Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

Aine O'Connor | St. Louis Public Radio

What’s the big deal with the organ these days? It’s big, bulky and often associated with boring church music or, worse, funeral homes. That’s not the full story, according to organist Paul Jacobs, the first and only person to win a Grammy for his organ-playing. He’s trying to change the organ’s perception by teaming up with local favorite, famed soprano Christine Brewer for a new CD and tour.

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An associate pastor at St. Louis' Cathedral Basilica is on administrative leave after being accused of fondling a teenage girl.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rev. Xiuhui "Joseph" Jiang is charged with first-degree child endangerment.

Court documents allege that Jiang repeatedly had sexual contact with a girl younger than 17.

The girl told police he fondled her as a priest and family friend on four different occasions this year in Old Monroe.

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A former organist at Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis has been charged with federal theft and forgery in relation to the St. Louis Cathedral Choir.

According to a probable cause statement provided by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office on its website, Maximilian Tenney, 33, is charged with the following: