Archive for April 5th, 2012

First U.S. Bishop Charged in Clergy Sexual Abuse Scandal Will Stand Trial in Kansas City

This from National Catholic Reporter’s Joshua McElwee, Judge orders Kansas City bishop to stand trial in abuse case — “The first criminal case against a sitting U.S. bishop in the decades-long clergy sex abuse crisis will go forward after a county judge’s decision Thursday that Bishop Robert Finn, head of the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese, must stand trial on charges of failing to report suspected child abuse.”

Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., at left in a 2010 CNS photo/The Catholic Key

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Easter Blessings from Voice of the Faithful

May you all experience the mystery of this Holy Week and the joy of Easter.

May we understand the need for truth and justice for clergy sexual abuse survivors.

May we appreciate and validate the role and beneficial strengths of women in our church.

May we take advantage of opportunities to reform and heal the Church we love.

May we always foster hope for ourselves and everyone we know.

May we work to banish bias and hatred in the world.

May we enjoy health and well being for ourselves and all we know.

May happiness fill our hearts and touch everyone we meet.

Enjoy this week, especially Easter Sunday.

Share your faith and hope with all.

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