Click here to read: "Priest sentenced to 50 years for lurid photographs of young girls" by Tony Rizzo and Glenn E. Rice, The Kansas City Star, September 12, 2013. Excerpt: “Your conduct shows, Mr. Ratigan, that you are a chronic sexual abuser,” Fenner said before imposing the sentence. “You violated the trust of individuals to … Continue reading Priest Pornographer Gets Fifty Years For Violating Little Girls
Tag: Bishop Finn
Huh? Mass in Latin. Why Didn’t We Think of That?
Read about this stupendous solution that will surely reunite the Kansas City faithful in the wake of their Diocesan sex abuse scandal. Probably not. "In wake of sex abuse scandals, priests to host Latin Mass," by Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, June 21, 2011.
Bishops Break Promise Despite Clear Needs of Church
"Bishops Won't Focus on Abuse Policies" by Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times, June 14, 2011 My take on the info in the above linked article: Are they for real? My daughter graduates from Catholic grade school this week. The Bishops and the Holy See have more than let down her wonderful teachers, the parish … Continue reading Bishops Break Promise Despite Clear Needs of Church
Kansas City Star Calls for Bishop’s Resignation
Why won't The Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial board take this strong a stand? Kudos to the Kansas City Star. Even though Cardinal Rigali sent in his resignation papers upon his 75th birthday (as required), our newspapers could do a better job of making him more uncomfortable while he waits. "Kansas City Star Calls for Bishop Finn's … Continue reading Kansas City Star Calls for Bishop’s Resignation
Another Bishop Ignores Review Board
Read this story about another Bishop's huge failure to properly utilize his review board and protect children. "One day after newspapers across the nation featured front page articles about a U.S. bishops' sponsored study on the causes of the clergy sex abuse scandal, which blamed much of the crisis on the sexual revolution of the … Continue reading Another Bishop Ignores Review Board