Monsignor William Lynn will ask for bail today after being sentenced to jail last month on a child endangerment charge.
The former secretary of the clergy for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was accused in a 2011 grand jury report of reassigning priests suspected of child molestation.
Update, 10 a.m. Lynn has been denied bail after the judge cited the seriousness of the child endangerment conviction.
The report named three parish priests and a teacher as abusers.
CBS reports Lynn’s quest for bail comes as his attorneys make preparations to appeal his six-year prison sentence.