St. Stanislaus Kostka http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Judge rules in favor of St. Stanislaus Kostka church http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-rules-favor-st-stanislaus-kostka-church <p><em>Updated 5:26 p.m. with comment, more information.</em></p><p>St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church has won a legal battle with the St. Louis Archdiocese.</p><p>In a ruling handed down this morning a St. Louis circuit judge said the archdiocese has no legitimate claim to the historic Polish church&#39;s property.</p><p>St. Stanislaus has governed its own finances since the late 1800s, but in 2003 the archdiocese asked the church to give up that right.</p><p>Current St. Stanislaus pastor Marek Bozek says the ruling will allow the parish to continue its 120-year tradition.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:11:10 +0000 Maria Altman 3274 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge rules in favor of St. Stanislaus Kostka church Morning headlines: Snow on the way, St. Stanislaus Kostka trial begins, Mo. Baptist Convention executive director resigns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-snow-way-st-stanislaus-kostka-trial-begins-mo-baptist-convention-executive <ul><li><a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Saint+Louis&amp;state=MO&amp;site=LSX&amp;lat=38.636&amp;lon=-90.2443">The National Weather Service </a>has issued a winter weather advisory for the St. Louis region from noon today to noon tomorrow. Snow accumulations of 3-to-6 inches are expected. Meteorologist Laura Kanofsky says the snow could cause problems on the road. The snow should reach the St. Louis metro area by late afternoon or early evening.</li></ul><p>"Because the snow is going to be lighter and fluffier, it's going to blow around a lot easier. And so with some winds picking up behind the system as it departs, some blowing and drifting snow could cause some areas of low visibility."</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/article_3d2a362b-4be6-5935-bd3d-4e4be4015458.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports </a>that the trial to decide the fate of <a href="http://www.stanislauskostka.com/">St. Stanislaus Kostka Church </a>is beginning today. The trial in St. Louis Circuit Court is expected to last about three weeks. The church and <a href="http://archstl.org/">archdiocese</a> have been in conflict since 2004, when the parish board refused a demand by former Archbishop Raymond Burke to follow the same legal and financial rules as other parishes. When the board appointed its own pastor, Burke stripped the church of its standing as a Roman Catholic parish.</li><li><a href="http://www.mobaptist.org/">The Missouri Baptist Convention </a>says its executive director has resigned due to what it calls "immoral behavior with a woman." <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/article_d1aeffa8-1c1a-11e0-aaa9-0017a4a78c22.html">The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday </a>that the Rev. David Tolliver had led the 600,000-member state arm of the Southern Baptist Convention since February 2009. The organization said in a news release Friday that his departure is immediate. Jay Hughes, one of the organization's leaders will fill in as executive director until a permanent replacement is named.</li></ul><p> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:16:43 +0000 Julie Bierach 281 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Snow on the way, St. Stanislaus Kostka trial begins, Mo. Baptist Convention executive director resigns