Robert Carlson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 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 Archbishop presents future plans for St. Louis Catholic schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/archbishop-presents-future-plans-st-louis-catholic-schools <p><em><span class="small"><a href="http://www.stlbeacon.org/issues-politics/95-Education/109118-catholic-schools-plot-big-changes-by-2018-">Reporting</a> from the The St. Louis Beacon&#39;s Dale Singer used in this report.</span></em></p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 19:19:58 +0000 St. Louis Beacon & Kelsey Proud 808 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Archbishop presents future plans for St. Louis Catholic schools Morning headlines: Several injured in MetroLink crash, Mo and Il Democrats vote for START, St. Louis Archbishop seeks to improve Catholic schools http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-several-injured-metrolink-crash-mo-and-il-democrats-vote-start-st-louis <ul><li><a href="http://www.metrostlouis.org/Default.aspx">MetroLink</a> is running regular service this morning across both tracks at the scene of an accident that happened yesterday in Pagedale. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_9a2e6a92-395b-534f-90dc-6c2a1093627d.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>that several injuries were reported after a MetroLink light rail train hit a tow truck stalled at a crossing. The eastbound train struck the flatbed truck around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Passengers reported seeing at least five people being taken to hospitals by ambulance. Metro spokeswoman Dianne Williams said she was told the injuries did not appear to be serious. The tow truck was unoccupied. Investigators are trying to figure out why it stalled on the tracks.</li><li><a href="http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/140035.pdf">The new arms control treaty with Russia </a>approved by the Senate Wednesday had the support of Democrats in the Missouri and Illinois delegations, but not the Republicans. The treaty would cap nuclear warheads for both countries and resume on-site inspections that expired a year ago. <a href="http://mccaskill.senate.gov/">Claire McCaskill </a>of Missouri joined <a href="http://durbin.senate.gov/">Dick Durbin </a>of Illinois in voting for the <a href="http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/140035.pdf">START treaty</a>, which she calls critical to the national security of the United States. <a href="http://bond.senate.gov/public/">Republican Senator Kit Bond </a>of Missouri did not cast a vote on the treaty, while <a href="http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/vacancies_pr.html?pr=house&amp;vid=35">Mark Kirk </a>of Illinois voted no.</li></ul><blockquote><p>"The relationship with Russia is key in terms of us getting the missile defense systems in place that can check Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, if in fact they decide that they will either utilize the nuclear weapons they have, the case in Pakistan, or continue to move towards nuclear capability, in the case of North Korea and Iran." - Sen. Claire McCaskill</p></blockquote><ul><li><a href="http://archstl.org/archstl/page/archbishop-robert-j-carlson">St. Archbishop Robert Carlson </a>is continuing work on what he has called his top priority - improving Catholic schools in the region. <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/article_d357deec-92de-5558-8988-35906edbd828.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>that for the past year, Carlson has been meeting with parents, teachers, pastors and national experts. The goal is to develop strategies to improve Catholic education in the St. Louis Archdiocese, where enrollment in its 11 counties has been steadily declining for four decades. The newspaper says Carlson is positioning <a href="http://archstl.org/">the St. Louis Archdiocese </a>to follow the lead of other large Catholic school systems that have restructured to stop the loss of students.</li></ul><blockquote><p>"We don't have to sit by and let this happen. Let's grow this system again." - Archbishop Robert Carlson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:27:24 +0000 Julie Bierach 179 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Several injured in MetroLink crash, Mo and Il Democrats vote for START, St. Louis Archbishop seeks to improve Catholic schools