Catholic http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 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 We'll talk to Vatican but won't compromise, nuns say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/well-talk-vatican-wont-compromise-nuns-say <p>This afternoon group representing roughly 80 percent of American nuns, met in downtown St. Louis to release a statement refuting calls from the Vatican to implement reforms.</p><p>The group, called the Leadership Conference of Women Religious has come under criticism from Rome for endorsement of healthcare reform, as well as tacit support for a range of other issues from contraception and same-sex marriage, to women in the priesthood.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 23:07:34 +0000 Adam Allington 4300 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org We'll talk to Vatican but won't compromise, nuns say Pope names St. Louis native Cardinal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pope-names-st-louis-native-cardinal <p>Choosing the next Pope in Rome will be among a St. Louis native&#39;s new responsibilities when he is elevated to Cardinal next month. &nbsp;New York&#39;s Archbishop, Timothy Dolan, is among 22 new Cardinals being appointed by Pope Benedict XVI.</p><p>Dolan grew up in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin and attended high school at St. Louis Preparatory Seminary South. In the early 90s Dolan became vice rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.</p><p>He said he is used to the color red.</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 21:34:40 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2810 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pope names St. Louis native Cardinal Quinn: Cardinal George, bishops 'made a mistake' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-cardinal-george-bishops-made-mistake <p>Pat Quinn says he thinks Cardinal Francis George and other Catholic leaders &quot;made a mistake&quot; criticizing the governor for agreeing to present an award at a ceremony hosted by an abortion-rights organization.</p><p>Quinn on Monday said he wishes George would have contacted him before issuing a statement saying the governor was rewarding those who support &quot;the legal right to kill children in their mothers&#39; wombs.&quot; Quinn is to present rape victim Jennie Goodman with an award at a luncheon hosted by Personal PAC, which aims to elect pro-choice candidates.</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 20:51:16 +0000 The Associated Press 2422 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn: Cardinal George, bishops 'made a mistake' Three St. Louis Catholic schools to merge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/three-st-louis-catholic-schools-merge <p><em>Updated at 4:55 to correct grammatical error.</em></p><p>Three Catholic schools in south St. Louis county will be merging into one next school year.</p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:38:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2215 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Three St. Louis Catholic schools to merge