We must raise $2,653 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Philadelphia judge refuses to step down from sex-abuse case

Catholic World News - February 15, 2012

The Pennsylvania judge presiding over a highly controversial sex-abuse case has rejected a motion from defense lawyers asking her to step down.

Judge Teresa Sarmina denied that her statements during a courtroom hearing had shown bias against the Catholic Church. The judge had been widely quoted as saying, “Anyone that doesn't think there is widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is living on another planet.” He insists that she actually used the past tense, saying: “Anyone that doesn’t think there was widespread sexual abuse…” The latter statement, Judge Sarmina said, reflects only a general recognition of the facts revealed in the past decade.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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 seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($2,653 to go):
$35,000.00 $32,346.87
8% 92%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women 0 hours ago
Scientific Evidence for the Creator 22 hours ago
A request for help from our unregistered followers March 25
Catholic movie watching is more important than watching Catholic movies March 25
Cardinal Kasper: Will flattery get him somewhere? March 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13