KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Calls for Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Finn
to resign started even before last week, when he became the
highest-ranking church leader in the sex abuse scandal criminally
charged with sheltering an accused priest.
The bishop of Kansas City, Mo., had acknowledged in May that he
waited five months to tell police about the hundreds of images of
alleged child pornography found on the Rev. Shawn Ratigan’s computer.
Ratigan had taken some of the photos of girls months ago at an Easter
party he hosted, investigators said. More than 700 people have joined a
Facebook page called “Bishop Finn Must Go.”