By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo.com June 21, 2012
BROOKLYN — Four men were arrested Thursday morning for allegedly offering a $500,000 bribe to a sexually abused teenager to get her to drop charges against a popular Orthodox community counselor who is presently on trial in Brooklyn.
Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput speaks
during a news conference Friday,
May 4, 2012, in Philadelphia.
Five Priests Accused Of Sexual Abuse Removed From MInistry In Philadelphia
David Gibson Religion News Service Huffington Post May 5, 2012
(RNS) Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput announced Friday (May 4) that five priests accused of sexually abusing children last year would be barred from ministry and could be defrocked, while three others were cleared by a church-led investigation and could return to pastoral work.
The eight were among more than two dozen priests who were suspended from ministry as a result of accusations made in a scathing February 2011 grand jury report on the sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the archdiocese. READ MORE