Editorial: Archdiocese officials have only themselves to blame

Daily Times

As Roman Catholic educators hoping to save their schools from closure or merger race to meet today’s deadline to appeal recommendations from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, archdiocesan officials are dealing with their own rejected appeal.

On Monday Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina upheld her November decision to allow testimony from former Philadelphia archbishop, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, to be included in next month’s clerical sex abuse trial.

That will not happen now. Cardinal Bevilacqua died late last night after a long battle with cancer and dementia.

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