LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Kansas City Diocese Apologizes to Victims of Clergy Abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has apologized to victims of priest sexual abuse and invited them to a series of prayer services. The Kansas City Star reports that the diocese sent letters last week from Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann to dozens of plaintiffs in sexual abuse lawsuits that resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements in 2008 and 2014. The letter also informed the victims of a series of prayer services, which begin Wednesday. Some victims and advocates say the moves are inadequate. Kansas City lawyer Rebecca Randles represented dozens of plaintiffs in lawsuits alleging priest sexual abuse. She says some of her clients see the apology and services as a breakthrough, but others are more cynical and want the church to ensure the safety of children.


Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)