Pope Francis has joined the chorus of people calling on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to grant clemency to a death row inmate who is set to be executed for killing three people during a 1994 convenience store robbery.
Jesuits West, which covers 10 western states, said its internal investigation found credible allegations against 111 priests, brothers or priests in training who were connected to it dating back to 1950.
Police in Ballwin, Missouri are searching for a gunman who sexually assaulted a woman and shot another in the head in a Catholic religious goods store. Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis (which is near Ballwin) asked for prayers for the victims.
The ruling said the ordinance violated the First Amendment rights of Catholic elementary schools and Our Lady’s Inn, by requiring them to employ or house people who are not abortion opponents.
More than 25 St. Louis-area Walgreens clinics, run by the nonprofit Catholic organization SSM Health, will provide refills for contraceptive pills previously prescribed by a physician.