Posts Tagged ‘Bishops’


October 16, 2011

For the first time in the history of American jurisprudence  a Roman Catholic bishop has been charged with sex abuse.  If convicted he could pay a fine and spend a year in jail.

Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City is in the crosshairs for protecting one of his abuser priests. The accusation involved a priest accused of taking pornographic pictures of girls as recently as this year.

Bishop Finn admits he knew of the lewd pixes last December but he did not inform the police until may of this year.  Meanwhile the priest in question,

Shawn Ratigan, continued to attend church events with children in attendance and he continued to take lewd pictures of another young girl.

Victims advocates say this case is a break through.

Bishop Finn will plead not guilty.

There are hundreds of Catholic bishops in the United States, many of whom shielded their priest abusers from the police.

should more Catholic bishops be charged with sex abuse?

What do you think?