The project -- the brainchild of Bishop Robert Finn -- continues to face overwhelming opposition from parishioners and neighborhood groups.
Kansas City, Mo.
Reversing course on an earlier decision to uphold 23 pastoral assignments made by Bishop Robert Finn days before his resignation, Kansas City, Kan., Archbishop Joseph Naumann has revised 14 of those assignments for the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese.
News of his decision came Friday morning in an email from Kansas City-St. Joseph spokesman Jack Smith to the diocese’s priests.
“After prayerful deliberation and consultation with his advisors, Archbishop Naumann has decided to modify some of the assignments previously made,” he wrote.
The priest says Finn's resignation was the result of "a long, bitter, nasty campaign by many of our brothers and sisters."
Archbishop Joseph Naumann said he asked Finn to oversee the ordinations after realizing that the Kansas and Missouri dioceses had scheduled ordinations on the same days.
When news broke of Bishop Robert Finn's resignation, the primary question was: Did he step down on his own, or was he forced out?
Emotions ran high among Catholics in the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese as word spread that Bishop Robert Finn had resigned early Tuesday.
More than 200 rallies held Wednesday across the U.S. marked Tax Day with calls for fair wages for a diverse cohort of labor groups.
PeaceWorks Kansas City objected to the factory Chris Gentile runs, which assembles non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons.
Missouri groups are working to decrease prison sentences for nonviolent offenders who are good candidates for parole but are denied access to the parole process.
To back his plan to build a faith-based dorm, Bishop Robert Finn has asked priests and deacons to attend a City Commission meeting Tuesday wearing Roman collars.