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Archbishop Carlson: Christ 'welcomes and challenges' those wrestling with gender identity

Aug 7, 2020

Christ draws close with love and compassion, as well as a challenge, for people who experience discord between their gender... Read more

The moon over the Apotheosis of St. Louis statue of King Louis IX of France, namesake of St. Louis, Missouri in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri.

‘A life modeled after Christ’: St. Louis archdiocese defends namesake’s statue

Jun 29, 2020

The Archdiocese of St. Louis on Sunday released a statement defending the city’s namesake, amid calls from activists to tear... Read more

Apotheosis of St. Louis, designed by Charles Henry Niehaus.

Catholic priest among defenders of St Louis statue

Jun 27, 2020

Fr. Stephen Schumacher, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, was among the defenders of a prominent statue of... Read more

Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski at the tomb of St. Peter during an ad limina visit Nov. 7, 2019.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to lead St. Louis archdiocese

Jun 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appointed Wednesday Bishop Mitchell Rozanski to lead the Metropolitan Archdiocese of St. Louis.  Read more

Coronavirus hits priests’ retirement home in Missouri

Apr 21, 2020

Several priests located at a retirement home in Missouri have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, but those who have been... Read more

A 'wealth' of resources available to St Louis women with unexpected pregnancies

Jul 18, 2019

By Mary Farrow

With a law banning abortions after roughly eight weeks of pregnancy and one remaining abortion clinic whose licensure is being... Read more

American flag and Church.

Federal judge strikes down St. Louis abortion law as unconstitutional

Oct 5, 2018

A federal judge ruled Sept. 30 that a St. Louis ordinance banning discrimination based on reproductive health decisions violates both... Read more

Archbishop Robert Carlson.

St. Louis archdiocese invites attorney general to review files

Aug 23, 2018

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has invited the Missouri attorney general’s office to conduct an inspection of its files related to... Read more

Activist group apologizes to priest after lawsuit dismissed

Nov 27, 2017

By Mary Farrow

An advocacy group has issued an apology to a St. Louis priest for "any false or inaccurate statements" regarding allegations... Read more

Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis.

St Louis archbishop foresees dire effects of proposed abortion law

Jan 12, 2017

Giving civil rights protection to abortion would undermine respect for life and threaten the religious freedom of Catholic institutions, the... Read more

Opening Mass for the synod of bishops on the family Oct. 8, 2015.

Bishop Edward Rice 'humbled' to be new head of Missouri diocese

Apr 26, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Bishop Edward M. Rice of St. Louis has been tapped by Pope Francis to... Read more

A relief volunteer surveys flood damage in Missouri.

St Louis archbishop offers prayers, donations for Missouri flood victims

Jan 8, 2016

By Hillary Mast

A massive cleanup is left for those whose homes were in the path of one of the worst floods in... Read more

A crucifix in Rome's Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastavere.

Exorcisms for entertainment? Terrible idea, St Louis archdiocese tells cable network

Oct 30, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

A television show’s promise of a live exorcism rite is more dangerous than it thinks, the St. Louis archdiocese warned... Read more

Brett Haubrich with Archbishop Carlson of St. Louis.

Young boy lives dream of 'being a priest' for a day

Apr 9, 2015

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and the Make-A-Wish Foundation helped one young boy to live his dream by experiencing, in part,... Read more

Parishioners from Bl Teresa of Calcutta parish in Ferguson, Mo., gathered for a prayer vigil for peace after the killing of Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Calls for peace abound after shooting of Missouri teenager

Aug 16, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Amid protests and heavy police action following the shooting of the teenaged Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., political and faith... Read more