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By Diogenes (articles ) | May 24, 2005

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The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph, U.S.A., presented by Bishop Raymond James Boland in accordance with Canon 401, para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. He is succeeded by Coadjutor Bishop Robert W. Finn.

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  • Posted by: - May. 25, 2005 3:09 AM ET USA

    AP reports that Bishop Boland's early retirement was occasioned by health problems: He is a colon cancer survivor who has a fatigue-inducing condition called hemochromatosis. "The time has come to say goodbye," Boland told staffers Tuesday morning. "A diocese is not well served by a bishop whose energy is compromised by ailments too boring to enumerate." http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/11726471.htm

  • Posted by: - May. 24, 2005 3:25 PM ET USA

    Last fall, Bishop Boland praised the National Catholic Reporter for its "love for the Church." http://natcath.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2004d/121004/121004o.php One finds no such praise, however, for Bishop Finn, whom Bishop Boland describes as "just a neophyte. He's just beginning. He has a lot to learn." Bishop Finn, for his part, says he trusts the teaching Church and laments the contraceptive mentality. http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/10591162.htm

  • Posted by: - May. 24, 2005 10:18 AM ET USA

    What if anything does this portend for the National (Anti-)Catholic Reporter?

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