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  • Kansas City diocese questions legality, accuracy of abuse penalty

    Attorneys for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph have questioned the legality of a $1 million abuse penalty against the diocese, criticizing "numerous factual inaccuracies" in an arbitrator’s ruling.


  • KC diocese settles 2 lawsuits for $1.2 million

    Lawsuits stemming from the actions of a priest who took pornographic photographs of young parishioners have resulted in nearly $4 million in settlements by the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, after Jackson County judges approved the latest two deals this week.


  • ** FILE ** Bishop Robert Finn of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph in Missouri, leaves a meeting at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Mo. bishop faces bench trial in case tied to abuse

    A Missouri judge will try the criminal case against the highest-ranking Catholic official in the U.S. to be charged with shielding an abusive priest, three weeks before the case was to go before a jury.


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