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A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Vatican’s Seemingly New Openness Toward Gays Welcomed by Local LGBT Catholics

Local gay and lesbian Catholics say there’s a stunning new tone coming from bishops concerning homosexuals during the Vatican Synod of Bishops meeting on the family now underway in Rome.

10/15/2014

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Study Finds Reasons Catholics Have Left the Church

Three-fourths of the nearly 600 inactive Catholics polled in the Springfield Diocese say they left or drifted away from the church because of differences over doctrinal issues.

09/23/2014

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St. Louis Religious Leaders Unify for Peace In Middle East

Archbishop Carlson & others ask for prayer on Sunday, to go along with big meeting at The Vatican

06/07/2014

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Charges Dropped Against St. Louis Priest Accused of Molestation

Supporters of Reverend Joseph Jiang want his name cleared but members of SNAP are calling for more witnesses to come forward.

11/22/2013

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Dolan: Pope Francis Bringing More People to Catholicism

“I can’t walk down the streets of our beloved New York without people coming up to me and saying ‘thanks for Pope Francis, you guys did a good job, we love him'”

11/14/2013

A man (C) walks among debris of destroyed houses in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. One of the strongest typhoons on record killed more than 100 people as savage winds and giant waves flattened communities across the Philippines, authorities said on November 9 while corpses lay amid the devastation. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Local Lutherans, Catholic Archdiocese Sending Aid to Philippines

St. Louis-based Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has already sent $150,000 to the Lutheran Church in the Philippines to provide immediate assistance.

11/13/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York (R) and St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson greet friends following the funeral of former St. Louis Cardinals and National Baseball Hall of Fame member Stan Musial at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis on January 26, 2013. Musial died at the age of 92 on January 19. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Archbishop to Testify in Priest Abuse Case

The case involves a longtime Carlson associate, Father Joseph Jiang, is accused of molesting an underage girl and attempted witness tampering.

09/18/2013

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Local Bishop Sending Aid to Syrian Refugees

Bishop Robert Shaheen, based at St. Raymond’s Cathedral near downtown, says the refugee crisis in Lebanon is big and growing larger by the day.

09/10/2013

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St. Stanislaus Considers Joining Mo. Episcopal Diocese

“We would not need to switch to the Anglican services or take on any Anglican tradition. We would be permitted to function as we have functioned over the last 120 years”

09/04/2013

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SLU Starts Pilot Program for High School Sports Medicine

Saint Louis University and Saint Louis University Hospital have started a three-year pilot program with the Archdiocese of St. Louis, St. Mary’s High School, and Bishop DuBourg High.

08/20/2013

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