Archdiocese of St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 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 Archdiocese of St. Louis reaching out to potential victims of long-dead priest http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/archdiocese-st-louis-reaching-out-potential-victims-long-dead-priest <p>The <a href="http://archstl.org/">Archdiocese of St. Louis</a> is taking the unusual step of reaching out to potential victims of an allegedly sexually abusive priest who has been dead for nearly a half-century.</p><p>The Rev. John Wieberg was ordained in 1918 and served at parishes in Advance, Charleston and Arcadia in southern Missouri, and Josephville in St. Charles County, through 1961. He died in 1963.</p><p>The archdiocese says several people came forward with abuse allegations against Wieberg that have been deemed credible by an archdiocesan review board.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:31:14 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 766 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Archdiocese of St. Louis reaching out to potential victims of long-dead priest 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