William Brennan, a defense lawyer in the child-endangerment and sex-abuse trial of three Archdiocese of Philadelphia priests, had scanned only a few juror questionnaires Wednesday when he found one that showed why it might take weeks to seat an impartial panel.

"As a Catholic," the prospective juror, a man, wrote, "I am disgusted by these allegations."

And that man was one of the people who made the first cut.

Brennan represents the Rev. James J. Brennan, one of two former parish priests accused of sexually abusing a boy in the 1990s. The other, Edward V. Avery, was defrocked in 2006.

Facing trial with them is Mgsr. William J. Lynn, the former archdiocesan administrator accused of endangering children by recommending allegedly abusive priests for assignments that gave them access to children. He is the first church official nationwide to be prosecuted for allegedly covering up sex abuse by priests.

All three men have pleaded not guilty.

Wednesday marked the second day in a jury selection process that lawyers and Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina say could take a month. For much of the morning, the six defense lawyers and three prosecutors sat at separate tables sorting through scores of questionnaires from the first batch of 250 prospective jurors.

From those responses, both sides hope to whittle the pool and begin courtroom interviews of the potential panelists on Monday.