Archdiocese of St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Archdiocese, Plaintiff Reach Settlement In Case Of Doe Vs. Ross http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-archdiocese-plaintiff-reach-settlement-case-doe-vs-ross <p><em>Updated with comments from the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, additional information about pending civil cases.</em></p><p>The Archdiocese of St. Louis settled a civil case Monday in which a young woman accused a former priest of raping her – and the archdiocese of putting her and other children at risk by moving the priest from parish to parish.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jury selection was scheduled to get underway Monday morning in the case of Jane Doe 92 vs. Ross. The terms of the settlement are confidential.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37829 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Archdiocese, Plaintiff Reach Settlement In Case Of Doe Vs. Ross What Was At Stake: St. Louis Archdiocese Settles Sex Abuse Case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-was-stake-st-louis-archdiocese-settles-sex-abuse-case <p><strong>UPDATE: July 7, 9:30 a.m.</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Archdiocese&nbsp;announced this morning that it had settled a civil lawsuit in the case of Doe Vs. Ross.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The case was set to go to court this morning starting with jury selection. But the Archdiocese called a press conference to announce the settlement.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The terms of the settlement are confidential.&nbsp;</span></p><p><em>For more on the background of what was at stake in Doe vs. Ross, read below:</em></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:27:16 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 37765 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Was At Stake: St. Louis Archdiocese Settles Sex Abuse Case Why Is St. Louis Named After A French King Who Was Born 800 Years Ago? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-st-louis-named-after-french-king-who-was-born-800-years-ago <p>How did a French king born in 1214 become the namesake of a city founded in the heart of the Americas 550 years later? The answer is woven into the fabric of St. Louis’ identity even now, as we celebrate the 250<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the city’s founding.</p><p>Friday marks the 800<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the birth of the city’s namesake: Louis IX, the only French king to become a saint.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:41:00 +0000 Camille Phillips 35503 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Is St. Louis Named After A French King Who Was Born 800 Years Ago? New Superintendent of Catholic Education Talks Enrollment, Diversity, Student Vouchers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-superintendent-catholic-education-talks-enrollment-diversity-student-vouchers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Catholic education has deep roots in St. Louis, but some schools have struggled amid shrinking enrollment.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced last month that it had selected Kurt Nelson as the new Superintendent of Catholic Education.&nbsp; Since 2006, Nelson has served the president of Aquinas Catholic Schools in La Crosse, Wis. &nbsp;He will take over as the head of Catholic schools in St. Louis on July, 1.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He replaces George Henry, who held the job since 1995.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:33:08 +0000 Tim Lloyd 34920 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Superintendent of Catholic Education Talks Enrollment, Diversity, Student Vouchers Why Do Fish Fries Catch All Kinds Of St. Louis Fans? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-do-fish-fries-catch-all-kinds-st-louis-fans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The origin of eating fish on Fridays goes back a long way in the Catholic Church, but the origin of the tradition is disputed.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some say it’s a form of personal sacrifice meant to remember the death of Jesus. Others say it was the result of an </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">8</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century papal decree to help the Italian fishermen.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:37:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 34720 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Do Fish Fries Catch All Kinds Of St. Louis Fans? St. Louis Archdiocese Must Release Abusers' Names http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-archdiocese-must-release-abusers-names <p><strong>Latest development, Feb 5, 2014:</strong></p><p>Missouri's Supreme Court has ordered the Archdiocese of St. Louis to give the names of priests and other church employees credibly accused of sexually abusing minors to a plaintiff in a lawsuit.</p><p>Shortly after the court's two-line order yesterday, the Archdiocese turned over the list of 240 complaints made against 115 priests and employees since 1986. A court order keeps the names of the accused and the victims sealed to the public.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:09:17 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 32918 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Archdiocese Must Release Abusers' Names Judge Orders Archdiocese To Release Records http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-orders-archdiocese-release-records <p><strong>Updated Jan. 13, 2014:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legal back-and-forth over the release of the names to the plaintiff continues. The state Supreme Court today <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/199455383/Doe-vs-Ross-Supreme-Court-of-Missouri">blocked the Archdiocese</a> from having to comply with Dierker’s order until further notice.</span></p><p><strong>Updated Jan. 10, 2014:</strong></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Joseph Leahy & Maria Altman 32679 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge Orders Archdiocese To Release Records St. Louis Catholic institutions file birth control suits http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-catholic-institutions-file-birth-control-suits <p><strong>Updated 5:10 p.m.</strong></p><p>The Archdiocese of St. Louis and Catholic&nbsp;Charities of St. Louis are among dozens of Roman Catholic&nbsp;institutions suing the Obama administration over a mandate that&nbsp;most employers provide birth control coverage.</p><p>The archdiocese and Catholic Charities <a href="http://archstl.org/liberty/page/lawsuit-information-0">filed suit Monday</a> in U.S.&nbsp;District Court in St. Louis. The other suits from around the&nbsp;country <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76570.html">were also filed Monday</a>.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 18:33:09 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 3750 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Catholic institutions file birth control suits 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 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