Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

No house arrest for convicted Philadelphia cleric

Catholic World News - July 05, 2012

A Philadelphia judge has refused to allow Msgr. William Lynn to be kept under house arrest pending his sentencing, saying that he must remain in prison.

After Msgr. Lynn, a former Philadelphia archdiocesan official, was convicted on charges of endangering children, his lawyers asked Judge Teresa Sarmina to release him from prison. House arrest would be appropriate, they argued, because the priest was not a flight risk or a danger to the community. Judge Sarmina rejected the arguments.

The judge did, however, move up the date for Msgr. Lynn's sentencing, from August 13 to July 24.

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!

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
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Holding bishops accountable: the next steps 19 hours ago
The real story behind the French ambassador's nomination to the Holy See 22 hours ago
A joyful noise unto the Lord: Goal met! May 26
De Lubac’s notes on the Second Vatican Council, section 3 May 26
Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. May 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days