Posts Tagged ‘Kansas City’

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

Close advisor to Pope rips fellow US bishop as unfit to lead

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

One of the Pope’s key advisors has called for urgent action to be taken against a US bishop who shielded a priest who was a threat to children. Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley told US network CBS that the case of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City is “a question the Holy See needs to address 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

Failing to report sex abuse convicts first US Bishop

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Bishop Robert Finn is the first US Catholic bishop to be convicted of a misdemeanour for failing to report suspected child abuse. Finn, the Bishop of Kansas City – St Joseph, Missouri has been sentenced to two years probation and will not serve any jail time, nor pay a fine. The offence carried a maximum Read more