Police: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Connection with Church ArsonsEarly last Thursday morning, the rectory of St. Joseph’s Shrine was set ablaze - the seventh church in the north St. Louis-area in two weeks.
7th Church in 2 Weeks Scorched in St. LouisJenkerson said the fire was "methodical" because the rectory front door does not have cameras, and the church does.
Reverend of Damaged St. Louis Church Unsure of MotiveReverend Roderick Burton is pastor of the first church of four churches that have been damaged by fire since October 8.
4 Churches Damaged By Fire in North St. LouisIn the past week four different churches in North St. Louis City and County have been damaged by a fire.
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.