The City Council here agreed Thursday that parishioners and developers of a highly contested Kansas City site need to meet once again before the project is brought to a final vote Aug. 20.
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Despite overwhelming opposition from the Kansas City parishioners neighboring the site, a plan for faith-based student housing was voted Wednesday to move forward to a final vote before the full city council July 23.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley all emphasized raising the minimum wage and lowering college costs.
The project -- the brainchild of Bishop Robert Finn -- continues to face overwhelming opposition from parishioners and neighborhood groups.
Reversing course on an earlier decision to uphold 23 pastoral assignments made by Bishop Robert Finn days before his resignation, Kansas City, Kan., Archbishop Joseph Naumann has revised 14 of those assignments for the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese.
News of his decision came Friday morning in an email from Kansas City-St. Joseph spokesman Jack Smith to the diocese’s priests.
“After prayerful deliberation and consultation with his advisors, Archbishop Naumann has decided to modify some of the assignments previously made,” he wrote.
The priest says Finn's resignation was the result of "a long, bitter, nasty campaign by many of our brothers and sisters."
Archbishop Joseph Naumann said he asked Finn to oversee the ordinations after realizing that the Kansas and Missouri dioceses had scheduled ordinations on the same days.
When news broke of Bishop Robert Finn's resignation, the primary question was: Did he step down on his own, or was he forced out?
Emotions ran high among Catholics in the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese as word spread that Bishop Robert Finn had resigned early Tuesday.
More than 200 rallies held Wednesday across the U.S. marked Tax Day with calls for fair wages for a diverse cohort of labor groups.