Lawsuit accuses diocese, Bishop Finn and Shawn Ratigan of cover-up in child-porn case

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UPDATE: A few more details of the lawsuit (via the Star): The Rev. Shawn Ratigan allegedly took nude photos of the 7-year-old girl, whose parents are filing the lawsuit, and engaged in sexually explicit conduct with the girl from 2006 to 2010. Ratigan is accused of sharing the photos on the Internet.

Also in the lawsuit, an allegation that Bishop Robert Finn and the diocese hid a 2006 report of suspicious behavior by Ratigan with a 4-year-old girl in order to avoid scandal. If that’s true, Finn has got to go.

Original Story:
If you were praying that the Kansas City-St. Joseph Catholic Diocese

and Bishop Robert Finn would get sued over failing to act on concerns over the Rev. Shawn Ratigan, your prayers have been answered.

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