Updated 5:26 p.m. with comment, more information.
St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church has won a legal battle with the St. Louis Archdiocese.
In a ruling handed down this morning a St. Louis circuit judge said the archdiocese has no legitimate claim to the historic Polish church's property.
St. Stanislaus has governed its own finances since the late 1800s, but in 2003 the archdiocese asked the church to give up that right.
Current St. Stanislaus pastor Marek Bozek says the ruling will allow the parish to continue its 120-year tradition.