Rev. Shawn Ratigan
The diocese’s computer director Julie Creech made the comments during a deposition earlier this month in a civil lawsuit.
The Rev. Shawn Ratigan is scheduled to go to trial next month on 13 counts of sexually exploiting children.
The 46-year-old priest also faces three state charges of possessing child pornography.
Prosecutors want information about the diocese’s investigation into past reports of priests accused of abusing children.
Jackson County prosecutors are asking a judge to add a second misdemeanor charge.
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.
Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese spent more than $1 million over a four-month stretch last year in connection with priest sexual abuse cases.
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.
Rev. Shawn F. Ratigan faces child pornography charges.
Prosecutors disclosed their sentencing goals Thursday in a motion asking that the Rev. Shawn Ratigan remain in jail until his trial.