Monday, April 13, 2015

Judge Lifts Gag Order; Father Andy's Lawyer Rips D.A.

By Ralph Cipriano
for Bigtrial.net

The defense lawyer for Father Andrew McCormick today accused the district attorney's office of prosecutorial misconduct for trying to put a Catholic priest in jail "by any means necessary."

The D.A.'s office "took every witness at their word no matter how fantastical the story was," Trevan Borum complained to reporters outside the Criminal Justice Center.

Borum, a former prosecutor himself, said that the D.A.'s office didn't do their homework, but "Thank God we did." Speaking moments after a judge lifted a gag order, Borum told reporters about how the defense went out looking for witnesses to refute the prosecution's case.

"They were easy to find," Borum said, including a former altar boy now a state trooper who discredited a key prosecution witness. That's how Borum managed to thwart a district attorney's office that he said was "looking to convict a priest at all costs."

After two heavily publicized trials in the last 14 months, however, both of which ended in deadlocked juries, "Father Andy" faces "an uncertain future," his lawyer said. The priest is on administrative leave with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and still has to face a church hearing over alleged boundary violations. Then there's the matter of his reputation, his lawyer said, after being accused in the media and the courts of something he didn't do, an attempted rape of a 10-year-old altar boy.

"How do  you get your reputation back," Borum asked.

The day began in Courtroom 1102 where Common Pleas Court Judge Gwendolyn N. Bright was asked to rule on a motion by Borum to lift the gag order. Without looking up, the judge who presided over two mistrials granted Borum's request.

The first combatant to speak with reporters was Assistant District Attorney Kristen Kemp, who prosecuted both trials. Kemp, reading from a prepared statement, said the D.A. decided not to prosecute Father Andy again because it was "simply too much to ask the victim to endure a third trial."

The prepared statement claimed that the district attorney vigorously prosecuted all sex crimes. But if this was true, she was asked, why did the D.A. offer Father Andy such a sweetheart plea deal? If the priest would have pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor, corrupting the morals of a minor, he would have gotten no jail time, four years probation, and not even have to register as a sex offender under Megan's Law.

Father Andy's response to the deal, according to sources, was, if it's God's will for me to go to jail for the rest of my life for something I didn't do, then I will. But I'm not pleading guilty to something I didn't do.

Kemp didn't have anything else to say other what she read in the prepared statement. When challenged again about the proposed plea deal with Father Andy, two of her superiors conferred for a few minutes in a separate room. Then they came out to tell reporters they too wouldn't have anything to say besides the prepared statement, which said nothing.

Outside the courthouse, however, Borum, had plenty to say. At no time, he said, was "Fr. McCormick going to plead guilty to something he didn't do."

Asked about the motivation of the alleged victim in the case, Borum declined to comment, other than to say, "What I do know was that his testimony wasn't true."

Borum disclosed that his client passed a polygraph test about the alleged victim's allegations.

Borum, who served as a Philadelphia assistant district attorney for 10 years in the homicide, habitual offenders and major trials units, said he was appalled by prosecutor Kemp's blatant appeal to the jury's emotions.

"It was completely inappropriate," Borum said. Kemp's message in her closing, Borum said, was "forget the facts," just find Father Andy guilty to ease his family's guilt.

If the D.A. had decided to retry Father Andy a third time, Borum said, he was going to state Superior Court to file a motion claiming double jeopardy, a motion that would have charged that Father Andy was denied a fair trial because of the D.A.s blatant "emotional plea to the jury's sympathy."

Borum also disclosed that the judge turned down his motion during the trial to allow an expert on false memory syndrome to testify. The expert would have told the jury that the story told by the alleged victim in the case is now how children process memories.

The alleged victim in the case, Borum said, came forward 14 years later. And yet he could remember such precise details such as the flavor of the cookie he was eating moments before the attack. And every one of the 32 buttons on the priest's cassock as he slowly unbuttoned them.

The alleged victim recalled so many precise details that his story came across like a "slow-motion technicolor movie," Borum told the jury.

"Come on, that's got to raise a red flag," Borum said.

