A local couple is suing the St. Louis Archdiocese and Father Bryan Kuchar in a lawsuit alleging that their son was raped by the priest when he was a young boy and, once the "abuse finally overtook him," killed himself. "It has been almost four years since his death, and we struggle with the part t ... More >>
After sixteen years of growl, music lovers can't help but think of Dropkick Murphys when someone mentions Boston. The band with equal parts swagger and bagpipes is as much a part of the fabric of Beantown as the brownstones that dominate the city. Despite the Murphys' undying love for the Red Sox, S ... More >>
Or, Why You Shouldn't Be Ashamed to Be a Female Voter in Missouri It's become pretty clear over the past few weeks that Todd Akin hates women. Oh, he hasn't said that in so many words -- which is actually pretty surprising since he doesn't seem to care much about the possibility of offending his fe ... More >>
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 >>
A WikiLeaks cable indicates that the U.S. was advised to start a trade war with European Union members who banned genetically modified grains. The Guardian reports that in 2007, France attempted to ban a form of Monsanto's GM corn, leading to ambassador Craig Stapleton asking the U.S. to penalize co ... More >>
courts.mo.govLawrence Mooney: Has sat on other appeals that ruled in favor of the archdiocese.The note from Missouri Court of Appeals Judge Lawrence Mooney to former St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke was just three sentences long. Written on Court of Appeals stationary and dated October 2, 2007, ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergThe Revs. Elsie McGrath and Rose Marie HudsonBy now you've probably heard how the Vatican unveiled sweeping changes last week regarding its policies on sexual abuse and sexuality within the Catholic church. On one hand, the Church increased efforts to out priests accused ... More >>
Fr. Chaminade: Miracle worker?Rachel Lozano was 15 when she was first diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as Askin's tumor. Three times she underwent painful treatments -- chemotherapy, radiation, stem-cell replacement -- only for the cancer to return stronger than ever. In 2000, Lozano fl ... More >>
Pietro Sambi, that's Italian for "Don't $&#@ with Me!"The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is holding a demonstration right this very minute on the corner of Lindell and Grand, just outside Saint Louis University. The group is upset that SLU has invited the Vatican's U.S. A ... More >>
thereseofdivinepeace.orgMarybeth McBryan will become the third local Roman Catholic Womanpriest on Sunday -- critics be damned.Marybeth McBryan, a former member of the St. Louis Public Schools Board of Education and current deacon at Therese of Divine Peace, will be ordained as a Roman Catholic W ... More >>
www.myspace.comNathan Halbach, reportedly the son of a St. Louis priest, is now ill with brain cancer and asking for help from the Roman Catholic ChurchThe St. Louis chapter of SNAP (Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests) is on the lookout for girls or women who may have been abused by a ... More >>
Ian enjoys the suffering of ducks? That's despicable!
Week of December 27, 2007
Two St. Louis women will soon become ordained Catholic priests — and in a Jewish synagogue, no less.
"Questionable" material is filtered off the menu at Saint Louis Bread Co.
Two art fairs, no waiting
A Webster University professor is delivered some food he didn't order
Sit down and shut up, class. Sister has a wonderful lesson to teach -- though it's never the same one twice.
The Rev. Pigg takes a poke at the satanic influences of kid favorites Pokémon and the Teletubbies
Is the deputy mayor's wife beyond reproach, and who started these rumors, anyway?
A simple, happy message helped him become the nation's favorite preacher. Thanks to a Popsicle-slick PR machine and a talent for dodging tough questions, we've forgotten what Billy Graham is really all about.
Tim Dreste's journey from Christian missionary to anti-abortion racketeer cost him a $6 million federal fine for his role in threatening to "kill, assault or do bodily harm" to abortion providers. But he isn't about to stop his crusade.
St. John's Mercy Medical Center alienated their RNs when they turned to less experienced caregivers to save money. Now they're paying for it.
In Charming Billy, novelist Alice McDermott exposes the faith and lies that bind an Irish-American community
Father James Carney left St. Louis to work with the poor in Honduras, putting him at odds with both church and state. Fifteen years after his mysterious death, a new CIA report raises more questions than answers.