Missouri Pastor Pleas Guilty to Fraud, Wants to Take it BackA Missouri pastor was sentenced to seven years in federal prison after admitting he bilked $3.3 million from at least 18 mostly elderly investors.
Pope Francis Warns U.S. Bishops Against `Divisive' LanguagePope Francis told U.S. bishops on Wednesday they should avoid ``harsh and divisive'' language and create a church with the warmth of a ``family fire'' as he laid out a vision for American Catholicism far from the defensive stands on social issues that have put church leaders at the center of the culture wars.
Illinois Group to Nominate Charleston S.C. Church for Peace PrizeThe township is made up of 17 municipalities in suburbs south of Chicago
Pope Francis Allows Priests to Forgive AbortionsThe St. Louis Archdiocese says the Pope’s new move to allow all priests the right to grant forgiveness to women who have had an abortion, is not new.
Dylann Roof Inspired by Conservative Council Founded in St. CharlesThe Council of Conservative Citizens was founded in 1989 in St. Louis, and the church shooter mentions the group in his online essay before the shooting.
Fitch: Still No Solution to Gun LawsFormer St. Louis Police Chief Tim Fitch says Charleston, S.C.'s gun laws are similar to ours in St. Louis.
Sour Note: Minister Carjacked, Cars Burglarized During Choir PracticeWoman, two men take minister's vehicle at gunpoint.
Study Finds Reasons Catholics Have Left the ChurchThree-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.
Illinois Women Charged with Cooking Meth in ChurchSouthern Illinois authorities have charged two women with cooking methamphetamine in a rural Hillsboro church.
5 Tips For Budget Travel To ItalyTraveling to Italy is a wonderful but expensive adventure. Make the most of your money with these five budget tips.
Church Conducts Services in Local BarEvery Wednesday night, Joy Lutheran Church of Weldon Spring conducts services at Brewskeez Bar in O'Fallon, Mo.
Westboro Grandson Leaves Church; Says He Was BrainwashedZach says he was protesting as young as 3 years old. He would hold up signs that said things like "God Hates Fags", but now he holds signs that say "God Loves You".

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