Pope Francis to Address U.S. Congress at 9 a.m.CNN correspondent John Allen says Pope Francis is making a point to not serve one political party in particular.
SNAP Dissatisfied with Pope on Abuse CrisisLocal clergy abuse survivors aren’t happy with what they are hearing from Pope Francis so far during his visit to the United States.
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.
Newly Signed Legislation to Expand Access to Food Stamps in IllinoisNewly signed legislation will expand access to food stamps in Illinois.
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.
Minn. Archbishop Escapes Criminal Charges by ResignationMinn., Archbishop John Nienstedt resigned, after criminal charges, SNAP asks how that can be allowed.
Pope Warns Bishops to Deal with Accused PriestsThe Pope has created a new Vatican tribunal to hear cases of bishops who fail to protect children from abusive priests.
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.
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.
Bill Would Impose Restrictions on Welfare Programs TANF, SNAPThe bill would reduce the lifetime limit a person can be on TANF from five years to two. Sen. David Sater said that would encourage TANF members to hold a job and be able to be independent from the government sooner.
Missouri Lawmaker: No Energy Drinks with Food AssistanceDemocratic state Rep. Keith English of Florissant filed legislation recently to prevent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds from buying the drinks.