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6:07 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

We'll talk to Vatican but won't compromise, nuns say

Franciscan Sister Pat Farrell, center, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, at a press conference on Aug. 10, 2012 in St. Louis.
(Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio)

This afternoon group representing roughly 80 percent of American nuns, met in downtown St. Louis to release a statement refuting calls from the Vatican to implement reforms.

The group, called the Leadership Conference of Women Religious has come under criticism from Rome for endorsement of healthcare reform, as well as tacit support for a range of other issues from contraception and same-sex marriage, to women in the priesthood.

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Catholic Church
3:34 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Pope names St. Louis native Cardinal

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, a St. Louis-area native, has been elevated to Cardinal.
(via Flickr/photoactionusa)

Choosing the next Pope in Rome will be among a St. Louis native's new responsibilities when he is elevated to Cardinal next month.  New York's Archbishop, Timothy Dolan, is among 22 new Cardinals being appointed by Pope Benedict XVI.

Dolan grew up in the St. Louis suburb of Ballwin and attended high school at St. Louis Preparatory Seminary South. In the early 90s Dolan became vice rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

He said he is used to the color red.

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Pat Quinn / Abortion-Rights / Catholic Leaders
2:51 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Quinn: Cardinal George, bishops 'made a mistake'

Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Pat Quinn says he thinks Cardinal Francis George and other Catholic leaders "made a mistake" criticizing the governor for agreeing to present an award at a ceremony hosted by an abortion-rights organization.

Quinn on Monday said he wishes George would have contacted him before issuing a statement saying the governor was rewarding those who support "the legal right to kill children in their mothers' wombs." Quinn is to present rape victim Jennie Goodman with an award at a luncheon hosted by Personal PAC, which aims to elect pro-choice candidates.

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Catholic school merger
11:38 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Three St. Louis Catholic schools to merge

The Rev. Bob Evens of Annunciation Parish in Webster (L) and St. Michael the Archangel principal Amie Koenen (R) listen as Archbishop Robert Carlson discusses the creation of Holy Cross Academy.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated at 4:55 to correct grammatical error.

Three Catholic schools in south St. Louis county will be merging into one next school year.

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