CATHOLIC INSIDER CONSIDERS POPE'S PROBLEMS WITH BISHOP FINN AND CATHOLIC SEX ABUSE SCANDAL!!!
In an EPIC column that takes on the trouble ahead for the Catholic Church . . .
An insider considers the Pope's challenges when confronting the ongoing problems created by Bishop Finn . . .
Last Imperial Pope Francis Now Needs More Than Cardinals For Reform Push
Money quote . . .
"Prosecutors dictated to Kansas City’s criminal, but continuing, Bishop Finn the specific policies he must follow, as nearby Federal prosecutors buried Finn’s protected pedophile priest with a 50 year prison term. Prosecutors eventually can be expected to dictate to other bishops and even to Francis himself, no matter what Francis may be advised otherwise. Government regulators are already dictating to Francis how he must manage the hierarchy’s finances. Government lawyers can, and I expect soon will, dictate to him how he must manage the hierarchy’s approach to predatory priests, if Francis fails to get effective control of the bishops’ flawed approach first. Priests may not be the pope’s “employees”; but bishops are another story."
This seems appropriate for Sunday as Kansas City attempts to sweep the ongoing problem child sex abuse by the clergy under the rug despite the enduring legacy of the problem.
Developing . . .