The project -- the brainchild of Bishop Robert Finn -- continues to face overwhelming opposition from parishioners and neighborhood groups.
Examining the Crisis: Many media reports describe the setting up of the Vatican tribunal to examine abuse as a breakthrough. There is no breakthrough.
Commentary: When you're told, "We've reported to law enforcement," insist on seeing proof. To church officials, the phrase "reported to authorities" can mean something very different.
Reversing course on an earlier decision to uphold 23 pastoral assignments made by Bishop Robert Finn days before his resignation, Kansas City, Kan., Archbishop Joseph Naumann has revised 14 of those assignments for the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese.
News of his decision came Friday morning in an email from Kansas City-St. Joseph spokesman Jack Smith to the diocese’s priests.
“After prayerful deliberation and consultation with his advisors, Archbishop Naumann has decided to modify some of the assignments previously made,” he wrote.
"We wish, as Catholic priests, to re-state our unwavering fidelity to the traditional doctrines regarding marriage and the true meaning of human sexuality."
The priest says Finn's resignation was the result of "a long, bitter, nasty campaign by many of our brothers and sisters."
Just Catholic: The Not-Getting-It Department got together and decided Bishop Robert Finn could still ordain priests. Say what?
Opinion: The Vatican's sterile announcement of Bishop Robert Finn's resignation was an unsuccessful attempt to sanitize the harsh reality of a failed bishop.
We say: It is long past time for the church to have a clear process to hold bishops responsible for their actions and inactions.
Examining the Crisis: Victories, whatever their cause, need to be acknowledged, and forcing the resignation of a Catholic bishop is no small accomplishment.