The priest says Finn's resignation was the result of "a long, bitter, nasty campaign by many of our brothers and sisters."
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.
Emotions ran high among Catholics in the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese as word spread that Bishop Robert Finn had resigned early Tuesday.
Distinctly Catholic: This is no time for popping champagne. Everything about the situation is the stuff of tragedy. But it is tragedy of a specific kind.
U.S. Bishop Robert Finn, the Catholic prelate who became a symbol internationally of the church’s failures in addressing the sexual abuse crisis, has resigned.
NCR Today: Since last week, rumors have been flying that the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn is imminent. There is no hard evidence to support these rumors.
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.