Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Droppings from the Catholic Birdcage: "This Is a Big Deal . . . . Until Finn, No American Bishop Had Ever Been Forced from Office" for Cover-Up of Clerical Sex Crimes

David Gibson at Religion News Service on five lessons to be taken from the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn as bishop of St. Joseph-Kansas City: 

This is a big deal . . . . [U]ntil Finn, no American bishop had ever been forced from office (despite the terse Vatican announcement that he "resigned") for covering up for a predator priest.

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