72 comments:

  1. Yep- he had all the details down for each and every fairytale the junkie told.

    Junkies are so well known for their 'truthyness' and their steel-trap memories.

    And, all real victims of child abuse become junkies (just ask that over 25% of women who are real victims), and all junkies were once victims of abuse, it goes hand-in-hand....

    ....just ask any junkie, after you've told him he can become a rich junkie if he just tells a certain story about a Catholic priest-

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  2. Oh there goes jae being a peasant.... I'm sure you aren't a productive member of society being that you sit behind a computer (in your mothers basement) all day a speak of nothing you know about. Also, could you be a little more creative with your use of words? "Junkie" I mean come on.. And Ralph thank you for the "unbiased" opinion on this case. Clearly you are so mad at the DA. its quite comical to read.

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  3. Fact: McCormick FAILED TWO out of THREE lie detector tests. But I suppose the one is more important. Borum needs to do his homework as well.

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    1. Apparently your homework wasnt complete either. Fr Andrew took 3 polygraphs yes, the first 2 were deemed inconclusive because fact is, the man is afraid of his own shadow. The 3rd and final Polygraph was Conclusively Negative. Meaning for your educated self that when asked if he did any of this junkie's BS he said no and the lie detector said he was telling the truth. Side note....Why do you think the DA barred that conversation from even happening in court after she repeatedly threw out inaccurate statements about the other 2??? Oh right you shmuck, because she would have completely lost the case if it was mentioned that he passed the test. School didnt go well for you did it? Your supposed to study BEFORE you complete your assignment moron.

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    2. Well being that you are clearly a "friend of "father" Andy" run along and let the adults talk about FACTS instead of your brainwashed definitely paid for from Andy to keep you quiet high school education.. The defense made it so that they could not say it in the court room. It was said in open court during the first case due to the overweight Brennan slipping up. Now these are FACTS as opposed to your fairytale land that you live in.. And it most certainly was NOT inconclusive he passed every question BUT the one he did! which was having sexual contact with a minor 2 fails!!! Not inconclusive

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    3. The above poster must be Dennis Ecker. Therefore , discount his rantings. He is a poor soul.

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    4. None@4:49 You will pickup something very easy while reading Cipriano's writings is he has a tendency to leave out some very important facts to give his pro-pedophile readers. He might do a story about an officer who shot and killed a man, but would leave out the part the bad guy was pointing a gun at the officer and pulled back the hammer. Here he informs us McCormick passed one polygraph test but he failed to mention he did not pass others.

      I will say his articles are colorful something like the funny page. This priest good, victims bad mindset is very entertaining. Only know when you read his stories have a pad of paper and pen next to you to jot down the things you feel you may not have been properly informed.

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    5. Because the inquirer is so forthcoming with information. The inky only releases what the DA and his office approve. At least Ralph is not subjected to that type of reporting.

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  4. Cant be 'creative' with the truth- the truth is just the truth.

    But, I guess we all now know where you practice your 'creativity'-

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    1. And you know this truth? Your were present when McCormick attacked this young man? Find a hobby. Since you support child molesters I know where YOU practice your creativity

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  5. And you choose to believe a junkie, with no evidence to support his stories, any of them, with mounting evidence that the government abused its authority, and worse, in this case?

    Why is that?

    Why is it that you don't care about where minors, real victims, are really being abused?

    Why do you focus on the Catholic Church- one "Anon" out of hundreds- why do you hide?

    Cant you come up with a 'creative' pseudonym?

    At least you left the dopey all caps behind.

    No one was present when the junkie claims he was attacked- it never happened.

    Live with it, and live with the fact that you are part of a lynch mob that acted out of a twisted ideology.

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    1. What's mom making for dinner? Did she call down to you yet? You are part of the twisted and demented priest pedophiles. Shame on you.

      P.s. Let's hope this doesn't happen to one of your family members... actually I hope it does so you can see first hand what it's like to witness how awful it is to experience what this family and the victim have gone through. Now run away peasant and don't yell at mommy for burning supper. She tried

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  6. He wants his reputation back ? Then by all means lets give it to him.

