Was the Kansas City Clergy Abuse Scandal Well-Handled?
Kansas City, MO – Shock waves rippled throughout the Kansas City Catholic Community when Shawn Ratigan, a priest in Kansas City, North, was arrested in May for possessing child pornography. Some parishioners and victims advocacy groups alike are pointing fingers at Bishop Robert Finn for not responding quickly enough to the situation. The case has even received some national attention. For the details on this story, KCUR's Susan B. Wilson spoke with Joshua McElwee, a staff writer who has been covering this local case for the National Catholic Reporter.