I may be a Taliban Catholic, but I like to think I am a fair Taliban Catholic. Meaning that I can acknowledge when a stopped clock happens to be right. So, stipulated:
1. Bishop Finn is a champion of orthodoxy.
2. National Catholic Reporter is a steaming pile of leftist dung that hates anyone or anything that hints of traditional Catholicism and will stoop to any level to ruin said same.
So much for my stipulation. Now try the stipulation of both the prosecutors and +Finn’s defense: http://www.bishop-accountability.org/legal/State_of_Missouri_v_Bishop_Finn/2012_09_06_Finn_Stipulation_of_Testimony_R.pdf, add to that the $1.4 million dollars the diocese spent to fight off a misdemeanor charge that never had a real threat of jail time and the idea that +Finn should keep his office is at the very least highly debatable. But that debate isn’t happening in some places.