    A priest who was removed from ministry because of boundary issues with children. A child stalker. I hope he shouts his good reputation from the highest mount. and I know if the archdiocese restores his ministry and is assigned to my church or a family members parish I will be screaming his reputation to everyone I know.

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    1. He won't be allowed anywhere near my kids. People like him and his supporters need to go into hiding and hang their heads in shame! im sure there is a lot more evidence that they were not allowed to bring up in court. What I do know is that if I see him on the streets or God forbid in my parish I will certainly let everyone know exactly who Andrew McCormick is.... a pediphile low life scum bag

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  7. Or, you could just send out a 'rebel-yell' to all your 'homies' and lynch him when you see him....

    ...which fits the mentality of all you bigots.

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  8. Your line of thinking Jae is :

    If I meet you, beat you and leave you for dead and if there was no witnesses your beating never happened ?

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    1. No, my line of thinking is that if the accuser has zero credibility and there is no evidence of a crime that occurred well over a decade before the alleged crime was reported, there isn't enough to indict (eat your 'ham sandwich'), never mind convict.

      I don't care if the accused are priests, rabbis, imams, pastors, teachers, fathers, brothers, doctors, judges, lawyers, politicians, coaches or your Uncle Baba or your nasty old grandmother - you need evidence and a government beyond reproach that meets or exceeds the reasonable doubt standard to send men to jail.

      Please enlighten me, what evidence does Danny Gallagher have to prove he was raped by these men?

      And, then, enlighten me, again- how has this DAs office conducted this prosecution?



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    2. jae - you mean persecution....

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    3. Not only his words are evidence, but the slam dunk happens to be someone named Edward Avery. Once he admitted guilt with complete representation of a lawyer. I would take the word of a drug addicted person any day over two people who have a history of inappropriate behavior with children.

      It seems I must be right because the other two people accused are serving time behind prison walls. Well one behind prison walls the other burning in hell.

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    4. Words, especially those uttered by a proven liar and junkie (maybe a wee bit unreliable?) are not evidence, and Avery renounced his guilty plea- which makes him both a coward and a liar. These two liars cancel each others testimony out.

      You must not read or comprehend words very well- I've already posted the stats here at BT regarding innocents in prison, why not enlighten yourself to the realities of our justice system and then come back and try to engage in an adult debate- one which is based upon logic and facts.

      You're probably the same brave Anon (@5:16) that wished another child was raped, I think we've heard all we need to hear from you.

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  9. FACT: McCormick had a convicted child molester Scott Healy (who plead guilty) supporting him and who was there everyday to stir the pot, says a source. How twisted are these people? I mean this just keeps getting better and better for mccormicks "reputation" I guess all sick child molesting pigs stick together

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    1. Maybe he too plead guilty to a plea deal he could not turn down. But he is innocent.

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    2. VERY doubtful due to the amount of DNA that lit up like a Christmas tree . I would have taken the plea deal too! being that he was caught being a child rapist but to show up in court with his fellow pervert peer was pretty delusional. the molesting community sticks together because they like to play the victims but really they are predators who need to be put in a cage like the animals they are. All comes out in the wash

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    3. Is this a guy out of the tri-state area or North Carolina ?

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    4. FACT: Hemp did a poor arse job of investigation. FACT Hemp got her law degree from a cracker jack box! FACT: Grandpa Munster coached this crackhead to lie. FACT: DA wants to get a win at all cost no matter what the details and truth is. Grandpa munster was a SVU Detective... that would have been a red flag for the DA to question these allegations. I think whatever case this guy investigated should be reviewed, seems like he is a crooked cop out to get one thing. As for the little lass who thinks she is a lawyer..Hemp...she should get debarred from PA to practice law. She is incompetent and the PA Bar Association should look into the rest of her cases that she prosecuted as a DA.

