National Catholic Reporter http://kcur.org en Can An Ombudsman Help Save the Kansas City-St. Joe Diocese? http://kcur.org/post/can-ombudsman-help-save-kansas-city-st-joe-diocese <p>The local Roman Catholic diocese has attracted worldwide attention for its problems with child abuse, particularly for Bishop Robert Finn who is the first and only U.S. bishop to be convicted of failing to report suspected abuse.</p><p>Later this month, the Diocese’s Office of Child and Youth Protection will release its second annual public report on abuse in the parishes. The report is one of several big steps the Diocese has taken in recent years to address abuse, but some say these steps aren’t enough.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:59:34 +0000 Alex Smith 41445 at http://kcur.org Can An Ombudsman Help Save the Kansas City-St. Joe Diocese? The Emerging Catholic Church http://kcur.org/post/emerging-catholic-church <p><a href="http://ncronline.org/" target="_blank"><em>National Catholic Reporter</em></a> editor-at-large <strong>Tom Roberts</strong> has witnessed a lot over his career: a Catholic Church still reacting to Vatican II, a dramatic demographic shift, and more recently, a sex abuse scandal that has revealed a growing inadequacy of the hierarchical culture.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:15:46 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 11755 at http://kcur.org The Emerging Catholic Church