Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese

Cops & Crime
5:09 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Bishop's Bid Fails, Child Sex Charges Stand

K.C.-St. Joseph Diocese defense counsel Jean Paul Bradshaw II after arguments to dismiss charges in child sex abuse case.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Bishop Robert Finn and the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese will proceed to trial in September.  The clergyman and the institution have lost a bid to have charges against them dismissed.

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Cops & Crime
6:59 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

No Fast Ruling In Historic Case Of Catholic Bishop

Bishop Robert Finn leaves Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, MO., after attempts to dismiss historic criminal case against him.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

It will be two days or a week before Bishop Robert Finn and those following his case and that of his Catholic Diocese will know if the man and the institution will continue to face trial.

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Education
5:28 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Catholic Schools Want State Support For KCPS Transfers

Catholic Schools Superintendent Daniel Peters at Holy Cross Elementary School.
Sylvia Maria Gross KCUR

Local Catholic School officials are looking for state support for Kansas City Public School students to be able to transfer to private or religious schools.

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Cops & Crime
4:58 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Church Sex Case Trial To Start In Early Fall

Leaving nearly 8 months preparation time for prosecution and defense, a Jackson County Circuit Judge has set  a late September trial date for the Bishop of Kansas City and St. Joseph and the diocese as an entity.   The case will be a first of its kind in the nation.

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Cops & Crime
5:09 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Gag Order Charge Stirs Priestly Abuse Case

The quest for discovery of evidence in an alleged priestly abuse case in Kansas City is turning more complicated. A Jackson County Circuit Judge has ordered a third party to turn over records. And its executive director says he will not.

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