Accused priests ready for hearing, civil rights activist gets a statue

    Good morning, Feeders! Happy first Monday after Daylight Savings. We’ve got a lot going on here to help you beat the post-DST drag.

    The teacher, monsignor and three priests charged in connection with sexually abusing boys in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have a hearing this afternoon. The faces various rape, abuse and child endangerment charges. Lizz Fiedler will be at the hearing, and will do some followup on how victims are treated.

    Tom MacDonald will be at City Hall at 1 p.m. where Mayor Michael Nutter and Councilman Jim Kenney will announce funding for a statue of Octavious Catto. The civil rights activist will be memorialized after funding is secured over the next couple years.

    Tom’s also covering a 3 p.m. rally by public school students who are asking for more funding to the School District of Philadelphia.

    Peter Crimmins is taking a late afternoon trip to the University of the Arts, where students from Japan who’ve been studying there are presenting their work. Meanwhile, Shai Ben-Yaacov is reaching out to local people with connections to Japan, following last week’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake.

    Carolyn Beeler is hoping for more information about a study of Limerick’s nuclear plant. It’s one on a list that will be surveyed for seismic safety, after the earthquake in Japan resulted in shut-downs and explosions at its plant in Fukushima.

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