• Clergy reject Missouri bill on concealed guns in churches

    Clergy reject Missouri bill on concealed guns in churches

    • Apr 14, 2018

    A group of religious leaders is condemning a Missouri bill to permit people to carry concealed firearms in church without permission from clergy, with St. Louis’s Catholic archbishop threatening to sue if the bill is signed into law.

  • St. Louis archbishop urges peace in the midst of protests over cop acquittal

    St. Louis archbishop urges peace in the midst of protests over cop acquittal

    • Sep 17, 2017

    Archbishop Robert J. Carlson said that while “acknowledging the hurt and anger, [the people of St. Louis] must not fuel the fires of hatred and division” in the wake of the acquittal of a white former police officer accused of murdering a black suspect. Carlson said, “We must work together for a better, stronger, safer community, one founded upon respect for each other, and one in which we see our neighbor as another self.”

  • Catholics challenge St. Louis’ ‘abortion sanctuary’ law

    Catholics challenge St. Louis’ ‘abortion sanctuary’ law

    • May 23, 2017

    A new ordinance in St. Louis, enacted in February, bars employers from hiring or firing people based on whether they have had an abortion, get pregnant outside of marriage, or use contraceptives or artificial insemination. Although the law doesn’t apply to religious organizations such as churches, experts say it would still prevent the Church from hiring only teachers who support Catholic teachings on abortion.