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A bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Louis.

Judge throws out Missouri lawsuit that challenged abortion ban on religious grounds

Jun 18, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

A coalition of more than a dozen Missouri religious leaders, including Jews, Christians, and Unitarian Universalists, filed the lawsuit in... Read more

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signs a bill in 2020.

Missouri governor denies clemency to death row inmate despite Catholic protests

Apr 9, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic bishops of Missouri had strongly urged the faithful to contact Gov. Mike Parson and ask him to stay... Read more


Missouri, Mississippi lawmakers attempting to block pro-abortion initiatives

Feb 1, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Republican lawmakers in Mississippi and Missouri are attempting to mitigate proposed pro-abortion initiatives in favor of the strong pro-life laws... Read more


Missouri priest found guilty of sexual solicitation during confession

Jan 8, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Father Ignazio Medina is now barred from celebrating Mass, hearing confessions, and holding any office in the Church. Read more

Mass at SEEK23.

Catholics prepare to converge in St. Louis for SEEK24: Here’s what to expect

Dec 28, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

More than 18,000 people from across the country have signed up to attend the SEEK24 Catholic conference in St. Louis... Read more


Missouri attorney general files lawsuit against FDA over abortion pill by mail 

Nov 8, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Republican State Attorney General Andrew Bailey claimed the FDA had “unlawfully approv[ed] the shipment of chemical abortion pills in the... Read more

Catholic pilgrims on the Katy Trail Pilgrimage walk the route on Oct. 9, 2023.

Catholic pilgrimage group walks and prays the Katy Trail

Oct 14, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Spanning almost the entire width of Missouri, the 240-mile trail, a state park, passes by many Catholic churches and beautiful... Read more


Missouri transgender clinic halts treatment for minors as new law goes into effect

Sep 12, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital said it made the decision due to an “unacceptable level... Read more

Johnny Johnson.

UPDATE: Missouri death row inmate to be executed Tuesday

Jul 31, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Catholics in St. Louis and across Missouri, as well as Pope Francis himself, had advocated for a stay of Johnny... Read more

Johnny Johnson.

Missouri death row inmate granted stay of execution following Catholic advocacy

Jul 26, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Catholics across Missouri had advocated for a stay of Johnny Johnson’s execution, citing the Church’s teaching on the admissibility of... Read more

Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, whose body was discovered apparently incorrupt, founded the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles.

Who was Sister Wilhelmina Lancaster, whose body is now the center of attention in Missouri?

May 24, 2023

By Kelsey Wicks

Who was the woman who at the age of 70 founded the order of sisters best known for their chart-topping... Read more


Investigations into St. Louis pediatric transgender clinic opened after whistleblower report

Feb 10, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Lawmakers in Missouri have announced at least two official investigations into a children’s transgender clinic in St. Louis. Read more

A behind-the-scenes photo of the Darrows filming “The Cultivation of Purpose with Leah Darrow: Faith, Farming and Vocation” on their Missouri farm.

Catholic speaker Leah Darrow combines life on the farm with cultivating one’s faith

Jan 28, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

In a new video series, Darrow welcomes viewers into her home and shares what inspired her family to leave the... Read more

Downtown view of Jefferson City, Missouri, with the State Capitol at dusk.

Missouri lawmaker says controversial bill won't outlaw ectopic pregnancy treatment

Mar 17, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Missouri lawmaker plans to amend a bill concerning ectopic pregnancies to allay concerns that it would outlaw treatment for... Read more

Mitchell Rozanski, then-Bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts and current Archbishop of St. Louis, in St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 7, 2019.

Missouri bishops condemn execution of Ernest Johnson

Oct 7, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The four bishops of Missouri released a joint statement on Wednesday evening condemning the state’s execution of Ernest Lee Johnson,... Read more


Missouri executes inmate after Holy See appealed for clemency

Oct 6, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Missouri on Tuesday evening executed Ernest Johnson, 61, an inmate convicted of murdering three people in the 1990s, after the... Read more

St. Louis archdiocese says masks optional at its schools this fall

Jul 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced Monday that face masks will be optional at its Catholic schools this fall.  Read more

Court blocks Missouri's eight-week abortion ban

Jun 10, 2021

A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked a 2019 Missouri pro-life law from going into effect. Read more

Missouri cannot block Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood, high court says

Jul 3, 2020

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a provision that intended to cut Planned Parenthood off from Medicaid funding... Read more

Missouri's last abortion clinic receives license

Jun 26, 2020

The Missouri health department issued a license to the state's only abortion clinic Thursday. Its license had been revoked a... Read more