Catholic http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Has Fewer Catholics But Does That Signal Decline? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-has-fewer-catholics-does-signal-decline <p>Institutional religions are losing members to those who claim to be “unaffiliated,” people who are often religious or spiritual in some way but don’t belong to an institution. Nearly one in five of U.S. adults are “unaffiliated” <a href="http://www.pewforum.org/2012/10/09/nones-on-the-rise/" target="_blank">according to the Pew Research Center</a>.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:50:21 +0000 Kyle Jacoby 37694 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Has Fewer Catholics But Does That Signal Decline? Discussion: The Papacy Of Pope Francis And His Impact On The Catholic Church http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-papacy-pope-francis-and-his-impact-catholic-church <p></p><p>In the 11 months since Pope Francis began his papacy, he has gained widespread approval and a reputation for shaking things up.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:03:30 +0000 Camille Phillips 33664 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: The Papacy Of Pope Francis And His Impact On The Catholic Church Sister Harriet Padberg: Pioneer In Music Therapy, Longtime Teacher http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sister-harriet-padberg-pioneer-music-therapy-longtime-teacher <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sister Harriet Ann </span>Padberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a gifted musician and composer, who spent the last 40 years of her long life advocating music as a therapeutic way of improving the lives of people with physical and mental disabilities, found joy listening to Mozart’s music in her last hour. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p>The lifelong St. Louisan died Jan. 2 of complications after a fall and hip break. She was 91.</p><p>“We were playing Mozart, she loved Mozart, it was very peaceful,” her sister Peggy Padberg McGarry, of Houston, said.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 03:16:41 +0000 Patricia Rice 32795 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sister Harriet Padberg: Pioneer In Music Therapy, Longtime Teacher Vatican Reorganizes Congregation For Bishops; Burke And Rigali Not Reappointed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/vatican-reorganizes-congregation-bishops-burke-and-rigali-not-reappointed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday two former St. Louis archbishops, Cardinal Raymond Burke and Cardinal Justin F. </span>Rigali, <span style="line-height: 1.5;">lost their posts on the Congregation for Bishops. This powerful Vatican committee nominates priests to be bishops worldwide. It meets on alternate Thursdays in Rome.</span></p><p>While Rigali's removal is not unexpected since he is retired with the title Philadelphia archbishop emeritus, the Burke move is dramatic.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:59:29 +0000 Patricia Rice 32290 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Vatican Reorganizes Congregation For Bishops; Burke And Rigali Not Reappointed Despite Declining Enrollment, Seven South City Catholic Schools Will Remain Open http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-declining-enrollment-seven-south-city-catholic-schools-will-remain-open <p>While two Catholic grade schools will close in south St. Louis next fall, seven other parishes confirmed today that their schools will remain open.</p><p>All nine schools are members of the South City Collaboration, a coalition of parishes working together on challenges in their schools like declining enrollment, financial difficulties and the shifting population of south St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:58:37 +0000 Kate Essig 31301 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite Declining Enrollment, Seven South City Catholic Schools Will Remain Open Settlement Houses Then And Now: Fulfilling The Needs Of Their Community http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/settlement-houses-then-and-now-fulfilling-needs-their-community <p>When settlement houses were founded in the United States in the late 19th century, the idea was for educated middle-class or upper-class individuals to settle in impoverished areas, and through their influence and resources help lift their neighbors out of poverty.</p><p>Perhaps the most famous American Settlement House was Chicago's&nbsp; Hull House, founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Star in 1889.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:31:43 +0000 Camille Phillips 28351 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Settlement Houses Then And Now: Fulfilling The Needs Of Their Community Local Reaction To Pope Francis, New Leader Of The Roman Catholic Church http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-reaction-pope-francis-new-leader-roman-catholic-church <p>The new pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is the first-ever Jesuit pope and the first non-European pope of the modern era.&nbsp; He is the first to adopt the name Francis.</p><p>Pope Francis now leads the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.</p><p>Host Don Marsh spoke with a variety of guests to talk about the meaning behind Pope Francis’ selection and about some of the major controversial issues within the Church, including clergy sexual abuse, the role of women and same sex marriage.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:32:07 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 25304 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local Reaction To Pope Francis, New Leader Of The Roman Catholic Church Habemus Papam: St. Louis Reacts To News Of New Pope http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/habemus-papam-st-louis-reacts-news-new-pope <p>The head of the Archdiocese of St. Louis says he is "delighted" with the selection of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio&nbsp;as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church.</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q04URbhvYdo&amp;feature=player_embedded#!">White smoke from the Sistine Chapel</a>&nbsp; announced the selection of a new pope &nbsp;just about 1 p.m. local time. Bergoglio's&nbsp;name <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUlENBnjbtI">was revealed</a> about an hour later.&nbsp;Until today, he was the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:48:37 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 10174 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Habemus Papam: St. Louis Reacts To News Of New Pope Pope Benedict XVI Is Resigning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pope-benedict-xvi-resigning <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exSZqcQ3YZw</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:00:37 +0000 Mark Memmott 9176 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pope Benedict XVI Is Resigning The Intersection of Religion & Politics: The Catholic Perspective http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/intersection-religion-politics-catholic-perspective <p>The economy is identified as the top concern and voting issue in this presidential election.&nbsp; There is, however, a strong and sometimes overriding religious subtext on such issues as abortion, contraception, and same sex marriage.&nbsp; In advance of an upcoming lecture at Fontbonne University on <a href="http://www.fontbonne.edu/news/article/4174/">“Faithful Citizenship: A Forum on Religion and Public Life,”</a> host Don Marsh talks with some of the panelists about the intersection of politics and religion, engaging in a broad discussion though approaching it from the Catholic perspec Tue, 02 Oct 2012 18:03:23 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 4927 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Intersection of Religion & Politics: The Catholic Perspective