David Clohessy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. appeals court rules Catholic church not responsible for some abuse http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-appeals-court-rules-catholic-church-not-responsible-some-abuse <p>In<a href="https://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=47627"> a ruling</a> that advocates for victims of abusive priests are calling &quot;terrible,&quot; a Missouri appeals court today upheld a 2010 trial court ruling that the Archdiocese of St. Louis cannot be held responsible for a priest who sexually abused a young parishioner because the abuse happened off of church property.</p><p>An attorney for the victim, Ken&nbsp;Chackes, says Missouri is one of a few states that requires such a high bar&nbsp;to hold church officials responsible.</p> Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:51:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1576 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. appeals court rules Catholic church not responsible for some abuse