After a brief bench trial, Judge John Torrence pronounced the bishop guilty on one of two misdemeanor charges, acquitting him of the other charge. Bishop Finn thus becomes the first American bishop convicted of a criminal offense for mishandling sex-abuse complaints.He's lucky they didn't lay him on the floor and administer a lethal injection.
Judge Torrence sentenced Bishop Finn to two years of probation, suspending thee sentence. If the bishop completes his probation, his conviction will be stricken from the record.
Before sentencing, Bishop Finn offered a simple apology for his role in the case. “I truly regret and am sorry for the hurt these event caused,” he said. Lawyers for the bishop had agreed with prosecutors to forego a jury trial, which was scheduled to begin later this month. Instead they opted for a quick before the judge, allowing for an immediate verdict and sentencing.
A friend viewing the youtube of the pagans boo the reinstatement of God at the DNC and asked a question I think about every once in a while: Where do you think Christ's Mystical Body in terms of Christ's Life?
My very insightful friend thinks we may be heading to the Garden of Gethsemene.
Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee, that in this night before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. Peter saith to him: Yea, though I should die with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner said all the disciples.
I have a tendency to think we're further along than we actually are, but my guess right now is... on the steps with Pilate?
With the exception of Peter who is running to the camp of the enemy and warming himself by their fires, the apostles are running and in hiding. The people are screaming 'crucify Him'.
And the governor answering, said to them: Whether will you of the two to be released unto you? But they said, Barabbas. Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified. The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified. And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made; taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man; look you to it. And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and our children.
Even more fun is trying to guess where we are in the Book of Revelation. My guess is the red horse.
Anyone want to venture their guess?