Bishop Edward Braxton

File photo of a Bishop holding a cross while leading mass. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

SNAP Calls Out Local “Bishop of Bling”

SNAP’s David Clohessy says Bishop Edward Braxton has spent a small fortune renovating his home and taking trips to Africa.


Belleville Diocese

Mount Carmel Priest Bounced for Ad-Libbing

Rev. Bill Rowe is now considered retired and must leave the rectory at St. Mary Parish.


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Belleville Diocese Ponders Church Closures

Loss in population is to blame. No decisions will reportedly be made until 2013.


Illinois Supreme Court

Belleville Diocese To Pay Abused Altar Boy $6 Million

Belleville, IL (KMOX)–After a nearly decade long legal battle, the Belleville Diocese has now agreed to pay more than six million dollars to a former altar boy who was abused in the seventies.   James Wisniewski of […]


Barbara Dorris and David Clohessy of SNAP.

Belleville Diocese’s $5 mil. Judgement Appeal Fails

The Mount Vernon-based 5th District Appellate Court, in a 2-1 ruling made public Thursday, rejected the Diocese of Belleville’s challenge of a 2008 verdict favoring James Wisniewski of Champaign.