An empty school building in midtown Kansas City, Mo., has become the subject of a heated debate between its next-door parish and the local bishop.
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The owner of St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center has agreed to set aside $20 million from its pending sale of those hospitals for charitable care.
In a news release Wednesday, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said nonprofit Ascension Health agreed to the set-aside after concerns raised by his office that the money be made available for acute indigent care.
In a letter delivered to Georgia Walker's home, Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn said her excommunication was effective immediately.
Georgia Walker, who was ordained by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests over the weekend, looks forward to expanding her ministry to prisons.
The daylong gathering dissected the theological and pastoral implications and challenges of the still-emerging Pope Francis pontificate.
Jon David Couzens said he intends to remain a voice for the protection of children even though the Missouri diocese agreed to pay him and 29 others $10 million.
Fr. Patrick Rush said questions asked of him "were about Bishop Finn's leadership, about my reaction to Bishop Finn's leadership, and about my assessment of the people."
Midazolam has been implicated in botched executions in three states, and lawyers have filed a petition to stop a convicted murderer's execution in fear the drug will be used.
A retired Milwaukee priest is asking for the second time for Pope Francis to investigate Bishop Robert FInn for violations of church law.
Three protesters were arrested Aug. 22 outside of a Kansas City, Mo., nuclear weapons parts facility for trespassing on private property. The three men were part of a larger demonstration, protesting the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new facility.