Diocese Of Kansas City-st. Joseph

September 6, 2012

Bishop Robert Finn Found Guilty for Failing to Report Suspected Child Abuse

Bishop Finn is the first American bishop and the highest-ranking U.S. Catholic clergyman to be found guilty in an abuse case.

August 3, 2012

Mo. Diocese Voices Profound Concern for Victims, as Priest Pleads Guilty to Child-Porn Charges

'The diocese expresses its profound concern for anyone who may have been harmed by Shawn Ratigan and urges prayer for all affected by his actions,' Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese said.

December 1, 2011

SNAP, Media Spotlight Role of Psychiatrist Who Evaluated Troubled KC Priest

November 17, 2011

Bishop Finn Reaches Agreement With County Prosecutor

Under the agreement’s terms, the bishop must meet face-to-face with the Clay County prosecutor each month for the next five years to discuss any allegations of child sex abuse against clergy or diocesan staff within the diocese’s facilities in the county. Bishop Finn must also describe what steps the diocese has taken to address any allegations.

September 8, 2011

Bishop Finn Struggles to Regain Credibility

Kansas City leader releases report criticizing his handling of abuse investigation.