Kansas Catholic Church Pushes Back Against Scathing Creeper Priest Report

Local faith leaders attempt to put the alleged crimes in "context" and consign them to the past.

Here's their take . . .

They say the 30 cases referred to prosecutors involved 14 different Catholic priests, and many of the allegations were several decades old. In many cases, they say the alleged perpetrator had passed away.

“The Archdiocese has openly collaborated with the KBI from the moment we initiated an extensive and thorough review of our internal files by an independent, outside law firm,” said Vicar General Father John Riley. “We shared the full results of our independent review with the KBI and have continued to provide additional information throughout the investigation.”

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Archdiocese of Kansas City responds to KBI report

A day after the state released the results of an investigation that found 188 clergy members suspected of crimes including aggravated criminal sodomy, rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated sexual battery, the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas released a statement.