Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski

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Stained-glass window at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis.

Vatican agrees to review closures of two St. Louis parishes amid archdiocesan restructuring

Oct 31, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Both parishes had been subsumed into others in recent months, creating new parish groupings. Read more

St. Matthew the Apostle church in St. Louis, is one of the parishes slated for merger that is appealing to the Vatican.

St. Louis parishes dodge closure by appealing to the Vatican

Aug 1, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Seven parishes plan to send appeals to the Vatican, putting the mergers planned for the parishes on hold until the... Read more

Parishioners at Sacred Heart parish in Valley Park, Missouri, part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, listen to a presentation about parish mergers at an October 2022 listening session.

St. Louis Archdiocese reorganization will cut parishes from 178 to 134

May 30, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The plan, called “All Things New,” closes 35 churches, merges their parishes into neighboring parishes, and merges 15 others into... Read more

St. Louis metropolitan police and school officials stand outside the south entrance to the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School after a shooting that left three people dead including the shooter in St Louis, Missouri on Oct. 24, 2022.

Bishops, local parishes pray after St. Louis high school shooting kills 2

Oct 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

After a gunman at a magnet high school in St. Louis killed two people in an Oct. 24 rampage, the... 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

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Springfield bishop appoints co-chairs of sex abuse task force

Jun 29, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts has announced the appointment of two social workers to lead an independent task force... Read more

USCCB fall 2019 meeting, Baltimore, Maryland

US bishops vote to keep time limits on discussion of Eucharistic document

Jun 16, 2021

By Matt Hadro

While some U.S. bishops on Wednesday pushed for no time limits in debating a motion to draft a teaching document... Read more

Then-Bishop Mitchell Rozanski in St. Peter's Basilica during an ad limina visit, Nov. 7, 2019.

New St Louis archbishop encourages face-to-face evangelization

Aug 26, 2020

Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski was installed this week as the tenth Archbishop of St. Louis, on the feast day of the... Read more