Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Finn’

US diocese has Service of Lament for sex abuse sins

Friday, July 1st, 2016

A US diocese notorious for its past handling of clergy sexual abuse has held a Service of Lament. The special liturgy of penitence took place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City on June 26. The previous bishop of Kansas City-St Joseph, Bishop Robert Finn, was sentenced to two years probation after Read more

Pope gets resignation of US bishop who didn’t report abuse

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the only American bishop to have been convicted of failing to report suspected child abuse. On Tuesday, the Vatican announced the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn of the diocese of St Joseph-Kansas City in Missouri. The announcement cited canon law that a bishop who “has become less able Read more

Catholics ask pope to formally investigate Bishop Finn

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Catholics in Kansas City are formally asking Pope Francis to conduct a canonical review of Bishop Robert Finn saying the church’s lack of response to his misdemeanour conviction has caused further spiritual harm to the diocese. “Civil law has done what civil law can do. The church has done nothing in terms of calling Bishop Read more

Convicted US Bishop must go

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Bishop of Kansas City, Robert Finn, convicted of a misdemeanour charge for failing to report suspected child abuse, must either resign or be removed, according to an editorial in NCR. NCR says that if Finn were a layperson he would not be allowed to volunteer at a Kansas City parish, teach a religious education class Read more

Bishop charged with failing to report abuse

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The Kansas City Bishop has been indicted for failure to report suspected child abuse, the first time in the 25-year history of the church’s sex abuse scandals that the leader of an American diocese has been held criminally liable for the behavior of a priest he supervised. The indictment of the bishop, Robert W. Finn, Read more