MO – Catholic official changes her story; SNAP responds

Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests

Posted by Barbara Dorris on August 31, 2012

We can’t help but wonder why one of Bishop Finn’s current employees would say one thing under oath weeks ago and now say something radically different. The obvious question is “did someone pressure her to change her story?”

We feel very sorry for Julie Creech. She’s in a very tough spot.

To her credit, Ms. Creech expressed concerns about Fr. Ratigan’s child porn. She spoke up to the highest ranking Catholic officials in Kansas City – Bishop Finn and Finn’s second-in-command Msgr. Murphy. We applaud her for her compassion and her courage.

At the same time, of course, she should have called the police. For months and months, she – and who knows how many other church employees – refused to call the police, even though it was clear that Bishop Finn was hiding Fr. Ratigan’s crimes from police.

Note: This is an Abuse Tracker excerpt. Click the title to view the full text of the original article. If the original article is no longer available, see our News Archive.