The 45-year-old Ratigan has been charged in Clay County Circuit Court with violating Missouri child pornography laws. Prosecutors allege that Ratigan took lewd pictures of young girls, which police in court documents say they found uploaded on his personal computer and a church computer.
Ratigan has pleaded not guilty.
Finn previously has said he made some failings in the case, including saying that he unaware that a principal had complained about Ratigan’s behavior around children more than a year before Ratigan was arrested. Finn has tapped former U.S. Attorney Todd Graves to investigate the diocese’s handling of the case.
I told you that some Bishops are acting against the law. The first paragraph above shows that when the NCR reported this story and then when CNS demanded they apologize to Bishop Finn, that NCR was right in the long run. There must be repentance for this issue to ever get any better in the public eye.
Who do you worship? God? Or the Church?