Another day, another dispute with the St. Louis Archdiocese regarding allegations of child sex abuse. The case of Father LeRoy Valentine, however, involves a long and complicated history of accusations that span several decades and allegations of repeated inaction by those in charge. And victims' ad ... More >>
9 p.m. Sunday, September 2. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
On January 2, David Clohessy -- director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) -- sat down with lawyers representing Catholic priests. It was not to chat over tea.The attorneys deposed Clohessy for over six hours as part of a lawsuit that a anonymous victim has brought agains ... More >>
This week, I visit the Crow's Nest (7336 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-781-0989), the successor to the late, lamented Bleeding Deacon Public House. Does the new spot surpass the original? A sneak peek at my review after the jump.
SNAP's David ClohessyRecently in both Kansas City and St. Louis, lawyers defending the Catholic Church against clerical sex abuse allegations have have tried to subpoena years worth of emails and records from their long-time adversary, SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). SNAP dir ... More >>
Courtesy of Bethel Providence Christian ChurchBethel Providence Christian Church is a traditional brick building crowned by a steeple and fronted by a large cross. The interior of the chapel is equally traditional: Two tight rows of glossy wooden pews lead to a functional pulpit and altar, su ... More >>
Illustration by Vlad AlvarezPaul Alvino was abused by a priest in 1971 off church property - who's responsible?If a local Catholic priest with a known history of sexually abusing children molests a young boy, but does it off of church property, is the Archdiocese of St. Louis legally responsible? ... More >>
Jay BevenourRev. Raymond BurkeYesterday Pope Benedict XVI promoted former St. Louis archbishop Raymond Burke to the rank of cardinal -- the fourth-highest status in the Catholic church. In honor of Burke's ascension up the hierarchy, here are a few of the cardinal's actions over the years that we ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
image viaNever underestimate the selling power of a Good Book.Perhaps Daily RFT's new favorite Tweeter, the world-domination-seeking Emperor Franzen, should take a page from Benton Park's Concordia Publishing House. Since it launched its Hymnal in Every Home campaign four years ago, Concordia ... More >>
I can't believe this mistake hasn't happened before. From the publicist for heavy metal band Lamb of God: LAMB OF GOD would like to officially denounce any buzz of a show that they have been rumored to be playing in the near future. The band will not be performing in Tempe, AZ at said show. The ev ... More >>
Archbishop DolanTimothy Dolan was a bishop in St. Louis in the early 2000s before being named archbishop of Milwaukee and from there moving on to serve as the current archbishop of New York. A year into his tenure in the Big Apple the archbishop has been generaly well-received, though questions p ... More >>
Burrell Mohler Sr. via the KC StarYesterday on Daily RFT we had a couple bones to pick with a misleading headline in the local daily and the bible-thumping defenders of Burrell E. Mohler Sr. Along with his brother and four sons, the 74-year-old Independence, Missouri, native is accused of repeate ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, March 5. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Joe sounds off about Michael Devlin's plea bargain.
Was it a Kenyan assassin who killed the St. Louis missionary -- or was it madness? Seven years later, the verdict is in.
This bun-baking priest is hella endearing
Brace yourself for a catechismic event
Week of January 22, 2003
St. Louis' network of Catholic elementary schools is becoming smaller, more expensive and more worried about survival
Week of November 27, 2002
Late Nite Catechism, Grandel Theatre
A walk in the moccasins of Cleveland Hammonds Jr.
Joyce gets nailed for tall talk and tiny action
In the heart of South St. Louis, a parish loses its priest because of stricter standards on sexual sin
Chris Hummel was the life of the party until he joined Life Christian Center. There, the Holy Spirit set his soul aflame -- and his joy burned so bright it blinded him.
Disturbed by the Red Cross' promotion of condom use, local Catholics are finding other organizations to handle blood drives. But is their stand having the intended result?
Under mounting pressure, a local nonprofit agency finally agrees to give up its contract to provide Head Start services to 2,500 preschoolers
Published the week of March 15
David Richardson entrusted the management of his rental properties to a priest. Many of his properties have since been foreclosed on, and his credit is shot to hell.
By Terrence McNally (The Stage Company)
Christian rock combines the Lord's message with the devil's beat. Sometimes the result is exhilaration. Sometimes it's god-awful confusion.
St. Louis is welcoming Pope John Paul II, but many devout Catholics don't feel so welcomed by him. They say he's blocking the light for women, intellectuals, non-Westerners, gays, lesbians and remarried Catholics -- and dimming the prospects for an inclus
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