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Missouri Bishop’s Conviction Leaves Clergy Divided

posted on December 4, 2012

John Eligon and Laurie Goodstein of The New York Times report on Bishop Robert Finn, the first to be convicted of failing to report a pedophile priest. After the verdict, lay people called for his resignation, but now the reporters found a “significant number of the bishop’s own priests have lost confidence in him.” They write, “Such sentiments raise the question of whether Bishop Finn can successfully continue to oversee a diocese of 87 parishes and more than 130,000 people, or whether he will go the way of Cardinal Bernard F. Law, who gave up his post in Boston a decade ago after an outcry over his practice of reassigning priests accused of abuse to new parishes.” 

Read at The New York Times