St. Louis, Mo. – The acting leader of the St. Louis Archdiocese is expressing a willingness to mediate with those who have filed sexual abuse lawsuits involving Roman Catholic priests.
The decision was announced today by the Most Reverend Joseph Naumann. Archdiocese officials say discussions about mediation began under Justin Rigali, who left St. Louis for Philadelphia last month and is now a Cardinal.
Missouri and Illinois are in the midst of a subtle but growing national health care crisis. A severe shortage of primary care physicians is contributing to an overall poor state of health for thousands of people.
The problem is rooted in a lack of access to doctors, the cost of practicing medicine and negative perceptions of primary care among students preparing to enter the medical profession.
Kansas City, MO – A jury in Kansas City will be asked to decide whether a maker of aircraft parts was to blame for the death of Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan. He was killed in a plane crash in 2000.
His widow, Jean Carnahan, is one of the plaintiffs in the wrongful-death lawsuit, which contends the crash resulted from failure of vacuum pumps designed and made by a Cleveland-based Parker-Hannifin Corporation.