Monday, April 16, 2012

When to inform

When to inform is the question of the day in trial of Monsignor William Lynn. He faces years in prison for deliberately not informing authorities about the activities of pedophile priest under his supervision. As a result, he finds himself standing trial for child endangerment.

In case you are feeling forgiving…

A 2005 grand jury described harrowing accounts of child sexual abuse lodged against 63 Philadelphia priests since 1948, but none were charged because legal time limits had expired. Lynn was charged last year based on more recent complaints involving three priests and a teacher. The jury is also hearing many of the earlier complaints because Lynn worked on or knew about them.

Lynn’s mistakes were not innocent omissions. He protected priests that were abusing children. He did not give a damn for the victims. Go religion!