Bishop Robert Finn Indicted.
I haven't followed this story closely because I never expected it to come to the point of indictment. As 'they' say, it is unprecedented. I think Bishop Finn is a very good bishop, although others may condemn him for one mistake, most likely done in good faith. At any rate, his 'negligence' was not criminal. Anyway, he needs our prayers. Here is the story:
Bishop Robert Finn on Friday became the highest-ranking Catholic official in the nation to face criminal prosecution in the decades-old child sexual abuse scandal — an action that stunned many inside and outside the church.Bishops in jail? Be careful what you wish for.
A Jackson County grand jury on Oct. 6 secretly indicted both Finn and the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on misdemeanor charges of failure to report child abuse in a case involving a priest facing child pornography charges.
As Finn and the diocese denied wrongdoing Friday after appearing in court, news of the charges roiled the nation and the Catholic world.
“This is historic,” said the Rev. Thomas J. Reese, author of “Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church.” - Finish reading here.
The Bishop Finn story reminds me of the Peter Kreeft statement:
Kreeft: It would be wonderful if 100 bishops got thrown in jail for marching with graphic images. - Source
Speaking of images of aborted babies, I know what he meant of course, but the idea of bishops in jail is never a good one, even in times of bloody persecution, and I wouldn't wish it on the worst of them. On the subject of showing people graphic images of aborted, torn asunder, babies, whenever I've done it Catholic pro-life women asked me to remove them - so I'm not sure showing dead babies is the way to go. I became convinced abortion was wrong when I actually saw a film from Sweden - shot inside a woman's body, showing the man ejaculating and following the rest to conception, implantation, and birth. Explicit but not pornographic. As a 'virgin' I understood the true meaning of sex and the conjugal act and I became entirely pro-life.
We don't have to show people death - we need to show them life. Show them creation and creating life. Americans are desensitized to death - remember Halloween is coming and all you have to do is count the zombies to know what I mean.
Speaking of pro-life - it shouldn't be a business.
Fr. Pavone defied his bishop and refused to meet with him. Not good. Not a good sign. $$$$$$$
Pray for Fr. Pavone's Bishop Zurek too.