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KC Currents
4:59 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Can An Ombudsman Help Save the Kansas City-St. Joe Diocese?

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, Mo.
Credit Alex Smith / KCUR

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.

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.

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Up to Date
2:15 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

The Emerging Catholic Church

National Catholic Reporter editor-at-large Tom Roberts 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. 

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