To what degree the removal of Fr. James Radloff from ministry is as much personal as it is about a bishop establishing clear lines of authority or a pastor seeking justice is hard to pin down.
Faith & Parish
Bishop Liam Cary's emphasis on the vow of obedience is viewed by many as a key to Fr. James Radloff's removal as pastor.
A petition circulated by parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi to keep a popular Spanish-speaking pastor at their parish may have caused a rift between the bishop and another pastor.
Although a ruling on ousted Fr. James Radloff has been made by the Vatican, questions, emotions and secrecy remain at St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
Even more regular churchgoing Catholics in Bishop Robert Lynch's diocese find church teaching on contraception no longer relevant.
The apostolic nuncio to the U.S. wrote to Kansas City Catholics to say he received and forwarded their request for action to the Vatican.
Sulpician Fr. Gladstone H. "Bud" Stevens will become president and rector of St. Patrick's Seminary and University in June.
When Edwin "Bud" Skalla died in November, he left nearly 860 acres of farmland and other assets, including diamond rings, a Rolex and a Cadillac, to 13 southwest Iowa parishes.
The claimants' lawyers also asked the bankruptcy judge not to rule on the plan until an appeals court rules on the status of a hotly contested cemetery fund.
Local Catholics say the church's lack of response to Bishop Robert Finn's misdemeanor conviction has caused further spiritual harm to the diocese.