Several St. Louisans spent a day last week lobbying at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City.
Auxiliary Bishop Edward Rice, along with other St. Louis members of the Missouri Catholic Conference's Public Policy Committee met with legislators Feb. 20 for the group's annual Lobby Day. Joining Bishop Rice were Diane Daly, John Schwob, Deborah Meister and Pat Dougherty, along with other committee members from other parts of the state.
Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Morgan Casey, a St. Louis priest who has served as vicar of the Pando region of Bolivia.
Bishop Casey, 77, earlier reached the mandatory age limit where he was required to submit his resignation. In August, he celebrated his 50th anniversary in the priesthood at a Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Brentwood, followed by a reception at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury.
BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI's call for a new evangelization will guide the work of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for the next four years under a strategic plan adopted during the bishops' annual fall general assembly in Baltimore.
Operating under the theme "Journey with Christ: Faith/Worship/Witness," the plan offers a "road map" for the conference to shape programs and activities to strengthen the faith of Catholics and position them to be active witnesses to their faith in all aspects of life.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph was convicted Sept. 6 of one count of failing to report suspected child abuse and acquitted on another count in a brief bench trial.
Jackson County Circuit Judge John M. Torrence issued the verdict and quickly set and suspended a sentence of two years' probation. The charges carried a possible maximum sentence of one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
In a courtroom statement following the verdict, Bishop Finn said he truly regretted and was sorry for the hurt the events caused.