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Friday, December 27, 2013

Msgr. Lynn still guilty, Reversal only says law did not apply to him

The Philadelphia appeals court ruling yesterday did NOT say Monsignor William Lynn was innocent, it only confirmed what pedophile priest victims have known now for decades, that U.S. criminal law does not apply to members of Catholic Church hierarchy.  
Lynn Not Not Guilty

Lynn's attorneys won this appeal saying Pennsylvania's child-endangerment law at the time of the crimes applied only to parents and caregivers, not to “supervisors" such as the Monsignor.   The reversal "turned on disputed interpretations of Pennsylvania's former child welfare law," as described in the New York Times.  
There is no denial of Monsignor Lynn's guilt here, only attorneys finding a way once again to twist the Law to their client’s interest, with enough cash to pursue it until they win.

So as Donoho’ of the Catholic League and others jump in and call this a victory for a wrongfully accused priest, let’s take a minute to look at the whole truth.

Since his attorneys say he was not a caregiver, are they then arguing that he did not care?  Because we all know that is the truth here.

New York Times ‎- 14 hours ago

The criminal conviction of Msgr. William J. Lynn was overturned by a Pennsylvania appeals court after the court rejected the argument that a ...

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