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    5. Fact: It's KEMP... AND if the evidence that the DA had on McCormick aka sick perverted pig that wasn't allowed in court he would not be walking a "free man" also there were TWO hung jury's so he was NOT PROVEN INNOCENT but good I'm glad he now has to walk amongst his fellow peers and everyone knows exactly what kind of person he is.. Maybe McCormick and SCOTT HEALY can have lunch dates together and discuss ways to get a job. Let's just hope those two sick perverted child predators don't strike again.... LOSERS

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    6. In your desire to believe the sick lies of the punk accuser, you refuse to acknowledge that there was simply no evidence against this priest and that members of both juries had reasonable doubt which then led to mistrials. In the eyes of the law McCormick is an innocent man. Most importantly and to your point, there was NO evidence that had anything to do with this case that the DA was forbidden to present. You simply wish they were. Finally, you ass, Scott Healey was NOT at this last trial at all.

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  10. I can't help but wonder what the attitude of all you priest supporters would be if one of your children had been molested by one. Priest abuse DOES happen--even the Catholic Church admits that. Instead of looking the other way at the abusers and the hierarchy that shifts these molesters from Parish to Parish, maybe think hard and long about what it is you are really supporting here. Are you in favor of child molestation? Is it your contention that clergy abuse of children does not occur? You are living in La La Land.

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    1. You act as if the church learned nothing from her past failures when in fact the entire system was overhauled and reformed. People like you are stuck in the past and refuse to see how the Catholic Church has become a model of child safety. People like you will never acknowledge the facts but prefer to remain bitter and enraged about the failures of bishops who are dead.

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  11. I think what is most important is to hear from a jury member and find out what the final vote was for guilty or not guilty. If the vote turned out to be more than 50% for conviction the district attorney may have made a bad choice.

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    1. Maybe we can get the Philly DA and his acolytes and cronies to take a peek under the "Reformers" cassocks?

      http://reformation.com/

      Statistics (aka facts) prove that just about less than .04 Catholic priests commit offenses against minors, while in every other demographic the stats are much higher.

      There isn't 'a problem' in the Catholic Church, but there is a real problem everywhere else, including your own homes-where most abuse occurs.

      I wonder what we would find under your own 'cassocks'?

      Perhaps keeping the focus on the Church keeps it off of you.

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  12. Judge waited a few days to lift the gag order to avoid piling on by the defense attorney. To let DA Seth Williams slink off to salve his wounds in some dignity. That is like a teacher letting the F student go somewhere to hide before formally flunking him.

    The McCormick trial did nothing to aid victims of sexual abuse other than to be an opportunity for the DA to win another one by piling on the hapless priest in the hope the jury would easily convict and jail for life. Not just one trial, but TWO trials and the juries were still hung over. Evidence provided by the victim only led to more questions among jurors as they debated the verdict.

    Now we have Billy Doe who is in his last woes, thrashing around.as deposition makes it a living hell for him and the Supreme Court will soon rule on the Lynn appeal. Billy Doe helped put in jail three priests and a teacher and one priest has died in prison. He told stories that he could not keep straight each day he told them. The DA accepted his stories as verified gossip even though many ADA's had doublts about the veracity of Billy Doe.

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  13. I know a detective who worked on some of these cases. Said he had hard evidence to clear the priest who died in jail but Seth Williams never used it and decided to go with damning false testimony anyway. They pick and choose what they want instead of using all evidence and letting the jury decide based on all of the evidence. They stack the cards. If this man is pedophile, where are all the other victims?

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    1. That detective then has no morals to do the correct thing and speak out for the justice of another person, not a priest, another human being. If that is true then the death of that priest should sit with his conscience until it is his time to die. Shows that the badge carries a lot of weight and protect their own is strong in the PPD.

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    2. Detectives are programmed to put people in jail like Peyton Manning is programmed to throw TDs. That is the stark reality people face when grilled for hours with no sleep.

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    3. Anonymous 10:07, there are none,......Cippoletti got away with one in that courtroom and Ceisler let him when former ADA CIppoletti implied in his final closing remark that there were other "victims" of Father Engelhardt just waiting to come forward...

      well, it's been over 26 months since Mark Cippoletii made those remarks in Ceisler's courtroom the innocent priest is now deceased most likely due to the neglect of the PA prison system and Geisinger Medical center and I'm still waiting .........

      shame on those who kept their mouths shut ........and looked the other way while those men were railroaded into prison............

