Our hearts ache for the dozens of courageous victims, witnesses and whistleblowers who have exposed wrongdoing, protected kids and helped law enforcement and who are anxiously waiting for a verdict in this historic trial. No matter what happens, their bravery has not been in vain. They deserve closure and justice and we hope they’ll get both soon.
To every person who saw, suspected or suffered Philly clergy sex crimes and cover ups - it's not too late to step forward. Every single person – ordained or lay, Catholic or non-Catholic, staffer or volunteer – who has even a shred of information or suspicion about Philly clergy sex crimes, has a duty to speak up, no matter what happens in this trial.
Silence only protects wrongdoers.