Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese Settles Claims for $200,000The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a lawsuit over a parent's claims that a pedophile priest took obscene photos of her two minor daughters.
Missouri Advocate Alleging Priest Abuse Gets $40,000David Clohessy said Thursday that the diocese wrote him a check after he asked for $200,000 for therapy and medical expenses. Clohessy says he agreed not to take legal action against the diocese.
Priest Sues Accuser After Sex Abuse Charges DroppedA St. Louis priest who was accused of sexually abusing a boy in a Catholic school bathroom before the charges were dropped earlier this month is suing the alleged victim's parents, police and a victim's rights group.
Survivors Group Asks Archbishop To Be Careful With JiangThe survivors group SNAP is calling for the Archbishop to be careful with Jiang.
Child Abuse Charges Dropped Against St. Louis PriestThe St. Louis circuit attorney's office has dismissed charges against a priest accused of sexually abusing a boy in a Catholic school bathroom, but it left open the possibility that it could refile the charges in the future.
Former Granite City Priest Ousted Following Abuse AllegationsSpringfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki has removed Father Robert "Bud" DeGrand as pastor of four central Illinois parishes following a credible abuse allegation from 30 years ago.
St. Louis Archdiocese Must Turn in Sex Abuse Claims RecordsA judge says the St. Louis archdiocese must turn over internal records on sexual abuse allegations spanning two decades as part of a civil lawsuit.
Defrocked St. Louis Priest Sent to Prison for Molestation Being ReleasedThe Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, is calling on Archbishop Robert Carlson to warn the flock about Gary Wolken, now 48, who is scheduled for release Feb. 23 from the Bonne Terre prison.
St. Louis Priest Charged with Child Sex CrimesRev. Joseph Jiang is accused of twice forcing oral sex in a Catholic school bathroom on a male victim under 14.
Mysterious Priest Comes Out Of Nowhere To Help Accident VictimFirst responders in northeast Missouri struggled to extricate a young woman from a serious car wreck until a mysterious priest arrived and helped calm rescuers and the victim. The woman's friends and family now want to know: Who was that mysterious clergyman?
St. Louis Priest Indicted On Federal Child Porn ChargesA federal grand jury returned an indictment Wedneday charging Father William F. Vatterott of St. Louis with possession of child pornography.
Abuse Case Announced In Southern Mo. Catholic Diocese Alleged abuse occurred in the 1960's.