Abuse in Philadelphia

Why the District Attorney Couldn't Indict

For a while, it seemed as if the Philadelphia Archdiocese had escaped relatively unscathed from the sexual-abuse scandals that devastated the Boston Archdiocese and many others. To be sure, there had been private lawsuits, and the Philadelphia Inquirer provided maximum coverage to the survivors who came forward, but few suits were successful. Local Catholics were encouraged that the Philadelphia district attorney and grand jury, which had been investigating...

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