Vatican

A participant holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Vatican’s Seemingly New Openness Toward Gays Welcomed by Local LGBT Catholics

Local gay and lesbian Catholics say there’s a stunning new tone coming from bishops concerning homosexuals during the Vatican Synod of Bishops meeting on the family now underway in Rome.

10/15/2014

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he holds Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square on April 20, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis is attending the Holy Week for his second time as a Pontiff. (Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Why is Pope Francis Canceling Public Appearances?

The Vatican has announced Pope Francis has cancelled all of his public appearances in July, prompting new papal health rumors.

06/19/2014

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Pope Francis: “Who Am I to Judge” Gay Clergy

His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, authored a document that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests.

07/29/2013

United Nations

Local Clergy Abuse Survivor Testifies Before the United Nations

David Clohessy, a clergy abuse survivor, claims the Vatican has violated a treaty pledge to protect the rights of children.

06/18/2013

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Catholic Supply Store Sees Papal Sales Boost

Lara Traina at Catholic Supply in south St. Louis said they are taking tons of pre-orders for items that are on their way.

03/19/2013

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SNAP Announces Their Top Choices for Pope

“The common link among these three men is their courage,” clergy abuse survivor Barbara Dorris said.

03/08/2013

Pope Benedict XVI Holds Concistory

As The Vatican Transitions, Many St. Louisans Are Involving

“Maybe a Pope who is a little bit younger, I think would be a great fit,” St. Louisan John Walter said.

02/26/2013

File photo of a Catholic nun (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

US Nuns Consider Response To Vatican Censure

At a pivotal national meeting, members of the largest group for American nuns have been weighing whether they should accept or challenge a Vatican order to reform.

08/10/2012

Greg Burke (photo courtesy:Fox News)

St. Louis Native Lands Vatican Post

Journalist Greg Burke picked for high-ranking Roman Catholic communications job.

06/23/2012

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Dolan Ascends To Rank Of Cardinal This Weekend

Hundreds of family, friends are in Vatican City for Saturday’s ceremony.

02/17/2012

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