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Clergy appointments for March 20

Deacon Bernard A. Buckman, a permanent deacon, is granted the status of senior deacon, remaining in his assignment of assisting the pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Wentzville, effective April 1, 2017.

Deacon Kenneth C. Clemens, Jr., a permanent deacon, parish life coordinator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Maplewood, is granted retirement status, effective April 1, 2017.

Deacon Harvey Dubbs, a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of St. Clare Parish in St. Clair, is granted retirement status, effective April 1, 2017.

Clergy appointments for Feb. 27

Deacon John Beckmann, a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of St. Dominic Savio Parish in Affton, is also assigned to assist the pastor of St. George Parish in Affton, effective March 1, 2017.

Deacon Leonard Sisul, a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of St. George Parish in Affton, is also assigned to assist the pastor of St. Dominic Savio Parish in Affton, effective March 1, 2017. 

Clergy appointments for Feb. 20

Deacon Donald L. Driscoll, a permanent deacon assisting the parochial administrator of Our Lady of the Holy Cross Parish in St. Louis, is granted retirement status, effective March 1, 2017.

Deacon Stephen L. Murray, a permanent deacon assisting the pastor of All Saints Parish in University City, is assigned to assist the pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Webster Groves, effective Feb. 27, 2017.

Clergy appointments for Jan. 30

Deacon Robert S. Penberthy, a permanent deacon assisting the pastor of St. George Parish in Affton, is granted retirement status, effective Feb. 1.

Rev. Eric F. Olsen, associate pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Webster Groves, is assigned to the Latin America Apostolate serving the Archdiocese of La Paz, Bolivia, effective July 1. 

Clergy appointments for Jan. 9

Deacon Leroy A. Martin, a permanent deacon, assisting the chaplain at St. Mary's Health Center, is granted retirement status, effective Jan. 31, 2017

Rev. Timothy J. Foy, associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish in Ballwin, is appointed parochial administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Gildehaus, effective Jan. 17, 2017

Rev. Michael R. Rennier, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish in Ballwin, effective Jan. 17, 2017. 

St. Louis Catholics file lawsuit over reproductive decisions ordinance

Photo by Lisa Johnston | lisajohnston@archstl.org  | Twitter @aeternusphoto Archbishop Robert J. Carlson spoke May 22 at a press conference announcing a federal lawsuit filed against the city of St. Louis over an ordinance that adds reproductive decisions as protected classes.

UPDATED MAY 22 AT 12:00 PM

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson reiterated that the archdiocese "will not comply" with a St. Louis ordinance that violates religious freedom.

St. Louis archdiocesan elementary schools joined Our Lady's Inn, O'Brien Industrial Holdings LLC and Frank Robert O'Brien in a federal lawsuit filed May 22 by the Thomas More Society. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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