A law firm retained by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City found that the diocese failed to respond to sexual abuse claims against its own priests, as reported in a September 1, 2011 New York Times article.

Accusations have been levied against Rev. Michael Tierney, who is thought to have sexually abused minors and Rev. Shawn Ratigan, who has been charged with taking pornographic photographs of underage girls. The investigating law firm found that the diocese neglected to follow its own procedures and guidelines in responding to sexual abuse claims. Upon discovery of these accusations, the firm urged all employees and volunteers who receive any indication of abuse to report these claims to law enforcement.

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