The National catholic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) is out to get Bishop Finn.
Fishwrap has been carrying on a jihad against Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph ever since he arrived. Fishwrap’s offices are within that diocese.
A case in point.
Today I noticed on Fishwrap’s RSS feed and then on their site (red lines added):
On the web entry itself:
However, when you go to the Kansas City Star article itself (and the Star is no fan of Finn):
What does the Star article really say (my emphases)?
Testimony about bishop ‘misspoken’ in priest sex abuse case
Diocesan staffer had said Finn told her, “Boys will be boys,” in reaction to priest’s lewd photos.
By JUDY L. THOMAS and MARK MORRIS
The Kansas City Star
In sworn testimony made public Thursday, an employee of Kansas City’s Roman Catholic diocese reported that Bishop Robert Finn said that “boys will be boys” when told of lewd images on a priest’s laptop.
But late Thursday night the employee backed away from that testimony.
John Gromowsky, an attorney representing Julie Creech, the computer systems manager for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, said that she had “misspoken” in deposition testimony taken in a civil case and hoped to correct it.
In the Aug. 17 deposition, Creech said that Finn had said, “Sometimes boys will be boys,” when she raised concerns about how the diocese was handling the Rev. Shawn Ratigan, on whose laptop computer she had seen lewd photos of young girls.
“The statement Julie Creech attributed to Bishop Finn during her deposition that ‘boys will be boys’ is not consistent with her recollection of any conversations she had with the bishop concerning the Shawn Ratigan matter,” a statement released by Gromowsky said. “Following the deposition, Julie realized she had misspoken.”
The statement gave no explanation for why Creech’s testimony differed from her recollections.
You can read the rest there.
I hope Fishwrap will issue an apology to Bp. Finn when they correct their story.
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