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Defrocked St. Louis Priest Sent to Prison for Molestation Being Released

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, is calling on Archbishop Robert Carlson to warn the flock about Gary Wolken, now 48, who is scheduled for release Feb. 23 from the Bonne Terre prison.

02/17/2015

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Pastor Otis Woodard Dies

Advocate for homeless and hungry in St. Louis area was 78

02/14/2015

Pope Francis greets looks on as he arrives in Isernia, southern Italy, on July 5, 2014 during a one day visit in the Molise region. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Pope Francis: Catholics Don’t Have to Breed ‘Like Rabbits’

A local Catholic deacon attempts to explain new comments from Pope Francis about birth control and family planning.

01/21/2015

Cardinal Leo Raymond Burke walks on St Peter's square after a cardinals' meeting on the eve of the start of a conclave on March 11, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Burke Argues Catholic Church Has Become Too Feminized

A “feminized” church and altar girls is part of the cause for today’s clergy shortage in the Catholic church, according to former St. Louis Archbishop Cardinal Raymond Burke.

01/08/2015

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Parents Claim Teacher Wouldn’t Allow Son To Read Bible In Class

The parents of 12-year-old Loyal Grandstaff claim their seventh-grader’s fundamental rights were violated when a teacher told him to stop reading the Bible in class.

01/06/2015

The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere -- and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired -- was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

POLL: Police Killings of Unarmed Blacks Top Story of 2014

The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere – and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired – was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

12/22/2014

Members of Sons of Thunder Biker Church at the VFW in Fairview Heights, IL (Megan Lynch/KMOX)

They Live to Ride and Ride to Church

“And now I can go to church too and not feel like a misfit.”

12/22/2014

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Hallmark Stops Gift Wrap After Swastika Complaint

Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed a blue and silver roll of gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.

12/09/2014

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Christmas-Themed Atheist Billboard Raises Eyebrows

The billboard shows a girl wearing a Santa hat writing a letter to Santa that says, “Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is to skip church. I’m too old for fairy tales.”

12/08/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 26:  Michael Brown Sr (C), father of Michael Brown Jr, attends a press conference on the eve of Thanksgiving to pray and address the events of the last few days regarding the grand jury verdict of police officer Darren Wilson on November 26, 2014 in New York City.  Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin Family Welcomes Michael Brown Sr.

Father of teen slain in Ferguson attends Florida prayer vigil

11/29/2014

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