Indicted Philadelphia Church official admits he lied to abuse victim
CWN - September 02, 2011
The former Philadelphia archdiocesan official who is facing trial on child-endangerment charges has admitted that he lied to an abuse victim, court documents show.
In testimony before the grand jury that indicted him, Msgr. William Lynn said that he told an abuse victim that the priest accused of molesting him had denied the charge. In fact the priest has admitted his guilt.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($20,841 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: dfp3234574 -
Sep. 03, 2011 8:34 AM ET USA
Indeed, this is a serious charge - if it's true. As someone who has been following this narrative closely and has actually corresponded with writers from the Inquirer, I would take what this paper reports with a grain of salt. I would want to read the testimony for myself. I also trust that Archbishop Chaput will examine the facts - not just a report from the Inquirer - before deciding what to do.
Posted by: GUY F. -
Sep. 02, 2011 8:20 PM ET USA
Archbishop Chaput, do your duty. What this priest did was a serious sin against the victim and thus a serious sin in saying the lie.
Posted by: jeremiahjj -
Sep. 02, 2011 7:16 PM ET USA
Archbishop Chaput, do your duty.
Posted by: GymK -
Sep. 02, 2011 6:15 PM ET USA
Why can we not trust our priests and bishops to tell the TRUTH? We get excuses, denials, half-lies, lies and anything but the TRUTH! What has happened to our clergy?