After 11 days of testimony related to a lawsuit alleging clergy sexual abuse, jurors never received for deliberation the case brought by a former altar boy against the diocese.
Fr. Patrick Rush said questions asked of him "were about Bishop Finn's leadership, about my reaction to Bishop Finn's leadership, and about my assessment of the people."
A Canadian archbishop visited the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese last week on behalf of the Vatican to investigate Bishop Robert Finn's leadership.
A retired Milwaukee priest is asking for the second time for Pope Francis to investigate Bishop Robert FInn for violations of church law.
A circuit judge has upheld an arbiter's decision that the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese pay $1.1 million for breach of terms of a 2008 settlement.
NCR Today: An arbitrator has found the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese guilty of violating five terms of a 2008 settlement and ordered the diocese to pay $1.1 million.
The apostolic nuncio to the U.S. wrote to Kansas City Catholics to say he received and forwarded their request for action to the Vatican.
Local Catholics say the church's lack of response to Bishop Robert Finn's misdemeanor conviction has caused further spiritual harm to the diocese.