Catholic priests raise 5 main objections against grand jury report in Pennsylvania

By Ivey DeJesus, July 17, 2018, PennLive

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday is expected to release the latest salvo in a last-ditch effort to amend what is expected to be a blistering report on the Catholic Church statewide.

The court is slated to release the response of state Attorney General Josh Shapiro to efforts by at least two dozen priests seeking to revise the report from the 40th Statewide Grand Jury. The priests, current and former, whose names have been redacted from the report, have petitioned the court seeking to revise or block the release of the forthcoming 800-plus page report.

At the very least, the priests argue they should be granted an opportunity to respond to allegations in the report that connect them to child sex crimes.

The report, which represents the findings of an 18-month long investigation by the state Office of Attorney General into clergy sex abuse across six dioceses in Pennsylvania, does not recommend . . . 

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