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    4. He (the detective) went to the press. They didn't put it out there

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    5. I'd like to hear more about that. This is news to me.

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    6. That detective has been silent from day one. What proof do you have that he went to the press?

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    7. I would like to here more about this also. Why would he go to the press like the Daily News or network news with this "so-called" information when the self righteous
      pro-pedophile protector is right here.

      You say you also know this detective. Why no name ? You should have no fear of any fall out if what you are saying is TRUE. You say he went to the press. Then he would have no problem doing it again or have someone like myself or Ralph knock on his door.

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    8. "...have someone like myself or Ralph knock on his door."

      Really? Are you going to bring your schoolyard buddies to stand behind you when you knock on the big, bad Detective's door, or will you wisely let Ralph do the heavy lifting?

      The resident pip squeak must have had his Wheaties when he posted that one.

      If this case is representative of the 'good work' of the PPD, the only other publicly funded entity that is possibly more inept is that sad sack bunch of ambulance drivers in the PFD EMS unit.

      The once great city of Philadelphia needs a major overhaul - starting with all of its city agencies.

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  14. For those of you that might be interested in some stats re: wrongful convictions, the link below collates much of the info and provides some interesting links to other sites and reports.

    http://caught.net/innoc.htm

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  15. A little fun reading for the anti-Catholic bigots here:

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/feb/19/rabbis-absolute-power-how-sex-abuse-tore-apart-australias-orthodox-jewish-community

    Geez, I guess its more of a sinful MAN problem than anything else?

    Our Catholic priests and Church will be exonerated. And, our Church will lead the whole world out of this present (but not precedential) immoral darkness, as it has since its' holy inception.

    The Catholic Church's Dallas Charter will be a good place for the Jewish and "reformed' religious sects, as well as our public institutions, to start to clean their own houses.

    What will you bigots use to clean your own houses?

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    1. Jae, I agree with much of what you have written but the Dallas Charter is defective in some ways....it rides roughshod over the rights of accused priests. Innocent priests lives have been destroyed by false accusations. The bishops are so petrified by bad publicity that they throw good men "under the bus." While much of the Dallas Charter is admirable, it needs to be changed so that innocent priests are not destroyed by the likes of the Danny Gallaghers, etc.

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  16. I agree- the Dallas Charter assumes guilt, which is anti American, and morally bankrupt. It's an over-reaction by Catholic Church leaders afraid to take on the clergy abuse problem head-on. It's a political solution to a moral problem that has no place in our Church, or our culture, much less our legal system.

    But, it's all we've got right now. And, it's better than anything anybody else has. Let's hope sanity prevails and our prelates soon find their spines.

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  17. "How do you get your reputation back?" Well, he might want to try not bringing boys to his bedroom anymore. And not giving boys alcohol. And not pursuing friendships with boys when the parent has told him to stay away. Actually, all of these things are his reputation, so he might want to try not getting his reputation back. It doesn't matter that this case couldn't be proven. At least the parents out there now know about his bad habits regarding boys, and he can be shunned as he should be.

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    2. Sarah TX2 how do you feel about the DA's sweetheart plea bargain deal offered to Father Andy? No jail time and he wouldn't have even had to register as a sex offender. If you really believe this guy tried to rape a ten year old altar boy how is this protecting children?

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    3. Ralph, What does SarahTX comment have to do with anything of yours. She is stating fact of what the Archdiocese can be documented as saying regarding McCormick letting children in his room, it came out in court of the victims mother describing how she told McCormick to stay away from her son.

      You only have hearsay of what may or may not have been offered to McCormick. Its like buying a car son. Lets see that great deal in writiing first before I believe you.

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    4. Credibility shot to hell. Although I don't know how but it seems like Jae is still going to drink Ralph's kool-aid

      Oh Ralph, removing your own comment. Looks tacky.

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    5. It's more than hearsay. Take it to the bank. The offer was made and he turned it down. It's been confirmed. If it wasn't true, I gave three ADAs a chance to refute it. They can't and didn't.

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    6. No, They simply turned away and said nothing. They would have done the same if you asked them what time it was

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    7. Please enlighten us then with all this inside knowledge you have. If I recall philly.com had a similar statement about the offer - are you saying the DAs newspaper has it wrong too?

