Posts Tagged ‘priest abuse’
Catholic group calls overturned Lynn conviction “win for justice”—but is it?

Catholic group calls overturned Lynn conviction “win for justice”—but is it?

After serving 18 months in prison stemming from 2012 child endangerment charges, Philadelphia Msgr. William Lynn’s conviction was overturned last week. The conviction stemmed from his covering up other priests’ sexual abuse and supervising priest Edward Avery as Avery was sexually abusing an altar boy in the 90s. But the Pennsylvania Superior Court panel...

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DAILY GRINDER: PA GOP Says Romney ‘Can Be Anything You Want Him To Be’

DAILY GRINDER: PA GOP Says Romney ‘Can Be Anything You Want Him To Be’

Pennsylvania GOP Chairman has been ripping into everyone lately over the commonly-held wisdom that Mitt Romney will not with the commonwealth on November 6th. In a recent interview, he addresses the candidate’s modest ad buys, polling which shows the candidate down 8-12 points, internal GOP polling that shows Romney within a point of Obama, and the Romney campaign...

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DAILY GRINDER: Bill Would Encourage Natural Gas Frack Cars

DAILY GRINDER: Bill Would Encourage Natural Gas Frack Cars

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey has introduced a bill called the STATE Natural Gas Act. His bill would “encourage the use of natural gas as transportation fuel and encourage private investment in natural gas vehicles and transportation infrastructure.” The legislation would do so by providing grants through the Department of Energy, awarded based on competitive...

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DAILY GRINDER: Black Madam Charged

The so-called Black Madam, Padge Windslow, has been charged with third-degree murder, conspiracy, reckless endangerment and other violations. Padge got into trouble when her butt injection serum (meant to make for a bigger butt) allegedly killed an aspiring British dancer. She faces up to 88 years in prison. “Padge Windslowe’s arrogance and blatant...

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DAILY GRINDER: Sen. Casey Joins in Anti-Obama Smear

DAILY GRINDER: Sen. Casey Joins in Anti-Obama Smear

Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Bob Casey, a so-called “moderate” in the U.S. Senate, has voted with the President Obama over 90 percent of the time, but he regularly goes out of his way to pretend he doesn’t. He’s sort of like Joe Lieberman or Ben Nelson, except without the whole “Holding votes hostage” thing and with a penchant for trying to outlaw...

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DAILY GRINDER: New State Voter ID Card Coming?

Pennsylvania officials said they will soon unveil a new state identification card which will make it easier to vote. (?) It will be “formerly announced” in the next few weeks. (?) “If you can’t meet the PennDot requirements for a non-driving ID because you are having trouble getting the necessary documentation together, there will be a way for...

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Jury Hung in Philly Priest Sex Abuse Case

Twelve days later, and the jury in the priest sex abuse case can’t come up with a ruling on 4 of 5 charges. Via ABC News: PHILADELPHIA – June 20, 2012 (WPVI) — A jury deliberating a sex abuse trial involving a high-ranking official in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been ordered to deliberate further to overcome a stalemate...

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DAILY GRINDER: Closing Arguments in Priest Abuse Case Today

DAILY GRINDER: Closing Arguments in Priest Abuse Case Today

Today will begin the closing arguments in the Philadelphia priest abuse case. If convicted, Monsignor William Lynn would become the first Catholic church member to be found guilty for allowing abuse to happen in the church—even though he never took part in that abuse. Many priests who were called to testify admitted to abusing children in the church and are...

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DAILY GRINDER: 7 Counties To Determine Pennsylvania Vote, Possibly Election

DAILY GRINDER: 7 Counties To Determine Pennsylvania Vote, Possibly Election

Pennsylvania pollster Terry Madonna says there are seven Pennsylvania counties that will determine whether Obama or Romney wins the state—and, based on how things go elsewhere, the election. Those counties do not include Philadelphia, but do include Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware. Pearl Jam is one of the 28 bands that’ll be playing the Made in America...

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DAILY GRINDER: Anti-Gay Protesters Crash SundayOUT! Party at the Piazza

Anti-gay protesters showed up at yesterday’s SundayOut! Equality Forum party at the Piazza. It was weird. They misspelled the word “pedophile” on one of their protest signs (Note to anyone there: Was this on purpose as some sort of, say, irony?). If not, sure, you could say, “I’ve seen words misspelled in your newspaper, and on this blog, asshole!”—which...

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