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With sadness, this blog has learned that the Archbishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese in Missouri, Robert W. Finn has resigned. Below is a background post I did about his situation. When reading the below, please keep in mind the situation in Chile at present. (see here and here)

The Deus Ex Machina Blog

Confused Cardinal

So it looks like Bishop Finn is back in the spotlight. And due to my prescient yet circumspect nature, I am inclined to think that these occurrences might signal that the case might be coming to a resolution in the Congregation of Bishops at the Roman Curia. Here are my thoughts.

Introduction

Recently, at least two stories appeared where the “no nonsense” Archbishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese in Missouri, Robert W. Finn was mentioned. The most notable was in an interview given by the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O’Malley to the CBS program 60 Minutes. In a very confused interview, both for him and his apologists (see here), cd. O’Malley ventured to give an “un-nuanced”opinion about the predicament in which Bishop Finn finds himself. And after looking at those replies, there are only two possibilities about how they could have came about: either the Cardinal was…

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