August 15th Playbook

Attorney General Shapiro releases findings of 2-year grand jury investigation on sexual abuse by Catholic Priests. Here is the Playbook.

Morning Consult Poll: Mixed Numbers for Casey, Negative for Trump: The market research company found the Senator with positive job approval but negative ‘deserve re-election’ numbers. Meanwhile President Trump’s approval is in negative territory.

 

State Rep. O’Neill Withdraws from Re-Election: The eight-term incumbent withdrew yesterday, on the state’s last day to do so for the November ballot.

 

PA16: Kelly’s First Ad Boasts Support for Seniors: Straight to camera, the incumbent talks about supporting Medicare and Social Security.  

 

Harrisburg & DC
AP: Report: Pennsylvania priests abused over 1,000 children
Inquirer: A red flag for the ‘blue wave’? In Philly suburbs, GOP Rep. Fitzpatrick has more union support than Dem challenger
Citizens Voice: Report reveals clergy accused of sexual abuse in six Pa. Roman Catholic dioceses
StateImpactPA: Study: Climate change hinders summer fun on Lake Erie
StateImpactPA: FERC sued over PennEast approval after denying rehearing requests
PLSReporter: Shapiro releases findings of 2-year grand jury investigation on sexual abuse by Catholic Priests
PLSReporter: O’Neill announces end to reelection bid as Dems formalize for ballot replacements.
Inquirer: Priests ran child porn ring in Pittsburgh diocese: state AG’s grand jury report
Inquirer: Catholic Church clergy sex abuse: Read the full grand jury report
Inquirer: Pennsylvania clergy abuse report: Key findings from each diocese
Inquirer: Pa. Catholic Church sex abuse report names hundreds of priests, accuses leaders of cover-up: ‘They hid it all.’
Inquirer: Victim of priest abuse: ‘It’s your word against God’s’
WHYY Newsworks: Pa. grand jury interim report on clergy child sexual abuse is public. What’s next?
PennLive: Catholic cover-up: how pedophile priests kept on abusing Pa.’s children

 

Philadelphia
Inquirer: Priests ran child porn ring in Pittsburgh diocese: state AG’s grand jury report
Inquirer: In scating report, grand jury says clerical cover-up began at the top
Philadelphia Magazine: Here’s How Many Philadelphians Are Online With Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program
Billy Penn: Even Democrats from outside the city are questioning Philly’s insider politics
KYW Newsradio: Philly student to be chosen for school board by Sept. 20 meeting
KYW Newsradio: #MeToo founder to speak in Philadelphia about the genesis of the movement

 

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Bernie O’Neill withdraws from state representative race
Patch: Gov. Wolf’s Cabinet To Host Town Hall In Blue Bell
Inquirer: A red flag for the ‘blue wave’? In Philly suburbs, GOP Rep. Fitzpatrick has more union support than Dem challenger
Pottstown Mercury: Daniel Boone School District superintendent resigns
PhillyVoice: Spring-Ford Area School District decides to keep teacher who wrestles as Nazi
Pottstown Mercury: Pottsgrove to choose new board member tonight

 

Pittsburgh
WESA: As Special Elections Close Out, Dems Enjoying Strong Enthusiasm
WTAE: LIST: Names from Pittsburgh and Greensburg Catholic dioceses that appear in Pennsylvania grand jury report
WTAE: Pennsylvania grand jury report documents history of child sex abuse by clergy in Pittsburgh diocese; Bishop Zubik responds with apology
WTAE: Archbishop defends himself amid release of child sex abuse report
WTAE: Sexual abuse survivor hopes Pennsylvania grand jury report means more victims will seek help
City Paper: Why haven’t Pittsburgh’s Indian celebrations reached critical mass?
Pittsburgh Business Times: Ivanka Trump tours Astrobotic, talks importance of girls in STEM
Post-Gazette: Zubik apologizes, says Pittsburgh diocese has ‘learned from the past’
Post-Gazette: Grand jury report describes a ‘ring of predatory priests’ in Pittsburgh in the 1970s
Post-Gazette: These Pittsburgh diocese priests were named as having been involved in abuse
Post-Gazette: Priest in Greensburg Diocese charged with sexual abuse of a minor

 

