Priest Abuse

Will Lynch seen outside the courtroom following a previous day's hearing. (CBS)

South Bay Trial Underway For Man Accused Of Beating Priest

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.


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High Court Ruling On Oakland Clergy Abuse Case Could Prompt New Lawsuits

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.



Catholic Bishop Of Santa Rosa Resigns

The Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop Daniel Walsh of Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa.

CBS San Francisco–06/30/2011

Will Lynch booking photo. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

Trial Ordered In Los Gatos Assault On Priest Accused Of Molestation

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.

CBS San Francisco–02/10/2011

A supporter for William Lynch holds signs outside the courthouse. (KCBS)

Supporters Rally Around Man Accused Of Beating Los Gatos Priest

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.