The Ramada Inn on Roosevelt Boulevard is home to one of the city’s top-rated comedy clubs, but when the police department’s City Wide Vice Unit shows up at the hotel, it’s no laughing matter.
The former assistant pastor of a Northeast Philadelphia Catholic parish has been arrested and charged with repeatedly molesting an altar boy over a three-year period.
On the heels of the conviction of a high-ranking Catholic church official, veteran attorneys and a victims' advocate encourage childhood sexual abuse victims to speak up.
The Philadelphia Roman Catholic Archdiocese has paid $11.6 million in legal costs in the past two years, mostly stemming from a grand jury report on sexual misconduct by clergy members.
The ability of retired Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua to testify will be at issue next month.