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Priest Defrocked Over Sexual Abuse Allegation

Rev. LeRoy Valentine has been permanently removed from ministry due to abuse that occurred in the 1970s but only recently came to light.


of Pope Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, who will take the name Pope Francis on March 14, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected as the 267th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (Getty/Dan Kitwood)

New Pope Will Influence World, Not Just Catholics, Says MU Researcher

The electoral process used to select the new pope was very similar to the one used to choose Benedict XVI. However, the circumstances were very different this time.


Paul Ryan (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Paul Ryan’s Dish Washing Is As Fake As Romney/Ryan Budget Math

If you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan’s drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.


Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Sainthood for Archbishop Fulton Sheen?

Now the church begins the arduous, lengthy discernment of whether God may have, in fact, worked a miracle, through the intercession of Fulton Sheen.


Holy Trinity

Local Congregations Gather To Honor Labor

“From the Catholic tradition, it has always been point to try to support organized labor and this is one great way we can do it.”


Cardinal Francis George (Getty/Jeff Haynes)

Cardinal George Remains Upbeat Despite Cancer Diagnosis

Cardinal expects to learn more about his condition next week.



Pastor at St. Louis Basilica Accused of Fondling Girl

Joseph Jiang reportedly had contact with teen on several occasions.


Catholic Nuns (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opinion: Nuns Tour To Protest Ryan Budget

A group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.



St. Louis Archdiocese Calls New Billboards “Anti-Religious Prejudice”

The billboards come from the Freedom From Religion Foundation and they all say the same thing: “Quit the church…put women’s rights over bishops’ wrongs”.


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UPDATE: Stopping Sexual Abuse by Clergy

We are now screening every adult who has any kind of contact with children.





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