Bishop Robert Finn

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Clergy Abuse Survivor: Pope Needs to Name Names

A local clergy abuse survivor says the Pope needs to name names, now that he’s told reporters the Vatican is investigating three Bishops for their role in child abuse crimes or coverups.

05/28/2014

Kansas City-St. Peters Catholic Diocese

KC Diocese Ordered to Turn Over Documents

Prosecutors want information about the diocese’s investigation into past reports of priests accused of abusing children.

06/28/2012

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New Charge Sought Against KC Bishop, Diocese

Jackson County prosecutors are asking a judge to add a second misdemeanor charge.

05/08/2012

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Judge Won’t Dismiss Charge Against Missouri Bishop

Bishop Robert Finn and the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph are charged with failing to report suspected child abuse.

04/05/2012

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KC Roman Catholic Bishop Back in Court

Bishop Robert Finn is the highest-ranking U.S. Catholic official to be accused of shielding an abusive priest, and a conviction could send shock waves through a church hierarchy.

03/27/2012

File photo of a Bishop holding a cross while leading mass. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

High Stakes For Church In Case Against Mo. Bishop

The charge is only a misdemeanor, but if prosecutors are able to win a conviction against Kansas City Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Finn, they could be opening up a whole new front in the national priest abuse crisis.

03/25/2012

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Nation Watching Mo. Priest Porn Case

Bishop Robert Finn is charged with shielding an abusive priest.

03/25/2012

Kansas City Catholic Diocese

KC Bishop Makes Deal with Prosecutors

The agreement requires the bishop to report directly to the prosecutor monthly to apprise him of any reported abuse activities involving minors throughout the diocese’s Clay County facilities.

11/16/2011

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New Lawsuit Against Predator Priest

The lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Rev. Shawn Ratigan of engaging a 9-year-old girl in sexually explicit conduct.

08/12/2011

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