For immediate release: Friday October 25, 2013
While today's sentencing ends a legal chapter on one Catholic cleric who committed heinous child sex crimes, it ends nothing about several Catholic clerics who concealed these crimes.
The Kansas City diocese is still headed by a convicted criminal. Every Other person who hid Fr. Ratigan's crimes and misdeeds is still on the church payroll. More lawyers have been brought in. More promises have been made.
But little has changed. Bishop Finn still fights tooth and nail against victims of priests, even those who are proven predators.