Robert W. Finn
Kansas City-St. Joseph
Missouri River has made him the poster
boy of the pedophile mindset that
plagues the top echelon of executive
management of the Roman Catholic
Church in America: the United States
Conference Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
His ability to promote a cult of deviant
celibacy apparently serves to strengthen
Finn, the bishop of the Kansas City-
St. Joseph, still maintains his position.
We also would like to know what you,
as his vocation director in St. Louis,
found in his character that made him
as an appropriate candidate for ordination.
is immeasurable because so few the secrets covered up
by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have
the bloom is gone.”
The child sex abuse scandal has dogged Finn almost from the beginning of his tenure as bishop. In 2008, the diocese settled a lawsuit for $10 million that involved 47 plaintiffs and 12 accused priests. The most recent flare-up, instigated by the arrest of Ratigan has generated two dozen additional lawsuits against numerous priests. Many of those suits name Finn and the diocese
To date the total the diocese has paid out $3.75 million to settle claims involving Finn and Ratigan.
has, not even through what he does, but entirely
through what he is.”
Bishop Robert Finn Convicted in Child Sex Abuse Scandal