergy from 1992 to 2004, but was blocked by the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua and others in the Philadelphia archdiocese.

The testimony Monday also included a 1992 complaint about a different priest who allegedly molested boys at a church-owned camp three decades earlier.


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