Philadephia -- Msgr. William J. Lynn took the witness stand at his landmark trial Wednesday, asserting he "did my best" to weed out sexually abusive priests. During hours of tense testimony, Lynn tried to counter charges that he spent a dozen years burying sex-abuse claims and shuffling accused priests around the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Philadephia -- Philadelphia Priest Takes Stand In His Own Defense At Child Sex Abuse Trial (Video)
Maureen Dowd: Catholic bishops wage the wrong war
Tulsa, Okla. -- Judge rules for diocese in alleged privacy invasion. Priest accused of abuse had sued accusers of slander.
NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: celebrationpublications.org/dailybread. You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.