We are grateful that jurors will hear more evidence, not less evidence, of cover ups by Philadelphia Catholic officials. For far too long, the church hierarchy has split hairs, parsed words, exploited technicalities kept victims, parishioners and even prosecutors isolated and removed from “the big picture.”
In this case especially, it’s crucial that jurors see that Msgr. Lynn and other accused wrongdoers weren’t aberrations or rogue actors but were in fact acting in a long-standing, carefully-choreographed charade. That’s the only way justice will be done here.