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    8. Hi, Ralph, I don't feel particularly concerned about the plea deal offered. This case wasn't proven because two juries were unable to acquit or convict the defendant. At the same time, I think the two trials were valuable, and not a waste of taxpayer money, because they did prove that this priest was way too involved with boys. I think it's good for the public to know that this priest could not stop himself from bringing boys to his bedroom even after being repeatedly warned by the Archdiocese to stop. And it's good for the public to know that this priest could not stop himself from pursuing boys even though their parents told him to stay away. He put a statue of the Virgin Mary inside the door of one of the families that did not want him near their son. That's pretty bizarre, not criminal, but worthy of note.

      Hopefully, because of these two trials, McCormick will not be taking boys to Poland, or chasing them around town, or bringing them home. I think the D.A.'s office did a decent job of letting the public know what this priest's habits were regarding boys. As for a plea deal, I think they were trying to get him into some kind of supervision, and that would have been good for the public also.

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  18. How will leftists get their reputation back after supporting the stupid 'progressive' policies that permitted this to happen?

    http://www.krgv.com/news/local-news/Border-Patrol-Increase-in-Sex-Offenders-Crossing-the-Border/31790518

    We've got bigger game to hunt than the elusive unicorn offending priest you frauds seek-

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    1. JAE... You support child molestation which leads me to believe that while you are in your mothers basement typing away and being a waste of life while your mother regrets the decision to not have swallowed you. That YOU yourself are a sick and twisted child molesting pervert who should not be allowed to voice his opinion on a half reported story anyway. I wonder what article you will put on here next? How it is okay to sexually assault a child? Followed by your explanation of why it is "ok" to do so? I hope you burn in hell along with the rest of your family of misfit losers.

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  19. See, all we have to do is turn out the bigots to run free for a bit and let them express themselves, kick up their heels, openly, to have them reveal their own deeply disturbed personalities.

    Here's their 'narrative": anyone that disagrees with them is claimed to be a child molester- like all our priests or me, or a liar that supports the Church and/or molesters, like Ralph and anybody else who isn't in the Philly DAs or sweet little Danny Gallagher's camp, contrary to the evidence that exists or in spite of the fact that no evidence exists to support the haters and accusers claims.

    These caring, loving liberal-progressive commenters then damn their opposition and their families, destroy reputations, and if they had their way, would either imprison or kill them. All soul-killing acts which are based upon their documented lies and distortions of any truths.

    And, we're supposed to believe them all, about everything, unquestionably. Sure.

    Yet, notice how they never can counter their opposition with facts (proof, evidence) and are always forced to collapse into personal diatribes. To which our response is supposed to be, as they would do, skulk away with our tails tucked in between our legs because the street bully smacked us around while he had 15 of his buddies standing behind him.

    The bullies in the DAs office and the main stream media, along with all the rest of their loud-mouthed leftist ideologues have that very the same mentality only when it comes to the most dangerous enemy, the Catholic Church, because the Church decided, wrongly, not to fight back. But, I don't see the bullying behavior much when the loudmouths are dealing within their own ideological camp.

    But, that day is coming. The progressives are starting to turn on each other- after all, there are only enough of others resources, like Church bucks and tax dollars, to go around ('redistribution of wealth') to all the slackers. So, we will see the black lobby go after the feminist lobby and the gay lobby go after the anarchist lobby, and the open borders/La Raza lobby will attack the anarchist lobby, and so on, until they finally, totally consume themselves.

    And, the Catholic Church will still be there- to lead the way out of the progressive ideology darkness, once again. Thank God.

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    1. Ha ha ha Jae are you done? Did you get it all out? Let me know when the next show is when you place your hands upon the crippled and make them walk again

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  20. Ralph and other contributors
    Thank you for sharing this news and information. No one else is letting people know what is going on with these cases. Why other than an anti-Catholic Church bias are these stories not found in other medias?
    I regret everyday that Fr Englehardt died the way he did. Cant wait to hear what comes out of the Gallagher & DA depositions. Why so long for the Supreme Court to act on Msgr Lynn? I hope that no priests or for that fact no other human being has to go through what Fr Engelhardt did.

