Pope Accepts Resignation Of Missouri Bishop Who Pleaded Guilty To Failing To Report Suspected Child AbuserPope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.
Clergy Abuse Survivor: Pope Needs to Name NamesA 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.
KC Diocese Ordered to Turn Over Documents Prosecutors want information about the diocese's investigation into past reports of priests accused of abusing children.
New Charge Sought Against KC Bishop, DioceseJackson County prosecutors are asking a judge to add a second misdemeanor charge.
Judge Won't Dismiss Charge Against Missouri BishopBishop Robert Finn and the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph are charged with failing to report suspected child abuse.
KC Roman Catholic Bishop Back in CourtBishop 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.
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.
Nation Watching Mo. Priest Porn CaseBishop Robert Finn is charged with shielding an abusive priest.
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.
New Lawsuit Against Predator Priest The lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Rev. Shawn Ratigan of engaging a 9-year-old girl in sexually explicit conduct.