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Saturday, October 15, 2011

KC-St. Joseph Catholic Bishop- Diocese- Indicted in Child Sexual Abuse Case

A Jackson County MO grand jury has indicted the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and it's leader Bishop Joseph Finn on "misdemeanor charges of failure to report child abuse-" according to this story in The KANSAS CITY STAR.

The indicment- announced Friday-  is in regard to the case of Father Shawn Ratigan- who is facing county and Federal trials regarding child pornography charges.

Diocese attorneys have entered a "not guilty" plea for Finn and the diocese.

Many people have alleged that Bishop Finn and the diocese engaged in a cover-up of Father Ratigan's crimes. 

Note too that The STAR- in keeping with it's stature as a representative of the American Free Press and a (non) advocate of free speech did NOT allow reader comments on the story.

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