Mary Sanchez

July 1, 2014 3:26 PM

Church needed $1.1 million penalty as reminder of its obligations to children

The convicted proof of what led to the latest scandal for the Kansas City diocese languishes in prison today: Shawn Ratigan, sentenced to 50 years for child pornography. The details of Ratigan’s guilt, the horrendous way the diocese stalled instead of immediately reporting him to authorities, is at play now in an order to pay $1.1 million in a breach-of-contract suit.

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