SWPA
Beaver County Times: Health care ‘a major issue,’ Casey tells senior citizens
Beaver County Times: Archbishop Wuerl defends himself ahead of child sex abuse report
Beaver County Times: Monaca gets $3 million grant for traffic roundabout
Observer-Reporter: Cook to host town hall
Observer-Reporter: Ortitay bill would promote pet adoption
Observer-Reporter: Report includes summaries about individual priests
Altoona Mirror: Local bishop probed Erie allegations
Altoona Mirror: Advocates applaud release
Altoona Mirror: Ag progress days underway
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Grand jury report links Altoona-Johnstown bishop to abuse and cover-up in Erie
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Cambria County’s Baker case sparked investigations into child sexual abuse across state
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Bishop Bartchak responds to grand jury report

 

NEPA
Citizens Voice: LCCC president to serve on board
Citizens Voice: Community, victims groups react to grand jury report
Citizens Voice: Report reveals clergy accused of sexual abuse in six Pa. Roman Catholic dioceses
Times-Tribune: Report: Timlin knew priest raped teen, did not remove him from ministry
Times-Tribune: Scranton Bishops
Times-Tribune: Accused religious leaders in Scranton Diocese
Times-Tribune: Diocese of Scranton statement about grand jury’s sex abuse report
The Times Leader: Dallas School Board agrees to binding arbitration in teacher contract talks

 

South Central
PennLive: Timeline of Catholic clergy child sex abuse claims: 1985 to now
PennLive: Catholic cover-up: how pedophile priests kept on abusing Pa.’s children
PennLive: Cardinal posts website defending his actions as Bishop of Pittsburgh
PennLive: Where offenders served in the Harrisburg diocese: parishes, positions from child sex abuse report
PennLive: Will demoted principal in Harrisburg get pay cut? District officials won’t say
Carlisle Sentinel: Grand jury report: Gainer lobbied not to defrock priests who served on West Shore
LNP | LancasterOnline: Grand jury report: 8 Lancaster County priests abused children; church covered up

 

Lehigh Valley
Morning Call: Scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report accuses hundreds of priest of sexually abusing more than 1,000 children
Morning Call: List of Allentown Diocese priests named in grand jury report, by diocese or publicly accused of sexual abuse or other offense
Morning Call: Here’s how 3 Allentown Diocese priests responded to grand jury’s findings
Morning Call: Allentown bishops, priests criticized for failing abuse victims; 37 priests named in grand jury report
Inquirer: How the Allentown Diocese dealt with an admitted abuser

 

North by Northwest
Williamsport Sun Gazette: Report: State priests molested over 1,000 children; 59 priests from Diocese of Scranton
Centre Daily Times: Attorney General Josh Shapiro announces grand jury report naming Pennsylvania clergy of sex abuse
PennLive: In Erie, one bishop praised, one castigated for handling of sexually abusive priests
StateImpactPA: Study: Climate change hinders summer fun on Lake Erie
Altoona Mirror: Local bishop probed Erie allegations

 

Opinion
Times-Tribune Editorial Board: Culpability reaches Vatican
LNP | LancasterOnline Editorial Board: Problem Solvers Caucus proposal is a step forward
Kevin Cuneo: DiNicola says he won’t back Pelosi
Maria Panaritis: In revealing Catholic Church sex abuse, we can thank the law- and not the Men of God
Solomon Jones: By delaying Rizzo statue move, Mayor Kenney risks losing black voters
Inquirer Editorial Board: Was your home assessed accurately? In Philly, you’re paying either way.
Ronnie Palaneczky: Did Philly police fail to feed horses properly? This trainer says yes
Will Bunch: How a small band of Philly Quaker cracked the code for protesting in the Trump Age
Linda McMahon: Small businesses starting, expanding amid Trump tax cuts
Stu Bykofsky: Is this the ‘Best’ Philly Mag can do?
Ken Rigmaiden: As immigrants are targeted, unions stand behind workers from all backgrounds
Abraham Gutman: Immigration debate has little to do with crime and everything to do with racism
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Day of reckoning: Report on abuse by priests must spur more change
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Gas field fracas: EQT, other drillers must do right by landowners
Tribune Review: Editorial: Grand jury report paints horrifying picture of unforgivable abuse

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