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    1. This is the case I think Ralph should be pursuing. Has anyone yet declared what the cause of death was? If it was due to negligence or some kind of malpractice, the family has a huge claim to make. The doctors need to say what happened. Every person in prison, guilty or innocent, has a right to proper healthcare. I'm very surprised that those mourning the death of Fr. Engelhardt are not demanding answers. Is it possible that the cause of death was not a heart attack? Were other forces at play? This was a high profile case with a very mysterious ending.

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  21. Here's what happens when an innocent priest doesn't plead out-

    http://thesestonewalls.com/gordon-macrae/judge-joseph-laplante-denies-priests-appeal/

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  22. Gordon Macrae. Is he not the friend of the book salesman over at the media report ? Another blog that is pro-pedophile.

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  23. Ralph, if the accuser wants to pursue a civil trail against Father Andy, is there a specific time frame which he has to operate in?

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  24. This is not Ralph, but I believe its 2 years in Philadelphia but there are some civil suits that are extended to 4 years.

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  25. A little information about the animal Macrae:

    Psychological problems during seminary in 1978. Pled guilty in 1988 to paying boy for sex. Rec'd 1 yr jail deferred and sent for treatment. May have abused in 1983 but no action. Charged in 1993 w/ 11 counts of molestation of at least 4 boys. Convicted 1994 re assault of 1 boy. Rec'd 33 1/2-67 yr sentence.

    Can anybody say "very dangerous man"

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  26. For those of you with reading/comprehension abilities above 2nd grade and without an ax to grind against Catholics, review the details of the 'case' against MacRae for yourselves.

    http://thesestonewalls.com/case-history/

    You'll find troubling similarities between his 'case' and the 'case' being prosecuted (persecuted) by Williams, et al. (and most cases against priests that actually make it into court).

    The resident Pharisee, who would have stood with (or most likely safely behind) Caiaphas at Jesus' "trial" is hardly a reliable or unbiased source.

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    1. ...and for those with brain cells but you only need one. Reread Jae last sentence and I will quote "is hardly a reliable or unbiased source"

      Keep in mind the blog These Stone Walls is authored by no one else but the animal gordan macrae.

      If there is ever a justification for the death penalty when sexual abuse is the reasoning. This Guy is it.

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  27. Yes, Galileo, that link was provided to others, who will have both the ability and incentive to investigate MacRae's case, using the real victims accounting as a baseline from which to launch their own survey of independent resources, instead of your Bishop Accountability bile.

    Dorothy Rabinowitz, Pulitzer Prize in Journalism recipient did outstanding investigative work on MacRae's case- she's a renowned expert at false abuse claims.

    But, it's still a very good thing you pointed out the painfully obvious for us all since the author/owner of the linked blog is so very well hidden.


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  28. Fr. Gordan Macrae as he titles himself on The Stone walls, but this Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dorothy Rabinowitz describes him as a defrocked priest with an archdiocese who believes in him so much they do not want anything to do with him.

    Can I walk into a church on Sunday and call myself a Father ? As they say where I come from "expert me ass" She must be a really good expert if macrae is still sitting behind Stone Walls.

    Let it end buckaroo you have no more fight left. Talk to you again in 2016 when Ralph covers the Brennan re-trial.

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  29. Great job goes out to the Attorney General Office today for taking 22 more animals off the street both in Philly and its suburbs. I am sure there must have been some priests who were erasing their computer hard drives today along with some of those jae who defend them.

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  30. Wow, men in Pennsylvania, especially Philly metro area, commit these heinous crimes disproportionate to the rest of the population; therefore, using the bigoted crowds illogic, we should assume all men from Philly are child molesters.

    Catholic priests offend at far lesser proportion to the general population, and their 'victims' are overwhelmingly homosexual juveniles, not children, which makes the offending priests, who are also homosexuals, ephebophiles, not pedophiles.

    Are the anti Catholic bigots prepared to apply the same broad extrapolation for all homosexual men as they do for priests?

    Nah, don't think so, hey, brave Anons.

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