Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
The Rev. Shawn Ratigan is scheduled to go to trial next month on 13 counts of sexually exploiting children.
Jackson County prosecutors are asking a judge to add a second misdemeanor charge.
Bishop Robert Finn and the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph are charged with failing to report suspected child abuse.
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.