Prosecutors concede the man on trial in the beating of an aging priest was sexually abused by the Jesuit, but told a jury that still did not give William Lynch the right to take the law into in his own hands.
A clergy sex abuse case argued before the California Supreme Court on Thursday could open Roman Catholic dioceses around the state to another round of priest molestation lawsuits.
The Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop Daniel Walsh of Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa.
A San Francisco man was ordered Thursday to stand trial for allegedly beating up a Catholic priest he claims molested him more than 35 years ago.
Supporters carrying signs came to the San Jose courthouse Wednesday morning to show their support for a man charged with assaulting a priest he accused of pedophilia.