KANSAS CITY HOLY WAR: BISHOP FINN VS. THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER!!!
Take a look at this AP roundup of an ongoing KANSAS CITY BATTLE ROYALE between a Bishop Finn and The National Catholic Reporter that goes back all the way to 1968.
Catholic newspaper draws rebuke from KC bishop - Finn says parishioner anger growing over NCR's challenges to Catholic orthodoxy
In this one there really isn't any middle-ground. NCR represents the "progressive" wing of the Catholic laity that constantly criticizes the clerics. And other than an enlightened view on immigration . . . Bishop Finn is one of the most Conservative local Catholic leaders.
In the meantime, Kansas City seems to be at the epicenter of Catholic conflict as we prepare to select a new pope that might be our second to last.