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Procession for the final Mass at the SEEK conference Jan. 5, 2024, in St. Louis.

‘The world needs you’: Students encouraged to continue sharing faith as SEEK24 ends

Jan 5, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The conference attracted young people, clergy, religious sisters, and more from around the world this week for talks, workshops, entertainment,... Read more

Students from hundreds of universities from around the world are attending this year's SEEK24 conference in St. Louis.

SEEK24 continues in St. Louis with an eye to Salt Lake City in 2025

Jan 4, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

A record number of college-age students, priests, bishops, religious brothers, sisters, and more are attending SEEK24. Read more

Children of Afghan immigrants to St. Louis play during a holiday party on Dec. 9, 2023.

Catholics continue to rally around Afghan refugee families in St. Louis

Dec 30, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Exhausted Afghan men, women, and children continue to arrive to the United States. In many places, Christians are the ones... Read more

Catholic speaker John O’Leary stands on the set of “On Fire,” his biographical movie, on Dec. 8, 2023.

Catholic speaker John O’Leary gets the Hollywood treatment of his life story

Dec 28, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The film about John O’Leary’s extraordinary life and recovery wrapped up at the Shrine of St. Joseph in downtown St.... 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

The interior of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, in Missouri.

No closures recommended for St. Louis Catholic elementary schools, archdiocese says

Dec 13, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Pastors at each of the 25 Catholic elementary schools eyed for closure earlier this year have recommended that their schools... Read more


St. Louis children’s transgender clinic refuses to halt operations amid AG investigation

Feb 27, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The transgender clinic has said it will continue to prescribe puberty-blocking drugs to minors despite a whistleblower’s report.  Read more


Meet me in St. Louis: SEEK24 to return to ‘Rome of the West’

Jan 9, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Nearly 19,000 people attended the five-day SEEK23 conference at the America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis last week. Read more

Attendees at the SEEK23 Catholic conference held in St. Louis

Young Catholics converge at SEEK23: ‘I love seeing people fall in love with Jesus’

Jan 6, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

More than 17,000 people descended on St. Louis this week for the SEEK23 Catholic conference, put on by the Fellowship... Read more


Retired St. Louis priest admits to possessing child pornography

Oct 13, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A retired Vincentian priest who ministered in St. Louis until last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing thousands of images... Read more

Father Mike Schmitz addresses the crowd at "SEEK First," a preview event put on by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students in St. Louis on Oct. 1, 2022.

St. Louis hopes FOCUS conference will spark Catholic renewal in the ‘Rome of the West’

Oct 6, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Nearly 1,000 Catholic students and adults gathered in St. Louis Oct. 1 for a preview of the upcoming FOCUS national... Read more


St. Louis priest to have arrest record expunged after sexual abuse cases dropped

Aug 30, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A circuit judge ruled Aug. 25 that Father Xiu Hui “Joseph” Jiang had met the legal burden to have his... Read more

Statue of King Louis IX of France in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri.

Man arrested on assault charges after incident at St. Louis statue

Jul 14, 2020

A man in St. Louis has been charged with four counts of fourth-degree assault after police say he threw punches... 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

The silver crown of Our Lady; St. Francis Xavier College Church.

A sickness and a silver crown: How Saint Louis University survived the cholera epidemic of 1849

Mar 25, 2020

In the basement of St. Francis Xavier College Church on the campus of Saint Louis University stands a statue of... Read more

The patio at Favazza's Restaurant. Courtesy photo.

‘Stay the course’ - Keeping the faith, keeping a restaurant, and helping employees amid coronavirus

Mar 25, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Favazza’s Restaurant has been an institution in St. Louis for over four decades. It’s located on The Hill, an Italian... Read more

A rally at the last Planned Parenthood in Missouri.

Botched abortions at Missouri's last abortion clinic raise questions

Jun 19, 2019

In a legal battle over the closure of Missouri’s last functioning Planned Parenthood, state health department officials cited four botched... Read more

Participants in the 2019 St. Joseph’s pilgrimage in St. Louis.

Why these men walked 24 miles to the ‘Rome of the Midwest’

May 8, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

It can be hard to find time for silent reflection in today’s bustling modern society. But a group of men... Read more

St. Louis archbishop leads prayer for peace after violent protests

Sep 19, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of St. Louis led an interfaith group of religious leaders in prayer for peace and justice on Tuesday,... Read more

Eric Greitens, now the Governor of Missouri, speaks at a 2014 conference.

Missouri governor calls special session to protect St Louis pro-lifers

Jun 8, 2017

Missouri’s Gov. Eric Greitens has called a special session of the legislature to pass stronger legal protections for pro-life groups,... Read more